This Week In Gaming: 08/18/2020

Post by: Sam Ellis 18 August, 2020

This is the first ever AYS Weekly Teen Gaming Column, written by AYS Jr. editor Sam Ellis. I'm at AYS HQ and working through this with the help of Fortnite and allergies.

These are the biggest gaming news from the past week:

The first story I'm going to cover in this week's column is the deal with Apple and Google taking Fortnite off of their app stores because of payment issues. One thing I noticed is that around the day it happened, Epic Games (the game's creator) decided to lower the V-bucks prices by 20%. According to Gamespot, Epic Games said that Apple has "retaliated ferociously", and filed for a temporary restraining order towards the company. Gamespot has an article about the whole #freefortnite situation.

Apex Legends, competitor of Fortnite, is launching it's 6th season soon, and it's bringing changes to the World's End map. The thing about the Fortnite Reboot vans is that they took the inspiration of Apex's reboot system, and put it into a van in the game.

One of the developers of the up and rising game Fall Guys warns people about scams for a non-existent mobile version, which the devs plan not to release one for now, as it's only playable on PC and Playstation.

This is all for this week. I am testing this column as a new idea for the site, and based on how this does, I may write more of these.

Sam Ellis is a 15-year-old spending part of the pandemic learning about journalism.