Hi-Tech

Fortnite Nintendo Switch Release Date and Download Size Revealed

Fortnite Nintendo Switch Release Date and Download Size Revealed

Teachers have been urging parents to keep their children away from video game Fornite because it is damaging their education.

For one nine-year-old girl, the game became too much for her to handle, as she spiraled into destructive behavior that only serious video gaming addiction could explain. "She is in therapy for the addiction after she became withdrawn, agitated and disturbed from playing up to ten hours a day-sometimes playing until dawn, wetting herself so she didn't have to leave the screen", Carol said.

Fortnite has exploded in popularity since launching in July a year ago. The multiplayer shooter game, which lets players navigate a vast landscape, has racked up a huge following.

When they confronted their daughter about it, she said she had paid for extras on the Fortnite game.

And headteacher Jemma Garside, who runs a primary school in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, wrote to parents: 'Unfortunately discussions around this game are being brought ... into the classroom which is distracting children from their learning'.

One night Richard found her in her room at night "sitting on a urine-soaked cushion playing the game".




Despite the game being free on the online store, regular payments of $67 (Rs 4512) were made using their credit card, which the girl said was for in-game purchases.

The girl is now recovering with rehabilitation.

Fortnite for Nintendo Switch, one of the worst-kept secrets heading into E3, was officially confirmed today during the Nintendo E3 2018 showcase.

In a last ditch attempt to help their daughter, her parents contacted an addictions counsellor who agreed to provide psychotherapy sessions.

Australian child and adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg told News Corp the game could be problematic for kids who played in an "obsessive way", and could interfere with their sleep and normal relationships at home.


  • Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61

    Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61

    At the very beginning of his career, Anthony wrote in Medium Raw , he would cook meals while on speed, cocaine, and heroin. Bourdain had been in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, Parts Unknown .

    E3 2018: New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer Features Pirates of the Caribbean

    If Platinum Games holds up to its previous titles, this will most likely be a hack-and-slash game similar to Bayonetta . What are you hoping to see at the Square Enix E3 Showcase? For the most part, the show was one giant retread.

    United Nations scrambles to avert 'fierce bloody battle' for Yemen port

    Saudi Arabia says three civilians in the kingdom's south have been killed by incoming fire from Yemen's Shia rebels. The conflict has left almost 10,000 people dead in Yemen, already the Arab world's poorest country.
  • Tennis great Maria Bueno buried in hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Bueno essentially retired after the 1977 season although she did play in mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 1980. Retiring from the sport in 1977, she became a commentator herself for the Brazilian channel SporTV.
    Super Mario Party Revealed for Nintendo Switch

    Super Mario Party Revealed for Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo says that the show will focus on Switch releases for 2018, but we might see some 2019 titles and 3DS games as well. Others just can't wait to lose all of their friends again since someone has to emerge victorious in the Mario Party games.
    Trump's vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region

    Trump's vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region

    Trump and Kim signed a document that calls for Pyongyang to work "toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". Almost 7,800 American troops remain unaccounted for from the 1950-53 war in the Korean Peninsula.
  • Tesla Touting 10 Rocket Thrusters for New Roadster

    Tesla Touting 10 Rocket Thrusters for New Roadster

    Data shows the Model X SUV did not brake or try to steer around the barrier in the three seconds before the crash. 'The focus isn't Tesla's technology, ' he said .
    Liverpool are not expected to make a bid for Alisson

    Liverpool are not expected to make a bid for Alisson

    Alisson wants any deal to be wrapped up before the World Cup, so he can remain as focussed as possible during the tournament. Roma goalkeeper Alisson says he is hopeful of having his long-term future resolved before the start of the World Cup .
    Kim Jong Un goes for surprise nighttime walk ahead of summit

    Kim Jong Un goes for surprise nighttime walk ahead of summit

    There was another handshake as they sat down for their working lunch with top aides and an exchange of niceties across the table. Moon Jae-in, South Korea's president, said after the meeting had started: "Perhaps the minds of our people are on Singapore ".
  • Deontay Wilder Agrees To Terms For Massive Anthony Joshua Fight

    Deontay Wilder Agrees To Terms For Massive Anthony Joshua Fight

    He said on Instagram: 'Dear Anthony Joshua fans, since your acting dumb, delusional or just plain Stupid here you go, breaking news.
    Tory minister criticised for

    Tory minister criticised for "plain nasty" Brexit hanging comments

    Lee's resignation will come as a warning sign to May that she could be set for a humiliating defeat later today. There are two amendments that could prove particularly tough for the government to overturn.
    Trump, Kim confident but body language reveals nerves at first meeting

    Trump, Kim confident but body language reveals nerves at first meeting

    They then had a private meeting that lasted some 40 minutes, before being joined in a later session by advisers from both sides. As it happens, the North Korean and the American share a tendency to act unpredictably on the world stage.