KIDS are being targeted by paedophiles playing the latest video game sensation. Fortnite: Battle Royale is a 12-rated multiplayer shoot ’em up and lets children talk online to strangers. Dozens of users have reported adults making sexual remarks to kids. One Liverpool mum heard her 12-year-old boy offered £50 to perform a sex act. Crusader Lorin LaFave, whose 14-year-old son was killed by an online pervert, said: “It couldn’t be easier for a predator.” A teacher in Bradford, who asked not to be named, said he was shocked when pupils aged 11 and 12 openly discussed the predators on the game. He said: “We were talking about the game and they said it was ‘full of paedos.’ We talked about it and most said they had come across it. “I don’t think parents are aware of the dangers.” Some players have been disgusted at the conversations they have heard. One player commented on a forum dedicated to the game: “The … [Read more...] about Children ‘targeted by online predators’ while playing Fortnite online
The developer of one of the world’s most popular games Fortnite is being sued by the makers of rival survival shooter PUBG. Let’s take a look at the case. Why is Fortnite being sued by PUBG? South Korea is the setting for the legal showdown, which could hamper Fortnite's launch in the country and elsewhere around the globe. “This is a measure to protect our copyrights,” PUBG told Bloomberg. PUBG developer Bluehole is accusing Fortnite creator Epic Games of copying its weapon designs and user interface. The two games share similar traits: both see 100 players dropping into a map to pick each other off until one is crowned the victor. They're also both backed by Chinese internet giant Tencent and were built on Epic Games' Unreal engine. But they also have notable differences, chief among them is Fortnite's building skills which let users construct forts and craft items while PUBG also boasts vehicles To its credit, PUBG was first out of the gate, with its release … [Read more...] about Is Fortnite being sued by PUBG for copyright infringement and will Epic Games shut down?
Culture Fortnite Gaming Addiction A 9-year-old girl in the United Kingdom was sent to rehab after she became so addicted to Fortnite that she wet herself rather than take bathroom breaks, her parents say. In January, Carol and Richard, who have withheld their last names to protect the identity of their child, bought their daughter an Xbox. Soon after, she downloaded Fortnite, a popular survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, reported Scottishpaper the Daily Record. According to Carol, her daughter was so addicted to the game, she hit Richard in the face when he attempted to confiscate it from her. “We got called in by her head teacher asking if everything was okay. She had fallen asleep twice in lessons and her grades were slipping," she said. “When we asked our daughter what the problem was, she became unusually argumentative and aggressive, which we just put down to her hormones.” A female gamer uses an XBox One game controller to play "Need … [Read more...] about ‘Fortnite’ Gaming Addict, 9, Sent to Rehab After She Wet Herself Rather Than Take Bathroom Breaks
A MUM-OF-TWO has described how her “blood ran cold” when she overheard a man telling her ten-year-old son he might "say something rude" to him while playing Fortnite. Emma, from Stockport, was standing at her son's bedroom door when she overheard a grown man asking his age as he played on the multiplayer action survival game. Since it launched last July, the shoot-em-up has gripped millions of children across the country and been downloaded more than 40million times. Speaking to the Sun Online she said: "I was downstairs and he was upstairs playing on Fortnite. He played the game quite a lot and had always just spoken to his friends. "My younger son, who is eight, came running downstairs and told me that he was talking to a man he does not know. "I ran upstairs and listened by his door for a minute and I could hear this pervert ask where he lived and then he asked how old he was. I heard him timidly say that he was 10, nearly 11. "The man then said: 'I should not say … [Read more...] about Mum reveals chilling moment she overheard ‘pervert grooming her son on Fortnite’
News / UK and world by Press Association July 10, 2018, 11:02 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Spotting a Loot Llama is a rare sight in the Fortnite world, so you can imagine how lucky fans of the game felt to spot the creatures in the real world. The elusive piñatas have been popping up in cities across Europe – including London, Barcelona, Paris, Cannes, Warsaw and Cologne. Two were seen around London – one in a phone box in Covent Garden, while another was seen with its head hanging out of a black cab. Loot Llamas usually come with a decent amount of material in Fortnite: Battle Royale, so naturally gamers have been trying to prise them open, but so far, to no avail. “No extra clues around it…. although there were clear visible screws on the padlocks,” David Raymond told Reddit users. “No other obvious screws anywhere else on the Llama. (I didn’t have a screwdriver on … [Read more...] about Fortnite’s Loot Llamas pop up in cities across Europe: What does it mean?