I'm Not Saying 'Fortnite' Is Stupid, But I Don't Get Why My Siblings LOVE It

I'm Not Saying 'Fortnite' Is Stupid, But I Don't Get Why My Siblings LOVE It

Do I just not understand the interest of running around in a game that is always the same no matter how many times you play it?

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So, if you have young siblings like I do, then you might've heard of the game "Fortnite." If your siblings are like mine, then they must play it all the time, nonstop.

Now I'm not going to say that it's stupid — maybe it is — but I have to remind your readers that I have played it once.

When I played it, I just kind of ran around in circles and chopped down trees and built houses. I like that part of the game, I liked building things and then trying to swim in the ponds, but other than that I don't understand it.

Now if you've read a few of my articles, then you would know I don't really fit in with my siblings and I don't usually understand what they're saying. I was wondering if the same thing was happening with "Fortnite." Do I just not understand the interest of running around in a game that is always the same no matter how many times you play it?

Or that the point of the game is not to die? And you can talk to the people you are playing against? And can play on a team with other people not trying to die from a "storm?"

I don't understand the storm, what is it? What's in it? Why does it kill you? Has anyone ever survived it?

You know whenever they put out a video game that it semi-realistic and uses human people as the characters, I always wonder where these video game makers come up with these ideas. I wonder if it's like in TV shows where a geek is shown in his mother's basement.

I wonder if they think that one day this will happen and there will be limited resources for us to survive on. That would actually make a good video game that would be very educational.

That would be the one video game I would actually play.

If you think about it, where did these video game makers come up with the idea that you can beat down a tree and just have all of this wood to build a house? First, that's unrealistic because it takes a long time to both of those and second, a single person can't do that all by themselves.

I also don't think that these people jumping out of a plane have been trained at all and have you seen what they wear? The skimpy dresses (the girls are the free ones according to my brothers), the women running in high heels and the men in total combat gear. That itself is confusing.

In my brother's words, "It is fun when a group of people get together and try to kill each other [in 'Fortnite']."

He is very excited that I am writing about his favorite game and that saying in the sentence before is the reason why he enjoys playing "Fortnite." There are apparently different strategies that you can use to win the game, but the likeliness of you winning this game is not very high.

I do know that there is always someone out to kill you and the smaller the "storm" gets the more difficult it is to win. The one time I played this game, I came in eighteenth place which I only got because I played in a field.

If that doesn't explain this game, I don't know what will.

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11 Reasons Why Your Little Sister Is Your Biggest Blessing

She will forever be your go-to Netflix date, your late-night life talk partner, and your absolute best friend.
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She's the person you care for with all your heart and sometimes hate passionately. She's the one you misbehave with yet the one who often keeps you in check. You've been there since her day one, and she changed your life forever. She is truly your partner in every crime, your shoulder to cry on when life is too much to handle on your own, and the very best friend you never expected to love this much. She's your little sister, and there are many reasons why she is the best thing that ever happened to you.


1. She makes you want to be a better person.

She's your baby sister, and you want her to grow up to be a genuine and well-respected person, which means you must be that person for her to look up to. She gives you a reason to be better.

2. You were her first friend, and that is a difficult bond to break.

From the day she was born, you were who she latched onto. You were her friend before she knew anyone else, and that makes your relationship unbelievably strong.

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3. She matures you.

You find yourself feeling motherly when it comes to your little sister. Your instinct will always be to protect her, often maturing you beyond your years.

4. She will always keep you young.

Although you want to be a grown-up example in her life, she will always be a reminder to have more fun and to let loose. She also has a better sense of style than you ever did at her age, so pay attention.

5. Your life-long friends have known her almost as long as you have, and they love her too.

You may have been her very first friend, but your friends fell in love with her at a young age as well. You know you've got a pretty great little sister when your friends never fail to hug her upon arrival.

6. She supports your decisions.

This does not mean she will always agree with them, but as your sister, she trusts you to do the right thing.

