It just goes to show you that young kids cannot take on the pressure of barrels full of money. Kyle Giersdorf, 16, (screen name, “Bugha”), won the Fornite World Cup this past weekend in which he took home a whopping $3 million.
To put some perspective on his winnings. Kyle brought home more money than the Wimbledon champion, the Masters winner, and the PGA winner.
One would think, “I wonder what I would do with three million dollars?” Buy a car. Buy a house. Use it for college. Get out of debt. Buy a boat. But nope, 16-year old Giersdorf took his entire payout and spent it on V-bucks, which is Fortnite’s in-game currency. This gave Bugha $405,000,000 in V-bucks money. Kyle bought every cosmetic item he could in the first 5 minutes of having the near unlimited V-bucks but the Fortnite In-Game Store resets every day at 8:00 PM EST, limiting his buying opportunities.
We asked Kyle, why would you do this? He states, “Fortnite has given me so much from money to fame and recognition, and why not thank them by giving all my winnings back to the game that produced me?” “I also plan on gifting all my subscribers, friends, and followers cosmetics as I can.” At least his heart is in the right place, unlike his brain.
Kyle’s parents declined to interview as they have not been able to talk since their son made the V-bucks purchase.
This is complete and utter Satire. Please Kyle, do not do anything stupid with that money. You deserve every penny of it.
Summit Entertainment, the creators of the John Wick series, have decided to go another route for the next chapter in the John Wick franchise. To connect with younger audiences, the creators of the blockbuster saga have decided to partner with Epic Games and film the entire movie in Fortnite: Battle Royale. “Every shot in the movie will be from the island of Fortnite BR,” states Sal Dawn, the director of the movie. “This animation will cut back on expenses from the CGI budget and allow more money for story development, casting, and other aspects for the movie.”
The Reaper skin (above) will be used to portray Mr. Wick. This skin is commonly referred to as the “John Wick skin” by players of the game. Keanu Reeves will still voice the character but ultimately will not be performing his out stunts.
We asked the director of John Wick 4 why they decided to go this route. Sal Dawn stated, “After three live action films with Keanu we thought we would give him a break from all the violence and let him sit behind a microphone for a change.”
We went on to ask, “Why aren’t you using the actual John Wick skin instead of the Reaper skin?”
Dawn replied saying, “Most of the players consider the Reaper skin as the real John Wick skin and we thought this would sell better to the younger audiences.”
We also asked some Twitch streamers what their thoughts were of the move to anime. Ninja said, “I think its a homerun. What could go wrong?” Timthetatman added, “Ya, Yeet!”
Some streamers had negative thoughts although, Tfue said, “Why the f*** would they do this too us? First they add the Drum Gun back in and now they lay this load of publicity stunt, b******t on us? F*** Epic (Games).” Nickmercs also said, “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.”
John Wick already has a home in Fortnite BR. Since the release of Season 9, players have been able to roam his house and find his loot underneath the concrete in his basement
Casting for the female counterpart has begun with early contenders such as Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, and Jennifer Lawrence.
What are your thoughts? Mistake or Great idea?
Satire. Please don’t do this, Summit, we love Keanu and would hate it if this actually happened.
These are the top video games while growing up in the late 90s and early 2000s. I’m not talking about the games you played in Jr High or High School. I’m talking about the games you would go to your friend’s house to play and strictly play against each other. Or the games that you would spend hours playing during summer vacation, ones that you got for Christmas, ones that your older brother would demolish you in, or ones you would play on snow days when your mom wouldn’t let you go outside at night. Get ready for a roller coaster of nostalgia.
Eligible Games (1990 – 2005)
15. NCAA Football 2004
Developer/Publisher: EA Sports
Platform(s): PS2, XBOX, GameCube
This game was eye-opening to us young sports fans. It was one of the first games that featured our favorite college athletes. It also allowed you to create your own player and your own college team. This game was revolutionary to the college sports game. RIP to them. But with the rumors of this coming back, people of all ages will flock to the game store to get a copy.
14. Crazy Taxi
Platform(s): Dreamcast, PS2, GameCube, Arcade
This is one of the first games I remember my brother buying with his Sega Dreamcast. It came with the wheel and everything. Driving around a “semi” open world delivering ungrateful customers to their destinations was hours of fun. Little did we know, this was training for our generation to become Uber drivers when we came of age.
13. NFL Blitz
Developer/Publisher: Midway Games, EA
Platform(s): Nintendo 64, PS, Game Boy, Dreamcast, PS2, XBOX
The most arcade style of football ever released. Every player on the game just went through 27 rounds of steroids. It was a quick game. And the hits were brutal. You could even jump on a player that was already down as the in-game players made funny remarks at them. This and WWE is why there were some crazy kids growing up.
