Numlock News: December 3, 2018

By Walt Hickey Welcome back! Fortnite Epic Games Inc. announced that the video game Fortnite now has over 200 million players worldwide, a figure that is roughly the population of Brazil. The game’s growth is enormous: back in June, there were 125 million registered users and the current figure is five times higher than the number at the beginning of 2018. Weird that millions of young people are drawn to a game where only 1 percent succeed, there’s a rapidly closing window for success, older and more established players with better stuff crush newcomers in a dilapidated and crumbling world, the first thing that happens is an individual is let down by public transportation, and the only thing they could conceivably inhabit is a small shack of their own construction.

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