Video Games

Fortnite maker, seeking to sell more games, challenges Bellevue-based Valve’s Steam store

**EMBARGO: No electronic distribution, Web posting or street sales before TUESDAY 3:00 A.M. ET AUG. 27, 2019. No exceptions for any reasons. EMBARGO set by source.** FILE — A video feed of competitors playing Fortnite is displayed on a screen at the Fortnite World Cup at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, July 27, 2019. Epic Games, which introduced an online platform for buying PC games in December, wants to change the way people buy video games, but it faces the dominance of Steam, the primary destination for online game purchases. (Brian Finke/The New York Times) XNYT206 XNYT206

Epic Games wants to change the way people buy video games, but it faces the dominance of Bellevue-based Steam, the primary destination for online game purchases.

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