12. 007 GoldenEye
Platform(s): Nintendo 64
The FPS with one joystick, and boy was it fun as fuck. I vividly remember my brother, two of our friends, and I playing this game for ours. I was the dickhead who played as Oddjob and was impossible to shoot. But you could play any type of game style from the default to rockets, to proximity mines, to grenades. Paved the way for future FPS game. And James Bond was Pierce Brosnan so that was cool.
11. Backyard Sports Collection
Developer/Publisher: Humongous Entertainment
Platform(s): Windows PC, GameBoy
This is where my love for video games initially began. I had all the games from Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Soccer, Skateboarding. Some of them were too advanced for my dinky Windows 98 computer but damn were these fun games. I would play each game during its respected season. Soccer was probably my favorite. Pablo Sanchez is GOAT and no one will ever take that crown from him.
10. Mario Kart
Released: 1992 –
Platform(s): Nintendo Platforms
One of, if not the most, classic video game of all time. Mario Kart. Nintendo was incredibly good at taking their characters and putting them all into one game. Mario Kart was one of the first and it was a doozy on Nintendo 64. Playing this as a kid, I would have never thought I was training to play Beerio Kart when I was older. The easiest way to get drunk incredibly fast.
9. SSX 3
Developer/Publisher: EA Sports BIG
Platform(s): XBOX, PS, GameCube
The snowboarding Tony Hawk game. No other way of putting it. You get dropped at the top of a mountain and go down it racking up as many points as you can. Dope outfits you could put on your character as you chilled in the lodge. This was a fantasy game for kids who couldn’t snowboard. Very classic.
8. Spider-Man 2
Platform(s): PS, Xbox, GameCube
Based on the movie, this was the first superhero video game that I played. It went right along with the storyline of the movie and was very cool swinging from building to building in New York City. Its only downfall was that it was a single player game and you couldn’t play it with your friends. It was the game that you went to your friend’s house to play and he sat there and played it while you happily watched him play it. But, when it was your turn to play, it was glorious.
When I say months of my childhood were dedicated to a certain type of video game, it was this one. Pokemon Yellow, Red, Blue, Gold, Silver, Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby. All fantastic games. Each “set” came out with new pokemon and a whole new world to explore. Connecting Gameboys and trading pokemon with friends was as fun as the first text message you sent your friend as a kid. My friend and I would always determine which of us would get which game. He would get Silver and I would get Gold because each had different pokemon to collect and would be able to achieve full “pokemon master” level. Simpler times.
Released: 1996 –
Platform(s): GameBoy, Nintendo DS
6. Tony Hawk Series
Released: 1999 –
Platform(s): PS, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo 64, etc.
Everyone went through an “I want to learn how to skate” phase and it was because of these games. Doing incredibly impossible tricks, racking up high score totals, collecting S-K-A-T-E, finding secret spots, and using all the popular skaters from Bam Margera to Bob Burnquist. When American Wasteland came out and it was the first video game ever to not have a loading screen, that was revolutionary. And this game evolved from park to park, passing levels, to actual storylines. This game gave people who weren’t able to skate the ability to do near impossible things on a virtual scale. When VR gets to where it needs to be, there has to be a Tony Hawk game.
5. NBA Street/NFL Street
Developer/Publisher: EA Sports BIG
The reinvention of NFL Blitz. You can hear it now, “E-A Sports BIIIIIIIIG.” 7 v 7 pick up football and 3 v 3 pick up basketball. I can’t really choose which one was better. I personally like basketball better so I guess I would say NBA Street, but it’s anyone’s call. Gamebreakers, insane crossovers, running on the walls, goaltending, head crunching hits, playing with legends and current players, these games had everything and it’s a shame they don’t make them anymore.
4. Guitar Hero
Platform(s): Xbox, PS
What sensational games these were. Buying the guitar and believing you were Slash, himself, was dope af. They had all kind of music on there that inner-goth of me loved. We all went through a Linkin Park-type music phase, don’t lie. I am positive this game inspired a lot of kids to learn how to play guitar, I have a few that did, at least.
3. GTA San Andreas
The game that all our parents hated. Stealing cars, killing hookers, flying helicopters. The OG of open-world gaming. The storylines taught you an insane amount about the other side of living, although it was extremely exaggerated. Hearing people saying cuss words would put your seven-year-old self in a giggle that was impossible to stop, and that shit didn’t get old. It has then blossomed into in my opinion the greatest game of all time GTA 5. Thank you Rockstar.
