The Official Fortnite Battle Royale Thread...

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Epic once again making genuinely interesting design decisions in the Battle Royale space. They added the Infinity Blade this morning to all the regular game modes. There's only one of them every match and it spawns at the same location every time (Polar Heights Castle). It seems to be massively over powered in it's current state so if you get your hands on it, you've increased your chances at getting a VR considerably. Here's the trailer...



It'll get nerfed within the week but I'm loving the extra strategy Epic is throwing into their map. They're giving players real tactical reasons to drop at certain locations. A standard the BR genre will eventually no doubt adopt.
 
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Epic once again making genuinely interesting design decisions in the Battle Royale space. They added the Infinity Blade this morning to all the regular game modes. There's only one of them every match and it spawns at the same location every time (Polar Heights Castle). It seems to be massively over powered in it's current state so if you get your hands on it, you've increased your chances at getting a VR considerably. Here's the trailer...



It'll get nerfed within the week but I'm loving the extra strategy Epic is throwing into their map. They're giving players real tactical reasons to drop at certain locations. A standard the BR genre will eventually no doubt adopt.

yeah, rather not.
 

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This probably belongs in the sales thread...


Gaming is going to explode in the next 10 years. As great as Fortnite is, it's leaving so much money on the table. Invest in this industry folks.
 

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This probably belongs in the sales thread...


Gaming is going to explode in the next 10 years. As great as Fortnite is, it's leaving so much money on the table. Invest in this industry folks.
That's a weird comparison considering those are all different things than a game... revenue per user, lol. They are comparing fractions of pennies for advertising vs microtransations for a game were kids buys friggin dance emoticons and skins, for-crying-out-loud.

Whatever floats your boat, I guess...
 

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That's a weird comparison considering those are all different things than a game... revenue per user, lol. They are comparing fractions of pennies for advertising vs microtransations for a game were kids buys friggin dance emoticons and skins, for-crying-out-loud.

Whatever floats your boat, I guess...
It's an interesting comparison if you view Fortnite as a social platform rather than a game.

People want to connect as well as show off to one another. We do it on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat...and Fortnite if you really think about it.

It speaks to the wider potential of the medium (gaming) moreso than it does to Fortnite in particular. Social platforms want to wring as much time and money out of users as possible. Gaming is getting more social by the day and it's uniquely positioned to be able to extract dollars better than the more traditional social platforms of today.

What happens in 2, 5, or 10 years when we get a Fortnite that can be played by a wider swath of people? The games appeal is still greater than it's barrier of entry will allow.
 

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It's an interesting comparison if you view Fortnite as a social platform rather than a game.

People want to connect as well as show off to one another. We do it on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat...and Fortnite if you really think about it.

It speaks to the wider potential of the medium (gaming) moreso than it does to Fortnite in particular. Social platforms want to wring as much time and money out of users as possible. Gaming is getting more social by the day and it's uniquely positioned to be able to extract dollars better than the more traditional social platforms of today.

What happens in 2, 5, or 10 years when we get a Fortnite that can be played by a wider swath of people? The games appeal is still greater than it's barrier of entry will allow.
You are describing pretty much every multiplayer game, lol.

They'd have to substantially de-gamify a game to achieve what you describe. Playstation home tried this and failed miserably. Maybe it was a bit too ahead of it's time...
 

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You are describing pretty much every multiplayer game, lol.

They'd have to substantially de-gamify a game to achieve what you describe. Playstation home tried this and failed miserably. Maybe it was a bit too ahead of it's time...
I would argue there's something in Fortnites DNA (and to a lesser extent Battle Royale) that innately appeals to the human mind more so than other MP games.
 

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Fortnite now created social media and multiplayer gaming.....
 

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this belongs here i'm sure

 

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They went mainstream long ago :txbrolleyes:
There's really no single point in which gaming went mainstream. It's all a series of little bumps along the path to relavency.

Fortnite is simply the biggest bump along that path.
 

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There's really no single point in which gaming went mainstream. It's all a series of little bumps along the path to relavency.

Fortnite is simply the biggest bump along that path.
Utter drivel and you know it.
 

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Might reinstall this because Blackouts freezing is annoying the s*** out of me.
 

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Utter drivel and you know it.
No. The Fortnite phenomena is unlike any that came before it. It's not like Pokemon. Not like Minecraft.

Not being able to recognize it's impact is borderline insane if you post on a videogame message board.
 

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Fortnite now created video games according to mainstream people.

You’re so full of s***. I know people that don’t play games that know characters and games series going back for decades.
 

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I'd put COD MW as the game that made games "mainstream". Then Overwatch and Destiny, though games like MineCraft and StarCraft had much larger audiences, they didn't have mainstream attention.
 

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Mario on nes made games mainstream.
Ask 100 people on the street if they know fortnite, then ask about Mario. Maybe 10% will know fortnite (the ones under 6yo), 95% know Mario.

Lol fortnite, it's like fidget spinners, for kids with adhd.
 

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Mario, Call of Duty, and GTA absolutely helped make gaming mainstream in their own way. Overwatch and Destiny I'm a bit more skeptical of.

None of them had nearly the combination of popularity + cultural penetration as Fortnite. Epic Games lifted the entire medium like no other before it.
 

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Fortnite now created video games according to mainstream people.

You’re so full of s***. I know people that don’t play games that know characters and games series going back for decades.
This post confuses me.

Of course other games had mainsteam cultural impact. It's not surprising that you know some non gamers who knew about certain games.

What I'm saying is that in terms of level of cultural impact, Fortnite has no peers.
 

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This post confuses me.

Of course other games had mainsteam cultural impact. It's not surprising that you know some non gamers who knew about certain games.

What I'm saying is that in terms of level of cultural impact, Fortnite has no peers.
Wrong.
 

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This post confuses me.

Of course other games had mainsteam cultural impact. It's not surprising that you know some non gamers who knew about certain games.

What I'm saying is that in terms of level of cultural impact, Fortnite has no peers.
How old are you?
 

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Troll, fanboy type posting has no age limit in this day and age. So he could be 60.