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    dj marshmello on fortnite cover

    Dj Marshmello, aka Christopher Comstock, American disc jockey and musician, held a concert on Fortnite Battle Royale followed by over 8 million people. The event, born from the collaboration between Comstock and Epic Games which then dedicated a character to the disk jockey in the famous videogame, was held in Pleasant Park square on February 2, 2019.

    Successful virtual concert

    The news of the concert was then re-launched by the most important magazines worldwide. In addition to representing apeackattendance within Fortnite the concert also generated considerable publicity for Dj Marshmello.

    Some songs of the artist, according to Billboard, saw an increase in streaming of the 24,000%. A success without a doubt, which is explained by the fact that the gaming industry in a few decades managed to overcome the musical one. Fortnite alone has a turnover of over 2.4 billion dollars, the world sector in 2018 has almost reached 135 billion in turnover.

    Fortnite DJ Mashmello concert

    The precedents on Second Life

    Btw fans will remember as the first concert in a virtual world was that in the U2 of March 29, 2008 in Second Life. In 2011 swas born the Duran Duran Universe, land opened by users of the virtual world of Linden Lab fans of the English band and some members of the band itself. In particular the keyboard player Nick Rhodes would have started thinking about the Duran Duran Universe already in 2006.

    Many musicians have performed performances liveover the years in Second Life and more recently, in Sansar. Among these, for example, the French singer and musician Mimi Carpenter or Italian EddieGuitar Dagger, aka Eddie Santillo.

    Eddie Santillo concerto Second Life

    Virtual concerts, will it be true glory?

    So far btw the small numbers of Second Life and Sansar had prevented a wider affirmation of this form of distance entertainment: who knows if the far larger user base of Fortnite and video games in general will allowvirtual” concerts to get a final consecration?

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    The release of Kingdom Hearts III is getting closer (scheduled for January 29) and Square Enix, via Twitter, decided to unveil some information on the content of the Day One Patch.

    Kingdom Hearts III, free patches coming soon

    On January 29 a first free update will be available to bring the game to version 1.01. The patch, in addition to correcting some problems, will implement in the main menu the “Memory Archive” (video) that can be consulted at any time and will contain information on the general plot of the franchise.

    On the 30th and 31st January, two other updates will be released to introduce two videos: Epilogue and Secret. You will be able to view the first only after completing the entire adventure, while the second will be available only to users who finish the game respecting certain requirements that will vary according to the level of difficulty selected.

    Kingdom Hearts III, coming on January 29 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, promises an immersive gaming experience rich in content: in the various worlds, in fact, there will be no lack of things to do and between main missions, secondary assignments, fights, extra activities and mini-games, users will be spoiled for choice.

    Kingdom Hearts III bundle PS4 special

    PS4 in bundle and VR experience

    We remind you that on January 29 a special Kingdom Hearts III bundle will also be available in all Gamestop stores. It will contain a PlayStation 4 Pro equipped with a 1TB hard disk, matte black, decorated with an intricate pattern representing the emblem of Kingdom Hearts. Dualshock 4 wireless controller will in glossy black with decorative patterns on the touch pad will complet the bundle.

    Finally, since December 25th, owners of PlayStation VR have the opportunity to have fun with Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience, an interactive video of about 10 minutes that traces the history of the franchise through video sequences and engaging music. The experience in virtual reality is distributed in a totally free way through PlayStation Store.

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      Fnaf 7 Scott Cawthon cover

      In Summer 2017 he declared to had canceled it, but Scott Cawthon has accustomed us to changes of idea, so when in December Fnaf 6, alias Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator (Ffps), has been made available on Steam, a few were surprised.

      Fnaf 6, a three phases game

      Compared to the five previous versions of (Five nights at Freddy’s), the sixth starts with a simple 8-bit screen which allows you to play a minigame whose goal is to throw pizzas to children. Once finished the minigame Scrap Baby appears and soon the real game begins, in which each day consists of three phases.

      n the first, in the morning, the player is a new manager, just hired, one of the pizzerias in the Fazbear’s franchising; in the second, in the evening, it must perform a number of tasks under the threat of killers animatronic; in the third, at the end of almost every night, you can choose whether to abandon the animatronics or control them, without being attacked in this case involves the death of the player.

      Multiple finals and tributes

      Fnaf 6 has several endings, which can be achieved based on the choices and actions taken in the three different phases of the game. The latest (for now) videogame creation by Scott Cawthon has been welcomed by good critics and after a year has returned to be talked about on the web, because it has inspired Five Nights at Vault 5.

      It is a real tribute but also and above all a mod of Fallout: New Vegas, famous action role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published in 2010 by Bethesda Softworks which basically gave the opportunity to explore the vault sect of New Vegas, each with its own story.

