Was this the week Fortnite went from video game to social network of the future?
Feb 8, 2019

Was this the week Fortnite went from video game to social network of the future?

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The video game Fortnite is a cultural phenomenon that has the whole entertainment industry on notice. Last weekend it took a step toward becoming an even bigger social platform, when it held a live, in-game concert with the electronic music DJ Marshmello. A reported 10 million players watched the concert all at the same time while their virtual characters danced around in the game. There was even in-game merch to buy after the show. Molly Wood talks with Peter Rubin, a senior editor at WIRED, who wrote about the concert and how it was definitely a winner for Marshmello.

Today's show is sponsored by WellFrame  and Topo Athletic.

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Was this the week Fortnite went from video game to social network of the future?

Feb 8, 2019
An in-game concert had a reported 10 million players watching - and dancing - at the same time.
10 million players watched Fortnite's in-game concert with electronic music DJ Marshmello.
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The video game Fortnite is a cultural phenomenon that has the whole entertainment industry on notice. Last weekend it took a step toward becoming an even bigger social platform, when it held a live, in-game concert with the electronic music DJ Marshmello. A reported 10 million players watched the concert all at the same time while their virtual characters danced around in the game. There was even in-game merch to buy after the show. Molly Wood talks with Peter Rubin, a senior editor at WIRED, who wrote about the concert and how it was definitely a winner for Marshmello.

Today’s show is sponsored by WellFrame  and Topo Athletic.

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