The IRS’ Fortnite Currency Tax Mishap Is a ‘Black Mirror’ Moment for Gaming

The IRS mistakenly classified in-game currencies as taxable for months. It removed this classification almost immediately after reports went live. This mistake hints at a dystopian future for in-game currencies. Imagine a world where not only your real-life purchases were taxed but also your in-game ones, like Fortnite’s V-bucks. We caught a little glimpse of …

What Might UK’s Loot Box Ban Mean for Fortnite and FIFA? – CCN.com

A UK Parliament proposed lootbox ban would hit EA exactly where it hurts. | Source: AP Photo/Martin Meissner The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) parliamentary committee has said that video game loot boxes are gambling. The commission also suggested that the notorious industry practice should be banned for games that are …

Fortnite YouTuber Formula Tells Fans to ‘Sell Their Beds’ to Go Pro, Sees Backlash

A popular Fortnite-streaming YouTuber has come under fire for offering career advice to his followers. | Source: Image via Youtube/Formula Fortnite YouTuber Formula causes controversy by suggesting that aspiring gaming streamers should sell their beds to buy professional equipment. One follower of the YouTuber, who has more than 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube, called it …

Rocket League & Street Fighter Join the Tokyo Olympics

A Rocket League tournament at the Olympic Games anyone? It may be closer than we think, thanks to a high-profile eSports event with official IOC backing. | Source: BagoGames/Flickr (i), Shutterstock (ii). Image Edited by CCN. A Rocket League tournament at the Olympic Games anyone? It may be closer than we think because the International …

Leftist Fortnite Gamer Gets Twitch Ban for Saying ‘America Deserved 9/11’

Left-wing Fortnite streamer HasanAbi has received a ban for saying the US “deserved” 9/11 in a now-deleted Twitch stream. | Source: Hasan Piker/Facebook (i), Epic Games (ii). Image Edited by CCN. By CCN Markets: Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker – a one-time Fortnite streamer with over 120,000 subscribers on Twitch – found himself on the wrong end …

Call of Duty is Activision’s Big Bet after Disappointing Earnings

Activision is struggling with revenues and the annual Call of Duty franchise will remain its big respite. | Source: Shutterstock Activision Blizzard appears to be struggling these days, as revenue and earnings fell compared to the same quarter last year. Let’s take a look at the headline numbers, and see what those metrics can tell …