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The Week That Was: Games (03/08/18)
3rd August 2018
To promote a healthy lifestyle for Fortnite players around the popular title’s first birthday, a number of David Lloyd clubs are incorporating emote dances into their classes! The ‘Emote Royale’ class, aimed at teens and young children, includes 12 dances lifted from Fortnite: The Floss, Orange Justice, Take the L, The Wiggle, Best Mates, Jubilation, The Robot, Boneless, Flapper, Fresh, The Worm, and Hype – so, why not shake off a session of Fortnite by Flossing yourself fit!
While we’re on the subject of the titular game – In less than five months, 138 days to be precise, Fortnite has now surpassed 100 million downloads on iOS and made over 160 million dollars in revenue! Across all platforms, Epic’s game has made over 1bn dollars since its debut last year and is currently on track to hit half a billion on iOS alone in April 2019. It has certainly been a happy birthday for Fortnite this year!
Last weekend (28th/29th July) Nintendo introduced @NintendoUKVS Live to London fans; an event to celebrate fun, social, competitive entertainment for all skill levels on the Nintendo Switch. The event took place at the Royal Horticultural Halls and featured headline tournaments, showcases, and a whole host of multiplayer titles available to play for free, including: Mario Tennis Aces, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Killer Queen Black, Rocket League, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Overcooked! 2, Paladins, EA Sports FIFA, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Fortnite, and presented the first hands-on opportunity with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
The real question here is, has anyone not disposed of their Sims in a variety of creative, occasionally game-breaking, ways? A new survey by YouGov finds that ‘four in ten Sims players have purposefully killed their own Sims’…while three in ten have gone after the other Sims in the neighbourhood. So, really, only three in ten players let Sims live happily ever after. The ‘most popular method of execution’ is removing the steps to exit a swimming pool, followed by starting a fire, food deprivation, or trapping them in a room with no doors. Happy Simming!