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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.

Marvel and Fortnite Team Up

The worlds of Marvel and the Island collide in NEXUS WAR in Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 4! This new season will feature your favorite Marvel heroes crossing over with the amazing world of the Fortnite via character skins, weapons, comics – and a new series of stunning variant covers releasing this September and October!

Some of the industry’s top artists including Joe Quesada, Ed McGuinness, Sara Pichelli, Russell Dauterman, and more will showcase Fortnite favorites like Blaze and Carbide side by side with the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the X-Men! Check out the complete list of the Fortnite variant covers coming your way:

  • AVENGERS #36 Fortnite Variant by Sara Pichelli
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #24 Fortnite Variant by Giuseppe Camuncoli
  • SAVAGE AVENGERS #12 Fortnite Variant by Adam Kubert
  • MARAUDERS #13 Fortnite Variant by Russell Dauterman
  • THOR #8 Fortnite Variant by Olivier Coipel
  • VENOM #29 Fortnite Variant Aaron Kuder
  • X-FORCE #13 Fortnite Variant Joshua Cassara
  • AVENGERS #37 Fortnite Variant by Mark Brooks
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #24 Fortnite Variant by Ed McGuinness
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #22 Fortnite Variant by Iban Coello
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 Fortnite Variant by Javier Garron
  • IRON MAN #2 Fortnite Variant by Marco Checchetto
  • X-MEN #13 Fortnite Variant by Joe Quesada

Set in Marvel Comics continuity, the events of NEXUS WAR take place between the panels of THOR #4, which released this past March. To learn more, don’t miss a special 10-page Fortnite/Thor crossover story written by Donny Cates and drawn by Greg Land in FANTASTIC FOUR #24, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled in Marvel comics to catch hints of where these characters go – and return from – next!

Additionally, get ready for FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR #1 coming this June! The five-issue limited series will see veteran Marvel writer Christos Gage, Epic Games‘ Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard, and incredible artist Sergio Dávila team up for a saga packed with enormous ramifications for both universes! The debut issue will have a series of exciting variant covers including one by acclaimed artist Jim Cheung. Fans can see Cheung’s take on Fortnite icons like Fishstick, Big Mouth and Leviathan as they dimension hop alongside Iron Man and Spider-Man!

The upcoming comic mini-series collaboration with Fortnite will feature some of Marvel’s greatest heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man and Shuri. The comic’s story follows the inhabitants on the Island who are locked in what seems to be a never-ending war, and only one thing has the potential to turn the tide—a crystallized fragment of the Zero Point that was cast into the Marvel Universe. Spider-Man and Wolverine team up with Shuri and several fan-favorites from Fortnite to hunt down the elusive Zero Shard. Will these allies be able to find it in time and avert catastrophe? And can the heroes of Marvel and Fortnite’s realities hold off the Imagined Order long enough to give them a fighting chance?

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.

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