Posts tagged with "Epic Games"

Virtual Hangout illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Houseparty is Poppin!

It’s award show season, and just because many are still social distancing it does not mean you can’t have a viewing party with friends and family! The show can still go on with Houseparty.

Houseparty is a synchronous face-to-face social network that enables group video communication through mobile and desktop applications. A user opens the app, and their friends get a push notification that they are “in the house” and ready to chat. The app allows users to come online and be present and see who their friends are talking to and join their conversations. On average, users spend 60 minutes per day in the app chatting with friends.

Get dressed up, pour yourself a drink, open the Houseparty app, and get your friends “in the house” to watch this year’s award shows – and make sure to check out the Trivia categories dedicated to movies! Click on the dice icon on the top right to play all the games available on Houseparty Heads Up! Tap a game and you’ll then be asked to add friends to play with you. Wait for them to connect, then it’s game on!

Fortnite Mode

Fortnite Mode lets you cast your party into Fortnite so you can bring your friends with you while you play. You opt into this feature by linking your Houseparty and Epic Games accounts on the Houseparty app.

Houseparty is a great resource for people right now and that they don’t need to miss out on gathering this award season. Houseparty is secure. There have been no data breaches and no exposure to customer data or third-party accounts. You can read their full statement on data safety to learn more.

Houseparty is available on iOSAndroidMacPC, and as a Google Chrome extension.

Follow along @houseparty.

Gaming Reviews

Fortnite: The Leading Twitch Game

Fortnite is the Leading Twitch Game with Over Half a Million Streamers

As one of the biggest games ever with more than 350 million players, Fortnite continues dominating the gaming world. According to data gathered by GoldenCasinoNews, the Epic Games` megahit ranked as the leading Twitch game with 580 thousand streamers as of May. With nearly 404 thousand streamers in the last months, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ranked as the second most-popular game on Twitch.

Fortnite`s Number of Twitch Viewers Continues Rising

Behind Fornite and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Valorant ranked as the third most-popular game on Twitch with 385.7 thousand streamers in May, revealed Statista data. League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive follow with 232 thousand and 200 thousand streamers, respectively.

Besides leading in the number of streamers, statistics show the last few months have also witnessed a surge in the number of Fortnite viewers on Twitch. In January 2020, the average number of viewers amounted to more than 72 thousand. In the next two months, it rose to over 89 thousand. However, between March and May, the average number of people watching Fortnite on Twitch jumped to more than 165 thousand. In comparison, the online battle royale game hit a record in July 2018 with around 205 thousand average Twitch viewers.

Moreover, Statista data showed that the online multiplayer game hit over 623 thousand peak viewers on Twitch in the last month.

More than 122 Million Hours Watched on Twitch in May

Statistics indicate the last few months have also witnessed a significant rise in the number of hours Fortnite fans spent watching the popular game on Twitch. In January, Twitch viewers spent a total of 53.8 million hours watching Fornite events. By the end of March, this figure jumped to 66.2 million. The upward trend continued in April, with the combined number of hours reaching 97.1 million. Statistics show Fornite fans spent a total of 122 million hours watching the Epic Games` megahit on Twitch in May.

The full story can be read here.