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Trinity444
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"What’s the deal with fortnite? "


  

          

my grandsons are playing it. Is there’s something to look out for?


  

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haven't played but I hear
Aug 13th 2019
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watch out for them bringing in the millions
Aug 13th 2019
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Fornite Battle Royal?
Aug 13th 2019
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With non cartoonish gun sounds.
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It's essentially crack for kids.
Aug 13th 2019
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idgi myself but my little cousin will play from sun up to sun down
Aug 14th 2019
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Lol! This post is a year and a half late
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We waited a LONG time before we'd let my 8yo get it.
Aug 14th 2019
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such a wild journey.
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Wow, I completely forgot about the Zombie Defense version
Aug 14th 2019
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I've been trying to hold off on letting my kids play it. Probably
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its basically if you combined minecraft with a shooter
Aug 14th 2019
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i thought it was a dancing game
Aug 14th 2019
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the dances are emotes
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PG
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Tue Aug-13-19 04:09 PM

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1. "haven't played but I hear"
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basically it's a fighting/war game with building aspects so if you don't want them playing shooter games and such you may not want them doing this...

then like anything else I think you gotta make sure they don't get the credit cards and charge TF out of them to get whatever it is the game sells.

and it's online interaction stuff so you never know who you're dealing with on the other end... eh Trin... o_O

  

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mista k5
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Tue Aug-13-19 04:12 PM

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2. "watch out for them bringing in the millions"
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https://www.businessinsider.com/16-year-old-kyle-giersdorf-wins-3-million-in-fortnite-world-cup-2019-7

i think PG covered that actual things to consider.

  

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3. "Fornite Battle Royal?"
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>my grandsons are playing it. Is there’s something to look
>out for?
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It's cartoon violence.

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Tue Aug-13-19 08:47 PM

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5. "With non cartoonish gun sounds. "
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KiloMcG
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Tue Aug-13-19 08:24 PM

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4. "It's essentially crack for kids. "
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We're working on curbing my older son's time on the game. He really likes it. I wish he would put as much effort into getting better at other more productive things as he does on getting better at fortnite. It's not completely out of hand, but he really does like playing.

  

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BrooklynWHAT
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Wed Aug-14-19 08:35 AM

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6. "idgi myself but my little cousin will play from sun up to sun down"
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if you let him. im like damn lets go outside or something. this shit is boring.

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7. "Lol! This post is a year and a half late"
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Grandkids indeed.

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8. "We waited a LONG time before we'd let my 8yo get it. "
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He's into it big time.

  

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9. "such a wild journey."
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That game first got announced when battle royale wasn't even a genre (2011), spent years in development hell, finally released in 2017, almost nobody played it, another game that was way more realistic and unforgiving called PUBG was dominating gaming with its battle royale innovations, Fortnite straight up copied the mode and added it to their game about building structures and fighting zombies, a couple months later it's the biggest game in the world and two years later a 16 year old becomes a millionaire over night playing the game.

It's funny to think some people have been aware of that game in one way or another for nearly a decade but it's only been relevant, or even the game it's known for being, for under two years.

edit: me personally I don't get it, but I think it's style doesn't translate well to adults. Apex Legends is my shit though, it's been cool to see Desus & Mero keep shouting it out over the summer.

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14. "Wow, I completely forgot about the Zombie Defense version"
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though I remember seeing all of that now that you lay it all out, it seems like a completely different game in my memory.

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10. "I've been trying to hold off on letting my kids play it. Probably"
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a losing battle though. My oldest is 11 and his friends have all been playing it - main reason I didn't want him to start is he typically plays PS4 with his little brother who is 5. I think 5 years old is pretty young to be playing shooter games. The online play element is something I'm still unsure of even for my 11 year old, but maybe I'm just being too strict.

  

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Wed Aug-14-19 11:24 AM

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11. "its basically if you combined minecraft with a shooter"
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its not graphic at all. No blood. More cartoony. Its a free game where they make their money on you buying the cosmetic upgrades. Its definitely a good game for the little ones. Overall its a terrible fucking game. But the kids like it. Also you can play with each other across all platforms. I DL'd it so I could play with my son. I was on xbox, he was on his switch, and a kid from his hockey team was on mobile. We were all in teh same game.

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12. "i thought it was a dancing game"
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I keep hearing about fortnight dances so I assumed it was some sort of dance battle game. To hear that it's a battle battle game is a surprise.

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Wed Aug-14-19 11:29 AM

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13. "the dances are emotes"
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for taunting or celebrating.

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