This article is over 10 months old Fortnite is the biggest video game in the world. Epic Games A year ago, no one had heard of Fortnite , the online shooter game in which players fight it out to be the last person standing. Now it is the biggest video game in the world, with an obsessive fanbase among schoolchildren and teenagers. Previously only available on consoles and PC, last week an iPhone version was given a limited release — and within hours it topped the iTunes chart in 13 countries. This in spite of the fact that access is via email invite only; and the game is free to download. The revenue comes from cosmetic in-game purchases — people are paying for their character to wear different outfits.
Fortnite shoots to the top of teenagers' most-wanted games list
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Most notably, smartphone ownership has become a nearly ubiquitous element of teen life: These mobile connections are in turn fueling more-persistent online activities: The survey also finds there is no clear consensus among teens about the effect that social media has on the lives of young people today. Facebook is no longer the dominant online platform among teens The social media landscape in which teens reside looks markedly different than it did as recently as three years ago. No other platform was used by a clear majority of teens at the time: In , three online platforms other than Facebook — YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat — are used by sizable majorities of this age group. The shares of teens who use Twitter and Tumblr are largely comparable to the shares who did so in the survey.
What parents need to know about the video game Fortnite
Tween and teen What parents need to know about the video game Fortnite If your kids are begging to play Fortnite—or maybe they're already playing but you still have questions—then check out this handy guide. Mar 16, Photo: Fortnite is a new video game available for consoles like Xbox and PlayStation 4 and computers, and soon mobile devices, that anyone can download and start playing for free.
Much of this frenzy of access is facilitated by mobile devices. These phones and other mobile devices have become a primary driver of teen internet use: African-American and Hispanic youth report more frequent internet use than white teens. While both are probability-based, nationally representative samples of American teens, the current survey was administered online, while our previous work involved surveying teens by phone. A great deal of previous research has found that the mode of interview — telephone vs.