Top 5 video game controversies of 2018

2. Fortnite “boob” animations

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Without question, Fortnite is the top online multiplayer game in the world these days, but has generated its fair share of controversy over the years too. Such was the case last year when video game company Epic launched the game’s sixth season. A few observers were quick to notice that one of the game’s player avatars had a suspicious “emote” animation… That is, the character’s breasts would “jiggle” during the emote animation, something which some viewers found embarrassing, meaning Epic was quick to address the issue.

After all, younger players make up a high percentage of Fornite’s massive audience, and having a sexist, sexualized animation in the game probably wasn’t a good business idea for the US company. And Fortnite is not the first game which has been singled out for portraying female characters in a sexualized way – others like Street Fighter also got the stick for this – but hopefully Epic’s multiplayer sensation will continue to keep players happy nonetheless.

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