Boston Red Sox Pitcher David Price Potentially Set to Quit Fortnite, Video Games Following Carpel Tunnel Diagnosis - Dexerto

Boston Red Sox Pitcher David Price Potentially Set to Quit Fortnite, Video Games Following Carpel Tunnel Diagnosis

Published: 11/May/2018 18:05 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:52

by DG Goldstein


Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price claims he may need to take a step back from video games and Fortnite: Battle Royale after developing Carpel Tunnel.

In recent years, few games have been able to reach a fraction of the popularity that has been generated by the wildly popular Fortnite: Battle Royale over the course of 2018.

With such a massive amount of name recognition and praise, Fortnite shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, especially with Epic Games introducing a collection of new content on a regular basis.

Various celebrities and other notable figures have been found playing the title, with Fortnite effectively breaking into mainstream culture unlike any video game before it.

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price has gotten swept up into the phenomenon that is Fortnite: Battle Royale, however, claims that he may need to take a step back from video games in general when speaking to ESPN after he needed to miss a scheduled start against the New York Yankees due to a Carpel Tunnel Diagnosis.

“I’ve always played [Fortnite] with my teammates, during the offseason, at the field, at the hotel […] That’s kind of my generation. That’s what we do. If I need to shut down video games and pick up a new hobby, then so be it. But I do not think that’s the cause.”

Although he may play a lot of Fortnite recently, Price mentioned that he has been an avid gamer for years after receiving his first PlayStation over 20 years ago.

“If that was the cause of the problem, it started back in 1997 when I got my first PlayStation when I was 12 years old […] This is just something that happened over time. This didn’t stem from any one thing […] I’m born in 1985, so that’s the video games generation. Being a Red Sox is the least amount of video games I’ve ever played being in Major League Baseball.”

Price is scheduled to return on Saturday, May 12th with a start against the Toronto Blue Jays, however, it is unknown if he will remain in the lineup as of writing.

Source: ESPN


Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton


Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.