‘Tetris’ turns battle royale with ‘Tetris 99’

Falling block puzzle game Tetris is the latest to join the Battle Royale trend, if not one of the least likely, thanks to the Nintendo Switch's Tetris 99 and its promise of a multiplayer elimination twist on an old favourite.

'Tetris 99' expands the Tetris online multiplayer experience to include 98 opponents. — Nintendo

‘Fortnite’ makes its next season pass free

Feeling the pressure from Apex Legends, or just making up for a delay? Either way, Fortnite is offering its Season 8 Battle Pass for free to those who complete a set of challenges over the next two weeks.

A free 'Fortnite' Season 8 Battle Pass is being given to those that complete certain challenges. — Epic Games

‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ is Nintendo’s second most lucrative mobile game

Nintendo strategy game Fire Emblem Heroes has become the second most lucrative mobile release from the company, reaching US$500mil in revenue within the past five months, Sensor Tower reports.

In August 2018, Fire Emblem Heroes was up to US$400mil (RM1.63bil) in worldwide revenue. — Nintendo

Pokémon Go celebrates Valentines with pink Pokémon

Go pink over the Valentines weekend with matching Pokémon, as Pokémon Go increases the odds of finding the cutely coloured mons.

Go pink over the Valentines weekend with matching Pokémon, as Pokémon Go increases the odds of finding the cutely coloured mons. – Niantic

Apex Legends: The newest entrant in the battle royale genre

It’s been a little over a week since the sudden launch of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, and already the battle royale game has hit over 25 million unique players with over 2 million concurrent players.

Apex Legends came out of nowhere to become a hit with gamers. — Respawn Entertainment/ Electronic Arts

EA’s new game ‘Apex Legends’ is taking a shot at ‘Fortnite’

Apex Legends, the latest hit title by gaming company Electronic Arts Inc, is shaking up the online battle arena, but questions are lurking about how much fire power it has in the long-run and whether it can dislodge popular Fortnite.

Analysts question whether Apex Legends can dislodge Fortnite, which is developed by Epic Games. — AFP Relaxnews

Bounty system, visibility changes coming to ‘Red Dead Online’

A number of new features and updates are coming to the Red Dead Online beta on Feb 26, developer Rockstar Games announced on Feb 12.

The biggest change is the addition of a new law and bounty system that will punish players who engage in a lot of in-game criminal activity. — AFP Relaxnews

‘Apex Legends’ passes 25 million players in a week

The surprise coordinated launch of Apex Legends on Feb 4 has resulted in over 25 million players over the course of its first week, with over 2 million playing concurrently.

'Apex Legends' upended traditional top-tier game launch practice. — Respawn Entertainment/ Electronic Arts

Pokémon Go’s GO Snapshot: Pick, pose, snap any Pokémon you’ve caught

Niantic Inc and The Pokémon Company International have announced GO Snapshot, a new feature with enhanced AR tech that lets Pokémon GO Trainers take pics of any Pokémon they've caught anywhere they please.

Pokémon Go will soon let you snap pics of any Pokémon you've caught. — Indigo Pearl for Niantic

EA’s ‘Apex Legends’ tops ‘Fortnite’ record with 25 million signups in a week

Shares of Electronic Arts Inc jumped 8.5% on Feb 12 after the videogame maker said it signed up 25 million players for its new battle royale game "Apex Legends" in a week, setting it up for a showdown with Epic Games' wildly popular "Fortnite".