2. Halo 2
Developer/Publisher: Bungie, Microsoft
Red v. Blue. This is the first game I can remember where online play came into the factor. Cussing kids out while trying to kill them was everything we needed as 10-year-olds. GoldenEye trained us for this game, but now we had 2 thumbsticks, thank the lord. Obviously, most of the kids who played this game went on to play the rest of the series.
1. Super Smash Bros: Melee
Holy shit. This was THE coolest game as a kid. All your favorite Nintendo characters facing off in a deathmatch. This was the ultimate button mashing game and it increased your ego so much if you were the victor of the match. This game was so popular, it made kids buy the GameCube. I even played this game in college. I specifically remember 4 of us playing this game for 8 hours, smoking weed, on the first day we moved into our new apartment. Good times, both older and younger.
Honorable Mention/ Not Eligible: Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong 64, Metroid Prime, Oregon Trail, The Sims, Ratchet and Clank, Gears of War, Assassins Creed, Fallout, Battlefield, Need for Speed, LEGO Star Wars, Tiger Woods, Crash Bandicoot, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Celebrity Deathmatch, COD: Modern Warfare
This game, just today, came out with a mode that no Call of Duty, Gears of War, League of Legends, will ever be able to pass. They came out with a game mode that literally makes you the Marvel superheroes, you grew up loving. To wield Captain America’s shield and Thor’s Axe, while having super speed and being able to jump far, puts you right into the Comics and movies. Flying around with Iron Man’s repulsors and swinging around the map with Hawkeye’s grapple, really hits you in the feels. And we all know about Thanos’s powers from last year.
Marvel never came out with a video game (except the Lego games). So this is as close as it is going to get. They put out a Black Widow skin with this release and I hope the plan is to have the rest of the OG 6 characters skins on the market for purchase.
After playing just a few games, I am instantly hooked. I don’t even care if my team wins. Soaring through the air with Thor’s ax and chopping down Thanos’s army, or flying high and hitting people with Iron Man’s locking system, or throwing Cap’s shield, and even hitting people with Hawkeye’s bow from DEEEEP, is as much fun as I need.
I hope they keep this LTM for a while because it is for sure the most fun LTM Fortnite has ever come out with. Fortnite is King and it will remain King as long as they continue to impress their community and bring other people into the community as they do.
Thank you to Epic for all the hours you have pumped into this game.
Fortnite Battle Royale, a true battle royale experience. You, your mom, your girlfriend, your sister, your dad, and even your dog are probably sick of this game. Or, if you’re like me, you can’t seem to get away from it. What is it that makes this game so addicting to play? Is it randomness aspect of the game? Or the cartoon violence? I’ll tell you why this game is where it is at today.
It’s free. Do I need to say anything else? Everyone likes free stuff.
We’ve never seen a game with this type of reward. Struggling and grinding 15+ minutes through multiple obstacles to end the game with as a victor after 100 people were in the game, makes this very satisfying. (and yes I know there were “Hunger Games” like games before Fortnite)
It brings people together. I used to be all about the single player campaigns and the long nights of playing games by myself, but after Fortnite, those games are dead. Fortnite brought gamers back together like they were 8 years old playing on a couch together. This game has developed friendships, found friendships, and even destroyed friendships, but all-in-all it’s been great for the gaming community
Drake likes it. After Drake played this game with Ninja for a night or two, and eventually the whole world found out about Fortnite……and Ninja. I mean….. It’s Drake, love him or hate him, everything he touches turns to gold. Except for sports teams.
It’s fun and easy to watch. Twitch became a platform that now competes with Netflix and Hulu. It’s so easy to throw on someone’s stream and watch for 5 minutes rather than having to watch a 20-50 minute long episode. Fortnite is a very fun game to watch. Some would say they rather watching than playing. No other game has gotten this type of hype in the viewing aspect.
Just the game itself. The building part of the game brought a whole new type of technique that no one has seen before. Add that along with the ability to dance on someone’s dead body (shout out to Halo for the OG crouching). It’s also a simplistic game to catch on to, color’s show the strength of guns, looting is easy, no attachments, and even though they add things such as; shopping carts, rifts, planes, bows, the game still has a minimalist tone to it that…just makes it easy to pick up on.
It updates weekly with fresh content while listening to players. Epic Games adds (and takes away) things in the game that the community wants, no other fucking game does this. Call of Duty puts out a game and is like. “Here ya go, you can buy our Battle Pass for another $100 dollars and get 2 extra maps…” like, fuck that shit.
Fortnite is a game that had the perfect formula and is still striving, and even taking the crown when other people are putting out their own battle royale games. Seems like their dominance won’t be matched for long.