My 13 year old was upset that we went out for dinner because he was unable to log into Fortnite to watch a Marshmello concert. Pausing for dramatic effect. Re-read that sentence.
He wanted to pick out his favourite outfit and dance moves, and go to a digital concert. Marshmello is a kind of a big deal DJ in the real world, and now he has a concert that crossed over to the digital world.
How was attendance? Glad you asked. 10+ Million People.
No, didn’t stutter or scratch the vinyl on that one. (I know they don’t scratch anymore. DJ’s just press play, right?)
This is probably the future, so get used to it.
Then again, pot calling kettle black as millions of people log in to slay digital dragons, pilot mechanized flight suits, and live out their unrealized sports (and dreams) potential in similar spaces.
I was going to argue that it takes out the point of concerts, the social aspects, but MMOs did that to D&D PnP as well, right? So really, I am just pointing this all out to clarify my hypocrisy or something. I really shouldn’t drink wine with lunch.