Apple Removes Fortnite From iOS App Store

Apple Removes Fortnite From iOS App Store

Apple has confirmed that it has removed Fortnite from the iOS app store following Epic Games’ alteration of the price of Fortnite V-Bucks in response to Apple and Google’s “exorbitant” app store fees. In a statement to The Verge, Apple confirmed that “As a result [of Epic’s update to the game,] their Fortnite app has been removed from the store.” Developing…
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Russell Kirsch, Inventor of the Pixel, Dies at 91

Russell Kirsch, Inventor of the Pixel, Dies at 91

Russell Kirsch, the inventor of the pixel, has died. Kirsch died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 91. Best known as the inventor of the digital pixel, Kirsch was a computer scientist also credited with scanning one of the first digital photographs into a computer, per Oregon Live. He was born in Manhattan, New York, in 1929, and completed his primary education at the Bronx High School of Science. He then went on to study at New York University, Harvard, and then the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Image courtesy of National Institute of Standards and Technology Kirsch created a small digital image of his son, Walden, as a baby in 1957 and scanned it into a computer using a machine he and his team of researchers created. This digital image would make history as it is one of the first images scanned into a computer. Life magazine called it one of 100 photographs that changed the world. The original image is on display in the Portland Art Museum digital collection. It was he and his team’s belief that computers would one day come to mirror that of the human mind, and although the world isn’t quite there yet, it grows closer to Kirsch’s vision every day. Kirsch worked for over 50 years as a scientist for what is now known as the National Institute of Science and Technology in Maryland. It was known as the U.S. National Bureau of Standards when he worked there. Kirsch left Maryland in 2001 and moved to Portland. He had dementia in his later years. Russell Kirsch’s son Walden as one of the first scanned images in to a computer. Image courtesy of National Institute of Standards and Technology Kirsch is survived by his wife Joan Kirsch, whom he had been with for 65 years, and his sons Walden and Peter and his daughters Lindsey and Kara. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.
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Deals: Alienware Aurora Intel Core i7 RTX 2080 SUPER PC for Only $1550

Deals: Alienware Aurora Intel Core i7 RTX 2080 SUPER PC for Only 50

Today the newest generation Alienware Aurora gaming PC equipped with RTX 2080 graphics has reached a new price low thanks to a new 10% off Dell coupon. The best Alienware laptop deal has also been extended for a few more days. If you’re looking for other options, there are also solid deals on Lenovo, ASUS, HP, and Gigabyte PCs from Newegg, Amazon, and Best Buy. Deals for August 13 [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=daily-deals-august-13-2020″] More Video Game Deals [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=daily-deals-games-roundup”] ______________________________ Eric Song is IGN’s deal curator and spends roughly 1/4 of his income on stuff he posts. Check out his latest Daily Deals Article and subscribe to his IGN Deals Newsletter.
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Save 37% Off This 400-Page History of Batman

Save 37% Off This 400-Page History of Batman

Here’s a good deal for fans of the Caped Crusader. The massive, deeply researched book Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond is 37% off at Amazon. That brings the price from $75 all the way down to $47.49. There’s no telling how long the deal will last, so grab it if you want it. Batman: The Definitive History, if I may abridge the title, is a 400-page full-color doorstopper of a book that that traces the history of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego from his debut in Detective Comics in 1939 all the way to the present. [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=batman-the-definitive-history”] Written by Cartoon Art Museum curator Andrew Farago and media reporter Gina McIntyre, this hefty tome (it weighs seven pounds) dives into pretty much everything you’d want to know about Batman through the years. It includes interviews with people like Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Tim Burton, Mark Hamill, and Christopher Nolan. It illuminates behind-the-scenes stories surrounding major moments from the comics. It goes into the live-action Batman TV show from the 1960s, as well as Batman: The Animated Series, the Nolan films, and even the Arkham video games. In addition to its credentialed authors, the book features a forward by Michael Keaton, an introduction by Kevin Conroy, and a preface by longtime Batman editor Dennis O’Neil. Also included in the book are previously unpublished photographs from Batman film sets, animation cels, and comic book art, plus a 40-page film treatment from Bob Kane. Basically, it’s a whole lot of information about Batman over the 80 years he’s been a pop cultural icon. And it’s displayed beautifully in a full-color, gorgeously illustrated book. It would make a great present for the Batman fan in your life, even if that fan happens to be you. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed. [widget path=”ign/modules/recirc” parameters=”title=&type=articles%2Cvideos&tags=us-shopping&count=3&columnCount=3&theme=article”]
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Why Xbox Didn't Consider Releasing Halo Infinite in Parts

