Game News Roundup: Parents Say Fortnite is Boosting Their Kids’ Social Lives

Friday, April 13th, 2018 2:35 pm

Parents approve of Fortnite, Minecraft on Switch is getting achievements, and Fortnite's dev says "sorry."

Why Parents Are Fans of Games Like Fortnite

As Fortnite’s popularity continues to grow, parents are happy the multiplayer game allows their children to socialize with other kids.

Donkey Kong World Record holder, Billy Mitchell, is Stripped of His Title; Rival Kong player Steve Wiebe speaks out 

Following the removal of controversial video game personality Billy Mitchell from Twin Galaxies’ video game high score tables (he cheated), Mitchell’s rival in the King of Kong documentary is having a moment in the spotlight. Parents, be sure to use this story to remind your kids that cheaters never win.

Minecraft for Nintendo Switch getting Xbox achievements

Even though the Switch doesn’t have its own achievements system, Minecraft players on Switch will soon be able to earn in-game achievements through Xbox Live. As if you needed another reason to keep digging.

Fortnite’s giving out free rewards for the downtime but you don’t have long to claim them

To make up for some recent technical issues, Fortnite’s developer is offering free goodies to both Battle Royale and Save the World players. These freebies won’t be available for long, so act fast.

Overwatch Update With New Skins, Retribution Co-Op Mode Is Live

Gamers can team up with friends and strangers in a new story-based mode. New character skins, or costumes, are also up for grabs.

Radical Heights does cool things that PUBG and Fortnite aren’t

This not-quite-finished battle royale game includes a spectator mode, so you can watch your kids show off their skills even if you don’t want to join in yourself.

This Week in Pokemon Go: Community Day is this Sunday, classic Pokemon return with double candy

Poke-fans can earn double candy as they catch and transfer Pokemon for a limited time. Plus, the next community event is coming this weekend.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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