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Houseparty allows people to video chat with friends.

Video app Houseparty said it was investigating the possibility that it has been the victim of a smear campaign by a rival, and offered $1 million in a(...)

Houseparty is entertaining a generation of people in lockdown.

As much of the world retreated into coronavirus lockdown at the weekend, it looked as though many people’s favourite activities were going to disappea(...)

Fortnite’s entire map has disappeared into a black hole, leaving gamers unable to play

Fortnite’s entire map has disappeared into a black hole, leaving gamers unable to play, as part of a worldwide event to mark the end of the game’s 10t(...)

The avatar of Bugha of the US is seen on the top during the final of the Solo competition at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Fortnite is in the news this week as the World Cup in New York draws to a close. The prize pot was $30 million; the winner walked away with $3 million(...)

Kyle Bugha Giersdorf celebrates after winning the Fortnite World Cup solo final at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Photograph:  Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Next month, Arthur Ashe Stadium will be teeming with Lacoste polo shirts and tasteful chinos. Tennis fans will order $69 caviar plates (1 ounce of hac(...)

Spotify said it was forced to “artificially” increase monthly subscriptions for its premium service via the Apple app store Photograph: Getty Images

Apple should be investigated by the European Union’s antitrust agency over how it allegedly squeezes rival music streaming services, according to Spot(...)

Gavin Moran left Ireland for the US in 1994

As creative cinematic director at Epic Games, the majority of Gavin Moran’s work revolves around Fortnite Battle Royale, currently one of the most pop(...)

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (left), who died this week aged 65, is pictured with Bill Gates cheering his basketball team the Portland Trail Blazers in 2000. Photograph: File photograph: Reuters

Image of the week: Microsoft two A trip into the picture archives this week to the year 2000: Bill Gates, having recently stepped down as chief (...)

Fortnite Battle Royale: each game’s 100 players land on an island where they fight and kill each other

Fortnite, which took the gaming world by storm last year, is now a global phenomenon, with a reported 125 million users – but while its popularity gro(...)

Tencent is to buy a majority stake in the Finnish maker of the mobile game Clash of Clans from Japan’s SoftBank for $8.6 billion, in a deal that will turn the Chinese technology company into an international online gaming superpower

Tencent is to buy a majority stake in the Finnish maker of the mobile game Clash of Clans from Japan’s SoftBank for $8.6 billion, in a deal that will (...)