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iPhone’s new Fortnite’s 60fps mode tested – and it’s a tech milestone • Eurogamer.net

Side by side with the Xbox One X, the same visual compromises remain – reduced LODs, geometry, textures, lighting, ambient occlusion etc – but the overall impression is still very similar, especially as many of these features aren’t as noticeable when played on a phone screen. What is noticeable is the frame-rate, where iPhone now gets very close to the full console experience – a remarkable achievement bearing in mind that Fortnite launched as a 30fps game on the current-gen consoles.
— Read on www.eurogamer.net/

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Fortnite isn’t a game, it’s a place – Charged

I’ve probably spent more time talking to my friends on the other side of the world in Fortnite’s voice chat than I have calling them in the last four years since I moved overseas. Even for friends that live close, in the same city, we catch up far more often through the game, popping on for a quick few rounds and talking about what’s new at the same time.
— Read on char.gd/blog/2018/fortnite-is-the-new-hangout-spot

I felt like I gave Fortnite a fair shake last year, but to be honest, I felt like I didn’t really get it. This article definitely makes me feel like I missed something. Since it doesn’t seem to be going away, it might be time to give it another try.

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I’ve started my annual holiday tradition of thinking I have a mild hangover only to discover it’s actually a head cold.

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Sweetness Mattered | Tin House

When I’d exhausted my supply, I went to the drugstore and bought another bag. And when that one ran out, I bought another, and then another one after that—for three years. Justin never questioned how any bag of Halloween candy might reasonably be expected to last that long. He never said anything like, “Come on, Burg, why are you still feeding me candy after all this time?” He simply accepted the candy. No one else noticed. It was a private thing between us two.
— Read on tinhouse.com/sweetness-mattered/

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Gritty’s evolution from mascot to meme to leftist avatar, explained – Vox

Instead, there’s a void where the two of us can meet and maybe — maybe — find common ground. We can sit and watch the same movie and still see completely different films, as you’ll well know if you’ve ever walked out of a theater arguing with someone about what you just saw. During our conversation, we might build something new ourselves: Here’s an empty space, a blank slate, a demilitarized zone where we can talk about anything, so long as it relates to this one thing.
— Read on www.vox.com/culture/2018/12/24/18145323/gritty-explained-mascot-flyers-meme-leftist