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Fortnite blamed after 8-year-old is hospitalized for refusing to end his game

Published: 20/Jul/2019 14:04 Updated: 20/Jul/2019 14:22

by Marcus Banks


The quest for a Victory Royale in Fortnite

can be extremely addictive, and one young player ended up in hospital after refusing to end his gaming session.

Launched in September 2017, Epic Games’ Battle Royale mode took the world by storm, achieving success that no one could have imagined, with streamers such as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins helping the game reach unprecedented heights

To this day, the game remains extremely popular thanks to its regular updates and in-game events that keep the experience new for long-term and casual players.

Epic GamesFortnite remains one of the world’s most popular games.

However, the game proved to be too addicting to one young player, who was hospitalized after refusing to put the game down.

Reported by FOX13, an eight-year-old boy was admitted to hospital after refusing to stop playing Fortnite in order to use the bathroom.

The child was rushed to the ER for constipation as he chose to continue his game, rather than using the lavatory.

EPIC GAMESThe young player refused to take a break from Fortnite.

His parent said: “My son is stuck on that Fortnite game and was holding himself from the bathroom to continue playing.”

Dr. Mark Corkins – Chief Pediatric Gastroenterology at a children’s hospital – said the problem was extremely common for kids aged 5-11 because of their “desire to win”. He added that it is the responsibility of the parents to limit the time spent in front of a screen.

Corkins said: “As a parent, you have to look at this and say what’s the balance here? Is my child doing some sort of activity?

“Are they doing something active and most parents have a sense of that, but they need to actually step in and say ok that’s enough,” the pediatrician continued.

It looks like the youngster’s determination to play his favorite game may have cost him dearly, with his parent revealing he wouldn’t be allowed to back on to play anytime soon.


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
Could Neo or Trinity from The Matrix be coming to Fortnite?

What new skins are coming in Fortnite Season 5?

In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.