Happy Birthday Fortnite, The Game That Keeps on growing

Happy Birthday Fortnite, The Game That Keeps on growing

A year has passed since the famous Battle Royale game became available on Xbox, PS4, and PC (July 24th, 2017) and it’s not going away anytime soon.


Fortnite. Whether you're six, a college student, a single mother, or a grandparent to many kids, you probably have heard of the game Fortnite. If you haven't... don't tell people that. 99% of the people you tell that to will scream something along the lines of "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS?! NOOB." You think I'm kidding, but some people are very aggressive about this game.

For those who are not aware of the actual content of the game I shall explain: you're in a match of 100 people, including yourself and any friends you decided to add to your "party." You jump out of the "party bus" (which actually was remodeled to look birthday themed for its one year anniversary) and scream to your fellow friends, "where we droppin' boys?" Once you land somewhere on the map, you must scavenge for materials, weapons, and medical supplies to help yourself throughout the match. While fighting other players, a clock runs down every so often to signal when the zone is moving in. If you are outside the zone, you are considered to be in the storm, which takes away your health. The last man or team standing wins.

Fortnite is incredibly popular throughout the teens of today and even some younger kids in elementary schools. Some say it's the best game ever to be created, while others around the world consider the game to be more addicting than drugs. You think I'm kidding, but that's how much of an impact this game made on the world in just. One. Year.

What makes this game a big hit is that the online feature is free. If you want to play story mode, which most people don't seem to play, you have to actually buy the game. Now for a free game, Fortnite makes a lot of flipping money off people. How? Through V-Bucks. V-Bucks allow you to buy a battle pass for the new season online, and new skins, gliders, and pick axes in the item shop. To get 1,000 V-Bucks you need to spend $10. That will get you one battlepass, which lasts about 70ish days. In the battlepass you can earn more V-Bucks, skins, wallpapers, and more by leveling up. If you save up your V-Bucks from leveling up you can basically get the next battlepass for free.

Do you need the battlepass or skins to play? No. There's nothing wrong with having the free skins and basic pick axe and not spending a dime on the game. My friend Dan tells me sarcastically all the time, "Skins get wins" because of how I actually spend money on the game. How much? I don't know. I play the game, I like it, and that's what matters.

As for you, the reader, maybe you hate Fortnite with a passion or perhaps you love it so much that you bought merch for it (A.K.A. me). It's part of the times right now whether people like it or not. Even athletes in major sports leagues are playing it in their free time. I saw on the news the other day that people are worried about athletes playing fortnite more than practicing. Crazy right?

Just wanted to share an article about this game to celebrate its one year anniversary. Trust me, it'll definitely be around for a VERY long time.

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25 Responses To Your Friend Who Doesn't Text Back

Omg thanks for responding so quickly...oh, wait.

We all have that friend. That friend we love to death, but if we are sure of anything in this world, it’s that they will not respond to your text because they suck at texting. That moment when you see “Read 1:04 p.m.” and you’re like “and???? Helloooooooo!”

These are 25 responses for that dear friend.

1. Lol thanks for tagging me in that FB post, now text me tf back.

2. OMG, wait you met Chris Hemsworth and he’s professing his love to you??!! No? Okay, then you can def text me back.

3. Hey I’m coming to help you since you obviously broke your thumbs and can’t respond.

4. Lolol thanks for responding. I’ll just continue the conversation with myself. That’s cool.

5. Good chat.

6. Yeah I wouldn’t know how to respond either, pizza topping selection is a thought-provoking process. Take your time. Meditate on it.

7. The classic: ^^^^^^^^^

8. I hope you’re writing me the 8th Harry Potter novel.

9. That was a yes or no question. This isn’t difficult. You wouldn’t do well with ‘Sophie’s Choice.’

10. Omg, did you pass out from the excitement of getting a text from me? Totally understandable. Text me when you regain consciousness, love.

11. Omg what a witty and clever response. Nothing. So philosophical.

12. The only excuse I’ll accept is if you’re eating guac and don’t want to get it on your phone. Because avocados are life.

13. I love it when you do that adorable thing when you don’t text me back for hours. So cute.

14. Okay I’ll answer for you. Yes, you’re going out tonight. Glad we had this convo.

15. In the time it has taken you to respond, dinosaurs could have retaken the earth.


17. The dramatic but also very valid response: That’s what happens when you don’t respond for 30 minutes. People die.

18. I apologize for asking if you were coming to watch Bachelor, clearly the decision has caused you serious reflection on your priorities. I’m sorry to have caused you this existential crisis.

19. Sorry I annoyed you with my friendship. But like plz respond…

20. Your response time is longer than Ross and Rachel’s entire relationship. 10 seasons. You couldn’t text me back for 10 seasons?!!

21. Wait. You’re responding too fast. I can’t keep up. Hang on. Don’t respond so quickly. Jeez.

22. A subtle but perfectly placed gif. What will you go with? The classic eye roll perhaps or maybe a “you suck.”

23. Did you fall off a cliff? Wait, you don’t exercise. Pause your Netflix and respond b*tch.

24. Omg I WON THE LOTTERY. *responds* Lol now you respond…

25. And my personal favorite and go to, Did you text me and then decide to THROW YOUR PHONE ACROSS THE OCEAN?! Lol swim fast, I need an answer.

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3 Reasons I Did Not Like Halo As A Kid

It was a meh game


Halo: Combat Evolved was a game that revolutionized the world of video games. Even to this day, the Halo franchise is a powerful force in the world of video games (not necessarily for good reasons, looking at you REC packs). Many of my friends grew up loving this franchise and idolizing Master Chief. I was not one of those people, here's why. Before I get into this I just want to say I don't hate Halo its just as a kid I preferred other games and this is why.

1. No aiming down sights

In shooters, I try to be as accurate as possible when I shoot. I lean towards things like single shot rifles and snipers instead of shotguns or high rate of fire rifles. It was just how I liked to shoot. The shooter I grew up playing was Call of Duty, particularly Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One. So when I went over to my friend's house and we played Halo, something was always off. In the early days of Halo, not all guns could aim down their sights.

When I found this out it baffled me. Why would you not want to aim down the sights? Shotguns and rocket launchers made sense but rifles and SMGs just seemed wrong without sights. It bothered me since I was so used to aiming down the sights to be as accurate as I could be.

2. Master Chief is a boring character

I've always liked stories. I particularly like the stories in video games. The possibilities are endless in the world of video games. Which is why I'm saddened that Master Chief is such a boring character. He is a yes man. All he ever does is follow orders, at least until Halo 5. I get that he is a badass that has saved the galaxy from the flood and worked with the Arbiter and whatnot. He can do all of that but he can't act human for 10 seconds.

3. The weapons were boring

It feels like when they were making the game, the human weapons were just going down a checklist. Full auto rifle? Check. Burst Rifle? Check. Sniper Rifle? Check. etc etc. The alien weapons were the more interesting ones to me.

That was the case until you look at them and most of them are the human weapons but they fire plasma which works functionally identically. Only the sword, needler, and gravity hammer were interesting, and that's because two of those were melee weapons.

So all in all, the guns were uninteresting, the main character was just a dude that follows orders, and I couldn't be as accurate as I wanted to. All of that made for an experience that felt more like something that should've been in the bargain bin instead of the thing my friends wouldn't shut up about. All of this isn't to say Halo is bad, I have lost many hours to playing this with my friends, Halo was just not as interesting to me as other games when I was a kid

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