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


When is Lachlan’s Fortnite skin coming out? Epic confirms release date

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:59

by Daniel Cleary


Popular YouTuber Lachlan Power is the next Fortnite star to be added to the game, and Epic Games have now confirmed just when the upcoming Icon Series skin will be available. Here’s what you need to know.

Since Fortnite first exploded in popularity in 2017, there have been a few streamers and YouTubers who have become known for creating content around the game and bringing the battle royale title to the next level.

Epic previously announced that they would be rewarding some of these stars with their very own in-game skins bundles, and among the few confirmed was Australian YouTuber Lachlan Power.

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Epic Games
Lachlan will be the third creator to get an Icon Series set.

When will Lachlan’s Icon Series skin be released?

With the likes of Ninja and fellow Aussie Loserfruit being first to receive skins in the Icon Series, Lachlan is now next in line to receive these new cosmetics.

In their latest blog post, Epic Games confirmed that Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive in the Fortnite item shop on November 12 at 4PM PT/ 7PM ET/ 11PM GMT/ 9AM AEST.

“Lachlan is the third creator to join the Icon Series from among the Fortnite community, following streamers Ninja and Loserfruit.” they announced, before confirming the next creator to be added, “Entering the Icon Series next will be Spanish creator TheGrefg.”

Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive with a new tournament that players can compete in, to unlock the skin for free. The YouTuber will also be competing in the event and giving fans the first look at the bundle, which includes an outfit, back bling, emote, and a pickaxe.

As of now, little has been shared about the upcoming tournament but Epic has revealed it to be “one-of-a-kind” with more information to follow before the event.

“Been dreaming of this day ever since I fell in love with the game back in 2017,” Lachlan reacted, revealing his excitement for the upcoming skin release, “official reveal of the skin coming soon.”

The official reveal of this skin is currently expected to be shared on November 1, and the next Fortnite star for the icon series will be Spanish star TheGrefg, although it is unclear just when he will receive a skin bundle.