Wired: Fortnite’s Marshmello Concert Is The Future Of The Metaverse

Wired: Fortnite’s Marshmello Concert Is The Future Of The Metaverse. “BY THE STANDARDS of outdoor EDM performances, Marshmello’s DJ set on Saturday came up a little short. Ten minutes isn’t usually enough time for festival-goers to congregate in front of a stage, let alone build up to a good crescendo—but the Pleasant Park crowd had been waiting for the gig for days, and so everyone nobly held up their end of the party transaction.”

Tubefilter: Ninja To Stream ‘Fortnite’ For 12 Hours On New Year’s Eve In Times Square

Tubefilter: Ninja To Stream ‘Fortnite’ For 12 Hours On New Year’s Eve In Times Square. “Ninja is capping off his busy year with an overnight New Year’s Eve stream. He’ll be playing Fortnite — the massively popular battle royale game that’s netted him a following of nearly 13 million people on Twitch — live in Times Square starting at 4 p.m. EST on Dec. 31 and running through 4 a.m. EST New Year’s Day.”

Charged: Fortnite isn’t a game, it’s a place

Charged: Fortnite isn’t a game, it’s a place. “I’ve played a lot of Fortnite this year, and I was struggling to understand why I liked the game so much. It’s fun to play, but usually I get bored of multiplayer because I’m being constantly killed, can’t keep up with the hardcore players or it just gets stale. Fortnite is different, because it’s not even about the game at all: it’s a place we’re all going together.”

Quartz: Fortnite helped cause 5% of UK divorces this year

Quartz: Fortnite helped cause 5% of UK divorces this year. “The cause of marital discontent may be shifting in 2018, as the viral online video game Fortnite sweeps the globe. According to a new report from Divorce Online, a UK site offering information and services to people who are uncoupling, 200 divorce petitions filed in the UK since the start of this year cited Fortnite as a reason for the separation.”

Ars Technica: Fortnite’s Android vulnerability leads to Google/Epic Games spat

Ars Technica: Fortnite’s Android vulnerability leads to Google/Epic Games spat. “Epic Games’ popular shooter Fortnite has been out on Android for just a few weeks, and already there are concrete examples of some of the security fears brought about by the game’s unique distribution method. Google disclosed a vulnerability in the Fortnite Installer that could trick the installer into installing something other than Fortnite.”

CNN: All the questions about ‘Fortnite’ you were too embarrassed to ask

For those of you who are old like I am, from CNN: All the questions about ‘Fortnite’ you were too embarrassed to ask. “What might it take to unite people of all ages, backgrounds and interests toward a common goal? Easy: An impending ecological crisis threatening the survival of humanity. That’s one appeal of the multiplayer video game ‘Fortnite,’ an unlikely cultural phenomenon that is sweeping the globe while amassing a minor fortune for its creators. If you’re not among the 125 million people playing ‘Fortnite’ and are feeling left behind, we break down everything you need to know.”