7. And helps you make the ones that stump you.

She may not have as much life experience as you do, but sometimes this can work to your advantage. She hasn't made as many mistakes as you have, and this can mean she's not afraid to take chances and push you to make scary decisions.

8. Distance is no match for you two.

You could go long periods of time without talking and nothing would change. You'll pick up right where you left off every time, although you prefer to stay in touch consistently.

9. You've become really good at giving advice and looking out for people.

Your little sister will come to you for advice, and you become more and more prepared to give it every time. This experience has also helped you help your friends when they need your input.

10. You will always be needed.

We all want to feel like we are a necessity to someone; we want to feel like we are improving someone's quality of life. While you may find this in other relationships over the years, your little sister will always need you, and it will always be rewarding.

11. She's a constant in your ever-changing life.

People will come and go in your life. Relationships will end and friends will fade, but your sister isn't going anywhere.

The day she was brought home, your sister changed your life dramatically. Maybe you were an only child before she came along, and she stole your thunder for a little while, but you'll forgive her for it. You'll realize that she changed your life for the better. She became your truest friend and your biggest blessing.


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Meet 'Zamb! Redux,' The Worst Game I've Ever Played

Nobody should ever have to play this game. Ever.

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So for a while now I've been reviewing games for many different websites. Most of the games I review are either good or meh. One game, however, made my list for one of the worst games ever. "Zamb! Redux."

"Zamb! Redux" tries to take the tower defense genre and make it so cooperation is necessary to survive. The way that the game mechanics work in some situations forces you to work with your partner you fight side by side with. It feels like the game is meant to be played with another person in order for you to fully enjoy your playthrough experience. The question at hand is: Does this work with the game, or is it its downfall?

The main plot of the game is very simple and lackluster. The story is told through a short comic book-style intro. The main two characters are space marines Chrome and Cye, and they're tasked with stopping a mad scientist named Dr. Hundertwasser from spreading evil super mutants in the galaxy. There's nothing else to it. The trailer for the game is literally the story. The story answers the who and the what, but not the where, when, why or how.

Moving onto the gameplay side of things, each of the characters has their own attacks and abilities. Chrome is a range/builder character who can place turrets down and uses a blaster to deal damage to enemies. Cye is a melee character who uses blades and energy blasts to defeat enemies. I prefer Cye over Chrom because turrets are more useful and Cye's melee slashes don't really seem fun to use. When looking at Chrome's turrets, you're able to pick them up freely at any time you want.

One good part about the game is that it allows you to switch characters on the fly, and you don't have to stick with just one (but only when you're playing by yourself). When playing the game solo, your AI partner isn't helpful whatsoever. Most of the time he stays off in the distance while you're fighting for your life, and you have to switch to him and bring him over to you. At the same time, the character you switched from is still taking damage.

The one unique part of the game is that you can take Chrome's turrets and Cye's energy blasts and traps to make certain combos that do different amounts of damage to certain enemies. The enemies are pretty basic, and most of the time you'll be fighting spiders and mutant-looking creatures. Overall, unless you're playing with your friend, the game is very tedious and you'll end up getting bored at the fifth level... and the game has 27 levels. Even when I was playing with my brother we got bored and ended up just playing a different game within 15 to 20 minutes. Unless you want quick and easy achievements to unlock, the replay value on this game is very very low. All the levels look the same but with a reskin to attempt to make it look different.

The point of a strategic tower defense game is to make the player think about their every move like their life depended on it. Never did I ever have that feeling during my playthrough. You can literally place turrets anywhere you want to and still pass the level. The only time I was required to think was what combo does what and how to perform it. Overall the game itself is below average. My expectations were below what I thought the game was going to be, and even then they weren't that high. I do enjoy the fact that the game tried to make it a cooperative experience, but if that's the case there's no online multiplayer option. I love the combo usage, but those two features don't make up for the lackluster story, fun factor and overall attention grabber.

Overall I give the game a 4/10 and would not recommend anyone play this game. I know that this is just a start for the list of bad games, but don't worry. I'm ready for them.

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