      Fnaf 7 Scott Cawthon

      Fnaf Movie still delays

      Moreover Scott Cawthon has recently announced the porting of Fnaf also on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and the arrival of a version for tablets and smartphones. Cawthon has also reported the umpteenth slip of the release in the theatres (if ever there will be) of the movie inspired by Five nights at Freddy’s.

      Delay due to the fact that the last screenplay did not please Scott who reiterated that either a good movie will come out or it will not give its consent to production. If the Hollywood writers will be able to satisfy Cawthon, the film will nevertheless cover only the first three episodes and not the subsequent ones, also specified Scott.

      Fnaf 7 is coming together with a new title

      Since Scott Cawthon does not seem to be going to retire, next year could also get a game in virtual reality and one in augmented reality, together Five Nights at Freddy’s: Into Madness (Fnaf 7) that will gather a series of ideas that have not found a place in the chapters published so far.

      Last but not least, a new “triple A” budget title should be distributed, which, however, has not yet been developed. If you wanna know how it will end continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, also through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it and on Paper.li, as well as on Youtube) and maybe subscribe our newsletter!

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        Despite the limited enthusiasm with which the mass market has so far accepted virtual reality and its viewers, Facebook does not seem to want to slow down, indeed: in the latest Oculus Connect (OC5) a new version of the viewer has been announced, intermediate between the mobile Oculs Go and the top of the range Oculus Rift.

        Oculus Quest will cost 399 dollars

        Oculus Quest, this is the name of the new viewer, will be available from spring 2019 at the price of $ 399 in America (the price and release date in Italy must still be announced), that is $ 50 less than the Rift plus the Touch controller. If Rift requires a wired connection to a PC, Quest will be without cables, even if this led to choose the Snapdragon 835 as Cpu.Oculus Quest

        50 games ready for the launch

        Facebook promised that the contents available for the Rift will all have aporting” on Quest and that at the time of launch will be available over 50 video game titles including somebest sellers” like Robo Recall, The Climb and Moss.

        Among the new titles was announced Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, which will be developed on three episodes (the first already available at the launch of the Quest) and which will tell a storyuntold” from Star Wars series, which confirms itself among the most appreciated franchisees by companies engaged in the VR sector (as we already saw with Sansar).

        A good compromise between Go and Rift

        Compared to Oculus Go (currently on sale from 219 euros in Italy), Oculus Quest can be considered an enhanced version, since it preserves the design but uses a more versatile processor (Go uses the Snapdragon 821) and, ensuring the taking over of the user’s position in a space, is able to offer more satisfying immersive experiences.

        How Htc will react?

        In short: Oculus Quest fills a commercial void and could help expand the audience of virtual reality devices users. Now the competition moves are expected, starting from Htc.

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        Switch Fortnite Bundle cover

        To join the most successful videogame of the last year, Fortnite (that at the end of June had already exceeded 125 million players worldwide), with one of the most successful videogame console, the Nintendo Switch (over 20 million copies sold, seventh best result among all consoles ever built by Nintendo) it may seem like a winning marketing strategy.

        Switch and Fortnite in bundle from October

        And in fact we did not have to wait for the bundle too long, since Nintendo announced that it will be put on sale from 5 October next, priced at $ 299.99, included 1000 V-Bucks (the virtual currency with which you can buy Battle Pass and other content)and the Double Helix Set, that is a package that includes a costume, a backpack, a glider and a pickaxe. Switch Fortnite bundle

        Nintendo plus Fortnite: is it really worthwhile?

        What few people have noticed, however, is that the offer is not so much advantageous. First of all, the bundle Switch is not customerized in any way, unlike what happened to the Pokemon bundle. Then a Switch can usually be bought on Amazon for less than 289 euros, while in Usa Best Buys offerts Switch plus four games (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) for 329 dollars.

        Predicted commercial success

        Last but not least detail: Fortnite is a free downloadable game and 1,000 V-Bucks are equivalent to 10 Us dollars worth. In short, the Fortnite Switch bundle does not seem to be an unmissable offer, yet many are willing to bet that as the Christmas season approachesespecially in the US, it could turn out to be a marketing move, particularly for increasing the number of Switches sold as a first console for kids.

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          Fortnite beta Android invitation

          The summer brought really many news for Fortnite, the famous game of Epic Games Mondivirtuali.it already talked about and whose battles are now in the Season 5. First of all since mid-August arrived Android beta release, which is added to the releases for iOS, as well as for PC, Ps4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

          How to play Fortnite on Android

          Btw be aware: you can’t download Fortnite Android beta nfrom Google Play Store, instead you need to register through Fortnite official page, log in and register to receive the invitation to the Android beta.

