Wed. Jun 26th, 2019

Israeli power company urges Epic to remove pole climbing from Fortnite

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/12/18663023/fortnite-israel-electric-pole-climbing-epic-games

Israeli power company urges Epic to remove pole climbing from Fortnite

The Israel Electric Corporation, which provides the nation’s electricity and is responsible for much of the requisite infrastructure, is unhappy with Fortnite’s depiction of player characters freely climbing up electric poles. In an open letter by senior VP Oren Helman, the IEC notes that it has invested “enormous resources in educating the public about the dangers of climbing electric poles,” and it asks Epic Games to discontinue its depiction of that act as a jaunty activity.

The phrasing of the letter makes it apparent that the people authoring it haven’t played Fortnite, and also that they use a spellchecker that doesn’t recognize the phenomenally popular game’s name. They are right that Fortnite is beloved by an audience of young…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/12/18663023/fortnite-israel-electric-pole-climbing-epic-games

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