Why Xbox Didn't Consider Releasing Halo Infinite in Parts

With the announcement of Halo Infinite’s delay to 2021 earlier this week came reassurance that the Xbox Series X console is still set for a holiday, specifically November, global launch. And Xbox head Phil Spencer has elaborated on the tough call to delay the flagship Xbox game, and why the company didn’t consider a staggered release for it. Speaking on Gary Whitta’s Animal Crossing talk show Animal Talking, Spencer explained that while he and his team had some potential options on the table when it came to the delay, he wanted to make the decision that would have “the best intent, in the long-run, for our fans and our platform.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/halo-infinite-is-delayed-now-what-unlocked-456″] “We made the decision late last week. And I say ‘we’ — Bonnie Ross, who runs 343, Matt Booty, who runs our first-party studios organization, and myself. And they came with some options, things that we could do, maybe parts of the game that we could ship on given dates. It just didn’t feel, to all of us, like the Halo release that we would want. So in the end, I make the call based on the information that they present. I make a call, like I said, with hopefully the best intent, in the long-run, for our fans and our platform.” And so while Halo Infinite’s multiplayer is still set to be free-to-play, Spencer and his team rejected the idea of releasing it and the other portions of Infinite at separate points, but Spencer believed this was the right call for fans, Xbox, the developers, and the Halo franchise. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”legacyId=20098018&captions=true”] “So when looking at where we were, and the trajectory the team was on and frankly just the amount of effort and emotion that 343 [Industries] is putting into the game, and making sure that we want to be able to get the game out and delivered and have a healthy team after that, this was the decision that we made. And I’ll apologize to the fans, because I never like to set up expectations and not hit them, but I also believe that we’re making the right decision in the long run for both Xbox, and Halo, and our customers,” he said. Spencer elaborated that the final decision to the posting of the news was about a 24-hour turnaround, noting that in part the urgency comes from how many factors go into the launch…
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Final Fantasy 7 Is Now On Xbox Game Pass For Xbox One And PC

Final Fantasy 7 Is Now On Xbox Game Pass For Xbox One And PC

The 1997 version of Final Fantasy VII, which was first exclusive to the PlayStation before being ported to a myriad of other consoles, is now available on Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC subscribers.Anyone who subscribes to Xbox Game Pass–whether it’s the console-specific tier, the PC-specific tier (for Windows 10 PCs), or the all-encompassing Ultimate tier–can add the classic JRPG to their backlog. The game can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.There are some new features that come with this Xbox Game Pass version, including a 3x speed mode, the ability to turn battle encounters off, and a battle enhancement mode. These extra features, while not exclusive to PC or Xbox One, are added for free.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Dead By Daylight Cross-Play Is Now Live

Dead By Daylight Cross-Play Is Now Live

Dead by Daylight has now introduced cross-play, letting you survive the horror game with friends across PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. This follows Behavior linking up the Steam and Windows 10 communities with cross-play. According to the announcement, this also came alongside cross-friends functionality, letting you keep one unified friends list. The studio had previously mentioned cross-progression on Stadia in September. Cross-play or progression doesn’t appear to be in the cards for the mobile version.Behavior Interactive says Dead by Daylight has reached more than 25 million players across all platforms, with about 1 million players daily. With most of those communities now able to play together, the share of players who can all join together is much bigger.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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The Twilight Zone Season 2: "Try, Try" Season 2 Episode 9 Breakdown & Easter Eggs!

The Twilight Zone Season 2: "Try, Try" Season 2 Episode 9 Breakdown & Easter Eggs!

Greg and Ryan break down “Try, Try”, starring Topher Grace.
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WWE's Failed Casino, Secrets Of Refereeing With ROH's Todd Sinclair, And More | Wrestle Buddies Episode 15

WWE's Failed Casino, Secrets Of Refereeing With ROH's Todd Sinclair, And More | Wrestle Buddies Episode 15

On this week’s episode of Wrestle Buddies, GameSpot’s professional wrestling podcast, Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner are joined by Ring of Honor’s senior official Todd Sinclair, who tells us all about the life of a referee and the ridiculously important role they play–and how weird that role can get.Additionally, the Wrestle Buddies dive into the world of mysteries within wrestling, and our first unsolved wrestling mystery looks back at the time WWE blew up Vince McMahon for two weeks. That’s right, Vince McMahon once got into a limousine and it exploded on television.Photo credit: RING OF HONOR/Robert BellamyFinally, we take a lot at WWE’s plans to develop its own hotel and casino in Las Vegas during the ’90s. Do you remember that? Probably not since it never got past the developmental phase. However, WWE had some huge plans. Additionally, we answer a few of your questions.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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