I laughed at the reaction to Fortnite’s new B.R.U.T.E. Was that wrong?

Should I not have done that?

Epic is showing no signs of plans to remove the controversial mech-like B.R.U.T.E. from Fortnite, saying the powerful new combat option helps in the studio’s mission “to bring players of all skill levels together to have a fun experience where anyone can win.”

The launch of the B.R.U.T.E. earlier this month has been one of the biggest changes in the game’s short history, letting two players team up in an armored automaton to hurl a barrage of missiles at relatively tiny, mech-less opponents. Angry players have been flooding online forums and social media with clips showing overpowered mechs destroying other players, claiming the addition is ruining the competitive balance of the game.

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The hyper-lucrative Hyper-Competitive Parents market has discovered video games.

And now they’re paying people money to coach their kids on how to play them properly.  Full Frontal Nerdity isn’t making it up, either: the Wall Street Journal has it behind a paywall, but enough of the preview is available.  My God, how the money would roll in from a project like that.  All the money.  ALL.

And the best part? If you’re worried about kids spending too much time on video games: fear not.  Inflicting Fortnite lessons for them is the fastest way I can think of to make them be ready to escape outside forever.