Galactus Invades Fortnite, PS5 Dominates UK Sales

Today: Microsoft couldn’t beat Sony or Nintendo in November — Avalanche co-founder opens new studio focused on giant spectacle — Bungie managed to raise $400,000 for charity in just 2 days

Fortnite season finale hit 1.5m viewers

The fourth season of Fortnite just culminated in a huge live event where Galactus showed up and backhand-slapped players off a Helicarrier.

Galactus finally arrives to do battle on the Island

The event reached 1.5 million viewers on Twitch, and there's an avalanche of videos showing the whole event from a variety of angles.

Marvel madness: The event started on a Helicarrier, but after the gigantic Galactus knocked everyone off, they got into battle Buses and drove into the Marvel villain's gaping maw instead. At the end of the event, a timer appeared and the 8 hour countdown to the start of the fifth season began.

Live action: The event was largely non-interactive, and it was more of a live, in-game teaser for the next season. The first major Fortnite live event was the infamous end to Fortnite Chapter 1, where a black hole swallowed the game.

Which band composed Doom 3’s theme and soundtrack?

a) Tweaker
b) Nine Inch Nails
c) Rammstein
d) Killing Joke

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.

Fearless wireframe stunt driving

You could unlock a secret track by completing the tournament mode in Hot Wheels Stunt Track Driver by Semi Logic Entertainments and Mattel Media. Of course, you also needed to jump through a few hoops to get to enjoy the extra content.

Enjoy these majestic rolling hills of wireframe green

After beating the tournament, go to the level select menu, and then click around the left half of the Mattel logo, which causes the music to change. Start the race, and you’ll find yourself on an apparently unfinished track with bright primary colors and a wireframe backdrop.

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PlayStation 5 dominated UK console sales

The market research firm Gfk has released November console sales figures for the UK, and PlayStation 5 has managed to nudge aside Switch to become the best-selling console.

DualSense was the top accessory purchased in November

November was the eighth best month for console sales on record, with over 900,000 consoles sold, and the second biggest in terms of console sales revenue.

The top month remains December 2013, when both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launched. It's also the third time in two years that the Switch is not the best-selling console,

UK November boxed games chart

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  2. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  3. FIFA 21
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales
  5. Watch Dogs: Legion
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  7. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  8. Minecraft (Switch)
  9. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  10. Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle

Switch on: Switch sales were up 96% over October, and increased by 63.1% year-on-year. Switch games also dominated the sales chart, making up 35% of software sales.

Avalanche co-founder opens new studio

Avalanche Studios co-founder Christofer Sundberg has founded a new studio called Liquid Swords in Stockholm, Sweden.

Liquid Swords will be focused on open worlds

The studio will focus on open-world games full of “action, explosions, shareable experiences” for PC, next-gen and streaming consoles. Sundberg was the Chief Creative Officer at Avalanche Studios, and co-creator of the Just Cause series.

Spectacle: Liquid Sword boasts of a “no-nonsense, game development-focused approach,”, and Sundberg promises that “the games we create at Liquid Swords are focused on high action and giant spectacle.” – they aren't ‘reinventing the wheel’.

Freedom: “I have loved player freedom and creativity ever since I first started making games and with Liquid Swords, I am confident we’ll provide the go-to games for fun entertainment for decades to come,” Sundberg said. The studio will make more announcements next year.

As we head into the end of the year, we're going to be giving away a PlayStation 5 to one lucky reader. The winner will be revealed in the Christmas eve issue of DailyBits.

You can find out more about this giveaway on our dedicated page.

Here’s the Giveaway Code for Week 49, which will allow you to gain more points: 1288

Which band composed Doom 3’s theme and soundtrack?

ANSWER: Tweaker!

Before you kill demons, make sure to rock out first

Doom 3 and its turn towards pitch-black horror had a bit of a mixed reception, but it’s got a banging theme tune. Composed by Clint Walsh and Chris Vrenna of Tweaker, it’s a nice, atmospheric industrial metal track perfect for a little battle against the slavering hordes of hell.

However, Tweaker wasn’t id Software’s first choice of composer. Trent Reznor was originally hired to do the soundtrack, but the game’s long and hard development process meant that the Nine Inch Nails frontman’s compositions didn’t fit the final product. id Software handed the reins to Tweaker, and they composed a mix of ambient and metal that perfectly complimented Doom 3’s horror.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.

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