          Once received the e-mail with the invitation to the Fortnite Android beta you just need ot follow the instructions, download the beta and start to play on your smartphone. Fortnite Battle Bus

          Thank the bus driver

          In the latest patch (v5.30) has also been introduced the option, which has long been requested by users, to thank the driver of the Battle Bus which carries players on the battlefield at the beginning of the game.

          Nothing changes that you say hello or not, but if you want, just press “B” if you use a PC or the D button of your controller if you use a console before launching with the parachute and a message will appear on the lower left of the screen: “[player] thanked the bus driver”.

          Special events, here is High Stakes

          The special events implemented free of charge deserve special mention: the first week of September will debut High Stakes. It should introduce a new series of thematic challenges, a new totally white costume (except black gloves and a red heart on the mask that covers the player’s face) called Wild Card and the new limited-time mode Gateway. Fortnite Wild Card

          Yet many innovations coming

          The new challenges should be about the robberies, we will find out soon if this is the case. If you want to continue to be informed about games, virtual reality, geeky technologies and more, keep following Mondivirtuali.it, also through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it and on Paper.li, as well as on Youtube) and maybe subscribe our newsletter!

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          Nickelodeon started the development of a new animated series consisting in a reality show in VR / AR, so far known with the working title “Meet the Voxels”.

          Chris Young, Senior Vice President of the Entertainment Lab of the British television broadcaster belonging to the group Viacom Media Networks, so far known for its productions for children and teenagers like SpongeBob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

          Meet the Voxel, innovative animated sitcom in VR

          The animated sitcom, which will be developed using a video game engine, marks an absolute debut for Nickelodeon in the use of cutting edge technologies of virtual cinema including real-time acquisition of the face and the whole body and propose an innovative approach to immersive narration.

          Meet the Voxels pilot will be written by Jana Petrosini and Sean Gill, already co-producers of tv series like Henry Danger, Kid Danger and Game Shakers.

          Are you ready to meet the Voxels?

          Meet the Voxels will bring kids behind the scenes of a video game world and will follow a family of video-game characters, Voxels precisely, which should be composed of Hunter, 13-year-old star of a laser-tag video game, Maude, a 16-year-old girl fighting to pop as many bubbles as she can, their younger brother Cody, who has not found his video game calling yet, Mom, a street fighter very popular in her game and Dad, a 90’s-era console game character who quit the business years ago. Nickelodeon chris young

          New generation animation work

          Chris Young‘s intention is to take the real-time technology they’ve been exploring in the Lab and marry it with a creative concept that connects with kids and their passion for video games.

          It will therefore be a new generation of animation work with many characters that can exist on multiple platforms from day one.

          New entertainment for kids

          In recent years Young has already developed a series of new forms of entertainment for young people including SlimeZone, a multi-player social VR experience that allows kids and families the opportunity to interact in a Nickelodeon-designed virtual world, The Loud House 360, a 360 degree video  wich brings viewers to explore Loud family household and The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VR Interview Experience (that debuted at San Diego Comic Con 2018), a virtual reality experience that immerses users in the Turtles’ iconic New York City world allowing them to have a conversation with Mikey and Donnie (voiced on the scene by the actors who play the roles).

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          Sword Art Online, series regarding the adventures of Kirito, a virtual worlds fan who plays in different MMOs, of which Mondivirtuali.it already talked, experience a particularly happy moment: in 2017 the light novel written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by Abec was the best selling in Japan.

          Sword Art Online, success goes on

          Over 1.17 million copies were sold and volume 19 was the third best selling in Japan, with over 315k copies. But this is the past, the future regards the lauch of a new television series (anime).

          sword art online gun galeSword Art Online tv version also in Italy had a good appreciation from the public, the first series (of 2011) being aired first on the Popcorn Tv site with subtitles (in 2013), then on Rai4 (in 2014), completely dubbed.

          Last year arrived also a movie release (Sword Art Online – The Movie: Ordinal Scale), which grossed over 1 billion yens in Japan, getting distribuited also in Italy without too much fanfare (the movie should have grossed all over the world around 21 million dollars).

          Alternative Gun Gale Online is coming

          The new tv series, Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online, relates to the “Phantom Bullet” narrative arc, i.e. the fifth and sixth volumes of the japanese light novel, and premiered in Japan in the evening between April 7 and 8, before being aired by other japanese television companies. Sword Art Online 2018

          Considered to be a spin-off of the main series, this series described the ups and downs of a group of player in an american virtual world (VR-MMO), Gun Gale Online, set as a post-apocalyptic world populated by survivors on the way home from a trip into space.

          Also Fatal Bullet is set in Gun Gale Online

          Who know if, in the case of a public success of the anime also, Sword Art Online can act as towing for the revival of the virtual worlds sector also outside Japan?

          So far on thing is sure: also in the world of videogames Sword Art Online seems healthy, as evidenced by the good interest for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, produced by Namco Bandai whjch in turn is set in Gun Gale Online.

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