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Fortnite Marshmellow

Fortnite Marshmellow MONSTER Concert!

During the Super Bowl this past Sunday something amazing happened. It wasn’t the half-time show from Maroon 5, nor was it the Patriots winning the Super Bowl again. Introducing Fortnite’s Marshmellow monster concert!

It happened in the hugely popular video game Fortnite. Players who were logged into Fortnite at 19:00GMT were only allowed to play one game mode: Showtime.

Interactive Concert

By playing this game mode, players were treated to a Marshmellow concert, complete with a Marshmellow avatar and trademark turntables, a concert which was entirely live, while the masked DJ urge players to dance and have fun along to the music.

Marshmellow’s Fortnite set lasted 10mins and players could launch themselves into the air, bounce beach balls and dance, the set was entirely interactive.It is said that MILLIONS attended Marshmellow’s set, during which non music game modes weren’t available to them. Therefore judging by the fact that there are an estimated 125million users a fair chunk of those would’ve been in this set.

(BBC)

Video Game Concerts

It would be interesting to know if it rivalled the numbers of the actual Super Bowl half time show, if so, is this an argument for other games to host their own mini music concert? Is this the future? We don’t think it will ever replace a real music concert, but, is there space in the video game world for this type of content?

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Fortnite

When Parent’s use Fortnite against us!

Turns out Fortnite has become a weapon in parent’s arsenal against their children!

Instead of taking away sweets or grounding their children, parent’s are turning to banning Fortnite if their children misbehave. (To no-one’s suprise)

 

Of the 40million players worldwide, British Children as young as 8 are allegedly playing Fortnite for more than 13hours every week.

According to a study of 858 parents worldwide, 54% of them are concerned about the negative effects of Fortnite. Allegedly the average family polled in the study stated that there were 11 arguments a month because their child wanted to spend longer playing.

Siobhan Freegard, founder of ChannelMum.com, whom commissioned the research, said to parents that theres nothing to panic about Fortnite. That it’s fun, sociable and can even help some childrens co-ordination skills. While warning that like most activities, it needs to be managed with limits imposed. Furthermore trying to wane fears as there’ll be something else coming in down the line that’ll take their attention away from Fortnite.

The study found:

  • 63% of parents arguing about the attitude they recieve when asking their child to come off the computer
  • 54% about time spent playing
  • 39% about in game purchases
  • 53% general bad attitude
  • 20% of children got in trouble for playing when they shouldn’t
  • 28% for ignoring requests to get off the computer
  • 7% of parents found a huge bill from in-game purchases
  • 4 in 10 parents believe school performance has been impaired due to the game
  • While apparently a fifth of parents think that their child thinks the game is more important than real life
  • 6 in 10 parents believe the game is suitable for children under 16 – as it’s mild violence, colourful and has dances
  • Just under half like the game is sociable
  • 43% of parents like that their child is excited about something
  • Of the 46% that believe the game has had a positive influence, 52% of them like that their child has made new friends online and 31% of them think they’ve become more confident since playing
  • 61% of parents are convinced that their child has had an improvement in hand-eye co-ordination
  • 37% believe that the game is important to keep their child familiar with new tech

 

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Thanos

Fortnite’s Infinity Gauntlet

Avengers fever has taken over and has now spread into the world of video games. Not into the world of the Marvel Universe video games, oh no, it’s spread into the Fortnite world. You know, that hugely popular battle royale game? You can now become Thanos, thanks to a limited time game mode. As you’d expect, it’s a popular mode!

Limited Time Game Mode

In this game mode, which you can only play in as a solo player, you are tasked, like usual to be the last one standing out of 100 people. However, in this special mode, the start off area is smaller, which makes it hard enough. There’s also a chance to weild the Thanos gauntlet.

What’s so benefiital about the Thanos gauntlet?

Well once held, the user becomes Thanos and you’re able to use lasers, you’re much more powerful. Furthermore your health and your shield is increased to a much higher level than that of your opponents! Once you take a hold of the gauntlet, your chances of winning the game increases by alot!

Invincible?

Yet, you’re not completely invincible, you are able to lose still, as of course instead of fighting each other, everyone teams up to take you out. So if you become Thanos, we advise that you keep your witts about you and be even more sneaky than you were before! However, we don’t think it’s possible to be sneaky as Thanos as he’s a big dude. Plus your whereabouts are also located on the map for everyone to see.

Sorry about that.

 

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