[–] DoktorSleepless 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

It'll run on a toaster, and it's free. That's it.

[–] Schreiber 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It'd designed for children and manchildren everywhere gravitate towards it.

[–] imaginarymindscape 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

bullshit. I tried running it on my Acer laptop with 1.5 megahertz and it wouldn't run, then again, neither did flash games

[–] gonadsofsteel 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

yeah I tried running it on my 8086 with Hercules graphics adapter, and fuck no it didn't run.

[–] Sitnikoff 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Ever since Minecraft, general fascination with the open-world experience has been pushed to the ultra mainstream; most likely due to how humans in this age desperately need an avenue to express their primal frontier/survivalist part of themselves because of rampant social and environmental isolation. So I reckon Fortnite is where this need for primal frontier expression at last meets up with the status quo COD mentality, thus sparking a fast growing competitive game franchise. Also, the way the game looks is designed to capture the attention of spectators, with its vibrant color palette and it cartoonish art style, so it can entice players to think, "This looks easy lemme try," ultimately keeping the demographic range wider and getting new players hooked and making it spread faster.

[–] 13567726? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Rust would have seemed to fill that role more, but I think it has died back.

[–] gonadsofsteel 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

rust was amazing, but they made it way to complicated to make guns.. which meant a few guys on the server just run around poning everyone, which leads to boring game play, and thus low server numbers... also u need decent ping to play

[–] Uncle_Tractor 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Because it's fun. Open world, fast gameplay, short joining time, easy to take a quick match between other things, and multiple tactics to win a match.

Most of the games I really get into have graphics that are so-so or outdated, such as Icewind Dale, Don't Starve, Invisible Inc, Sir You Are Being Hunted ... and Fortnite. Eurotruck Simulator 2 is an exception here (thinking about getting an EGPU just for that one).

Graphics can hide mediocre gameplay for only so long, while good gameplay easily trumps mediocre graphics.

[–] ORACONX 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

The "Battle Royal" online map in Fortnite was copied by Epic via Unreal Engine 2. Epic already had the campaign of Fortnite close to finished when they found out about Bluehole's game, after they signed on to use UE4.

No, PubG isn't the first battle royal game. The fact the campaign of the game doesn't match the online offering shows it was a recent addition. Since Mindcraft made a Battle Royal game before Fortnite, Epic wouldn't have made it an addition to a cartoon graphic style video game where walls bounce and build shit out of thin air (kinda like socialists). It would have been more like PubG; realistic, what the UE4 does best. But first to market on an idea is capital. So they moved.

Then, from the communist held country, China, comes Tencent! The pro communist conglomerate that's gobbling up western tech companies, progenitors of micro transactions and pay to win. They're a parasite that's infected both Epic AND Bluehole! They create the mobile app for Tencent reeeeal fast. Big money moves mountains. Now they've bent PC gamers over big time. Next comes Xbox gamers, Playstation, Nintendo. Then the money will be used to kill people.

Don't buy their micro transactions. It literally benefits the million human killing communist party. Hate North Korea? That's a communist held country.

[–] Schreiber 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Tencent is not less capitalist or more communist than EA or Ubishit.

They are all faceless megacorporation that cares about nothing except money.

Except that Tencent is slightly better because it does not actively push for libtard "progressive western" propaganda in their games.

[–] ORACONX 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

No, they literally are Communist. Not one major corporation in China can exist without the communist party's approval. Its just fact. Stop rationalizing and protecting communism. Its a scam and should be eradicated.

Western gaming companies are NOT communist. That's fact too. But they do sell out fast when it comes to money. And that's exactly what Tencent is doing. Playing us for #Fools.

I'm no fool and in want them out of our world, yesterday.

[–] gonadsofsteel 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

mate you know the score.. don't give them a damn thing

[–] ORACONX 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They ALMOST got me.

[–] kjell 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's a slightly different way to run around shooting. It's "battle Royale" style but not too far a departure from everything else. Also, cartoony but not too Nintendo-ey. Frankly, I've fallen out of that demographic about 10 years ago and don't get a good portion of modern games.

[–] plankO 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Nintedo-ey is a good way to describe it. I was thinking cutesy but Nintedo-ey is better

[–] TheAntiZealot 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Video games are usually not about graphics. Never played or seen any footage of Fortnite. Also curious.

[–] plankO 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd say this is whats making the game popular http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sUrNb3mqvA

[–] TheAntiZealot 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That was supremely entertaining!

I watched 11 minutes worth before I realized that I was simply enjoying it and still continued until 19 minutes in. I'm sure that it's even more fun to play. Thanks for sharing!

[–] GutterTrash 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Half Life 3 effect. It became memed into oblivion that it is wildly popular for the sake of being wildly popular. The people that love it now would probably not even give the game a second glance if it was released earlier. In fact, the player count hovered below PUBG for a long time before it overtook everything on Twitch.

[–] fightknightHERO 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Advertising. you see a ton of exposure on the (((typical))) shill sites like VG247 and gayspot

that and the game being "colorful&cartoony" is a magnet for 12 year old minecraft autists

but most important, because of the PUBG crowd, it has less bugs and it's free 2 play so it's easy shekels right there.

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