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Fortnite’s latest update has made the skill of building forts or any other structures less relevant to success, leaving some players to lament that the thing that makes Fortnite unique is slowly disappearing.

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Islands of Nyne might not come close to Fortnite or even PUBG in the battle royale stakes. it has got a fair bit going in its favour: weapon mechanics that any CS:GO player would feel right at home with, a Gun Game-style mode before matches start, and a neat, clean interface.

Most importantly: there's Australian servers.

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The Culling 2 released last week and, right away, it tanked. After a week of negative reviews and its online player-base dropping into the single digits, The Culling 2’s creators at Xaviant Games have pulled the plug.

According to the studio’s YouTube video announcement today, anyone who purchased the $US20 ($27) game across Xbox One, PS4 and PC is eligible for a refund. The announcement ended with a twist: Rather than try to fix The Culling 2, Xaviant plans to go back and start updating The Culling 1 instead.

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I've played some Fortnite matches alone and with friends, but the game never clicks with me. I don't like building or dealing with expert builders. So I was excited to try out the previously PC only H1Z1, which recently started an open beta on PS4.

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Don't let his superpowers fool you: Thanos' arrival in Fortnite is surprisingly silly. Players are taking advantage of Thanos in the best ways, or using Thanos to spread cheer. Given that Thanos is supposed to be a homicidal villain, seeing him in Fortnite's ridiculous world has been amazing.

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Now that the Fortnite comet has hit, the map is doted with craters. The biggest crater, as we all know, is located at Dusty Divot. You can't really go to Dusty without entering a fight now. Regardless, one group of fearless Fortnite fans challenged themselves to build over the entire crater, and it turned into an inspiring adventure that challenged the very nature of the conflict-laden game.

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You've probably heard about how a comet hit the Fortnite map by now. There's a reason so many people were transfixed by this cosmic encounter: Developer Epic made it feel like an event, worthy of wonder in the same way a real-world solar eclipse would be. In an age of instant social media updates, constant leaks and revelatory datamines, managing to delight players in unexpected ways is laudable.