Fortnite developer Epic has been taking cheaters to court, Overwatch releases a new character skin for charity, and Google Assistant wants to teach your kids some manners.
Here’s the latest from the worlds of video games and tech, from Fortnite cheaters to a charity Overwatch skin.
Cheating in video games may seem harmless, but Fortnite’s developer, Epic, has taken multiple people to court for creating and sharing Fortnite cheats. Parents, this is a great time to remind your kids that cheating has real consequences, even if “everybody’s doing it.”
For a limited time, players of the popular multiplayer game can purchase a pink skin (costume) for the healing character Mercy, with all proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Later this year, parents who own a smart speaker or device that contains Google’s AI assistant (like a Google Home) will be able to turn on a “Pretty Please” mode that encourages kids to say “please” when making requests. This is similar to the “Magic Word” feature in the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition.