Fortnite accused of Plagiarism by Among Us Developers

Today: Loads of new footage from upcoming Pokémon games — Rainbow Six Siege players offended by Ubisoft’s flip-flopping tweaks — Play your favourite 90s CD-ROM classics with latest SCUMMVM.

Among Us developers accuse Fortnite Imposters mode of plagiarism

Concept shot of Fortnite's Imposters mode

Innersloth, the creators of viral hit Among Us, has openly accused Epic Games of plagiarizing its game following the announcement of the new Imposters mode in Fortnite, which features a very similar concept.

Imposters introduces a multi-room map called The Bridge for 10 players. Eight agents must maintain the bridge while two imposters must destroy it, and make sure their sabotage does not raise any suspicion.

Flipped layout: Among Us programmer Gary Porter draws attention to the obvious similarities between The Bridge and the Among Us map The Skeld: “They flipped Electrical and Medbay and connected Security to Cafeteria.”

Different flavour: Community director Victoria Tran acknowledges that game mechanics “shouldn’t be gatekept,”, but also thinks Epic could mix things up by using “different themes or terminology”.

Which philosopher do you listen to in the game Everything?

a) Chungliang Al Huang
b) Zinovia Dushkova
c) Alan Watts
d) Kenneth Allen Taylor

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Pokémon Presents with Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and Legends: Arceus

Animated montage of Pokemon Legends: Arceus

The Pokémon Company just broadcast a new Pokémon Presents, showcasing the upcoming remakes of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl for Switch as well as Pokémon Legends: Arceus, an open-world Breath of the Wild-alike scheduled to launch on January 28th next year.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Masters EX

  • 5 star Select Special Scout from August 16th until September 1st

Pokémon Café ReMix

  • Game is being rebranded as Pokémon Café ReMix
  • Pokémon can now eat meals prepared for them
  • New puzzle skills to make clearing puzzles easier
  • Golden acorns transfer from Café Mix to ReMix

Pokémon Unite

  • Mobile versions launching September 22nd
  • Mamoswine and Sylveon being added in future

Recent Rainbow Six Siege nerfs criticised

Close-up shot of Polish operator Zofia

Players are accusing Ubisoft of hypocrisy following a balance update for Rainbow Six Siege which attempts to make more operators viable since most players only use a small subset of them.

For example, Zofia needed to be brought “more in line with other operators,” to encourage frag-focused attackers to consider Ace, Sledge and Iana as well.

Punishing advice: That worked only too well, and now Sledge and Iana have been downgraded to prevent them from dominating the roster, prompting some frustration in the community.

Delicate ecosystem: Players accuse Ubisoft of haphazard design tweaks, disturbing the delicate balance of the highly competitive game. Rainbow Six Siege launched in 2015 and has grown into a successful esport despite a lukewarm reception at release.

Humble Store publisher sales frenzy

Fellow Traveller sale advertisement banner

Humble Store is having loads of sales right now, with a wide range of publishers peddling its wares. The Fellow Traveller Publisher Sale and Herocraft Publisher Sale both boast up to 90% off, while the Goblinz Publishing Sale offers a still generous 75% off.

There is also the Co-Op Sale which offers up to 90% off on cooperative games, while the Europa Universalis Franchise Sale takes as much as 80% off the grand strategy series. Now you can finally afford all that DLC!

Which philosopher do you listen to in the game Everything?

A sky background with the sun shinning in the middle causing glaze, with lots of debris and other items floating around in the sky

ANSWER: Alan Watts!

Quake was a pioneer in 3D graphics, online multiplayer and mods – but it also gave birth to the fine art of machinima. Using the game's demo recording function, United Ranger Films made one of the first-ever machinimas: Diary of a Camper.

Released in 1996, the short film tells the story of a group of rangers trying to deal with the most fearsome beast in the arcane dimensions: A camper. After finally defeating the foul creature, the rangers converge on its body to discover that it is none other than id Software's own John Romero. Not quite as funny 25 years later, but still: Without efforts like these, there would be no Red Vs. Blue.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!