New show: 101 kicks off with Fortnite
Published on May 1st, 2018
GINX has an awesome new show launching tonight at 9:30 BST, and you should totally watch it. 101 is a crash course on the hottest games out right now, charting their history all the way from their humble beginnings to the present day. For the first six episodes, the show will be focusing on the overnight hit that is Fortnite. It's fair to say the game has revolutionised the battle royale genre. Not just that, though, its wider cultural impact has been massive – what other game has had co-op Twitch streams featuring celebrities like Drake and Travis Scott? Tonight's episode explores exactly how the battle royale genre came to be. There were a host of challenges – both technical and gameplay – involved in making battle royale games accessible and fun to play. Your hosts Frankie and Frank (the two Franks?) will dive into games as far removed from the current battle royale format as Minecraft and Unreal Tournament in an attempt to figure out the origins of the genre. Then, they'll reminisce about the halcyon days of Day-Z, as well as the original Arma 2 mod, PlayerUnknown's Battle Royale. Then to PUBG and, of course, Fortnite. Tonight's just the first show, but it sets the tone for the series so you definitely don't want to miss it. Find out how to watch GINX here.