‘Fortnite’ company facing lawsuit, parents claim game is too addictive

‘Fortnite’ company facing lawsuit, parents claim game is too addictive


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  1. I'm a parent and this is BS. I see many families allowing there kids access to the internet all day long, without restrictions; as young as the 4th grade or younger. If you're son/daughter isn't being productive take away the root cause; the console, smart phone, tablet, internet. Yes! they will throw tantrums, Yes! they will get angry, Yes! they will make it difficult for you, Yes! they will cry. That should have been handled early on as children. I hear this all to often and it's a mistake; I want my child to have everything I didn't have, and you get just that or people giving there kids everything because they are trying to compensate for the time they are not spending with them. Instead of giving them everything you didn't have; here is a much better way. Teach them everything you wished you were taught growing up, ahead of time. Teach them self control, discipline, and the value of earning things, and the effects that over doing something to the extent of extremes; eating, sleeping, working, playing games, internet, will always have consequences. Moderation helps keep things in balance, and knowing where to go above and beyond is the key to success in all areas of life. I just don't like one sided blaming in these situations, parents have a responsibility as well.

  2. When are you Socialist Snowflakes going to take responsibility for your actions. It’s called your to stupid to parent. If you file this kind of lawsuit then your kids should be taken by Child Services because obviously you can’t raise them.

  3. There's nothing else for them to play. Your entertainment industry, and related communities have been destroyed due to laziness, bad psychology, and enemy influence.

  4. I'm a videogame nerd but I don't play games like Fortnite so perhaps I don't know what I'm speaking on. But the addicting Flow State people often complain about in videogames is lauded when someone achieves it in academics or in work, so there is a double standard, where a recreational Flow State is seen as dirty as drug addiction but clean when it applies to a real-world learning, skill, or money-making venture. Don't get me wrong. There are people who do get addicted to videogames just as people with that vulnerability get addicted to anything with those properties. But the addiction where a person cannot pull themselves away isn't about the videogame but an underlying psychological or genetic condition. Someone who plays for one to two hours a day though they only intended to play twenty minutes isn't addicted. They still can pull themselves away after that time though it is seen as socially undesirable by non-gamers to play that long. Who hasn't overeaten on the holidays, overslept on days off, or overindulged a little in a non-health-threatening way? There are some Puritanical ideologues who think anyone who plays a videogame is addicted, anybody who has once looked at porn is addicted, and anyone who has occasionally gone over the serving size is addicted. The addict will keep playing when they want to stop, when their joints ache, will blow off important real life commitments, will forget to eat, and will derive more harm than benefit from the behavior. But to play videogames for two hours a night and sometimes more or sometimes less to improve mood, and on some days not play at all, that isn't addiction: that's living life. In our society television, cinema, and streaming media are indulged in the same way yet nobody seems concerned about that. Really I think only a platform that is toxic like prominent parts of Instagram and some parts of YT promoting people to unrealistically compare themselves to others, driving them to depression and shifting opinions through dishonest and subtle professional advertising and media campaigns made to look like it's by a real person and not a paid marketer, should be looked at with such contempt.

  5. I'm addicted to my computer, my internet, youtube and the news… can I sue? 😀
    I just downloaded my first Epic Game a few days ago, first game since 1997 (since Sega Genisis). I like playing, but not addicted.

  6. This is one of the dumbest lawsuits ever, your fingers are not glued to the controller. I hope the defense for Fortnite has a field day with this.😂

  7. Why cant the parents just be aggressive, unplug the console, and say "No Fortnite for a week", and proceed to do that every month to lower the addiction?

  8. So someone else has to control my children (because I can't as a parent) and I must sue those that provide entertainment that little Jimmy is no good at and isn't getting a trophy. How about disconnecting the internet and cable while shopping for some books and hobbies away from the electronic frontier? Hard? Yes! Doable? Yes! My child will hate me? Probably but that will happen sooner or later so who cares!

  9. I genuinely feel these adults are so uneducated that they genuinely think it's a addiction it's called parenting not the games fault and these reporters have half a brain cell and think hiring a coach will make you good lmao im done with the news i just gained stds from them banging me so hard with idiotic questions and responses

  10. just because the game constantly gets new updates and makes people stipl want to play that doesnt mean it is addictive

  11. Guess playing all videogames are to addicting lol ? Fuckin stupid maybe make it so you have to be 18 to play haha maybe you SHOULDN'T BUY YOUR (((KIDS))) A GAME CONSOLE CUS FIRST IT WAS GTA BEING TO VIOLENT HAHA DONT BUY YOUR KIDS VIDEOGAMES EVER THINK OF THAT GUESS THE PARENTS ARE JUST AS GUILTY LOL GARBAGE DONT SEE HOW THAY THINK THAY CAN SUE MAYBE BE A PARENT AND TELL THEM TO GET OFF THE GAME LOL ITS NOT FORTNITES FALT IM SAYING PARENTS ARE TO BLAME TO.

  12. If you dont want your kid playing videogames witch all of them are saposidly addictive I guess you should try to sue the actual ps4 xbox or what ever thay saposidly play on cus that's what it's being played off of lol dusent make sence your the parent do your job to tell them to get off ?

  13. I am amused by this. Its up the parent to make sure that their child do not play the game. its bad parenting, not the creator of a game that is at fault here. This is so stupid, Fortnite is a boring game that is not addicting at all. I have played games for 20 years and no game have been addicting to play. If you can not put it down, then there is something mentally wrong with you.

  14. Yea I’m constantly doing coke and heroin snorts coke ahhh just fine. Does heroine mom and dad said I can’t play Fortnite anymore but I can do coke and heroine *goes outside and lights a weed filled cigs. Bye crackheads

  15. How do you sue people for frivolous lawsuits? I feel like that could help stop stupid class action lawsuits like this! I'm behind Epic on this!

  16. This is so stupid. Be a better parent and limit how long your kids play. This is going way too far it’s just a video game that was very successful and now everyone is saying it’s “addictive”. And btw good luck on suing FORTNITE

  17. Okay so I used to play Fortnite, and the claim that they used psychology to make the game addictive is laughable considering the fact that the game was failing almost to the point was going under. So I don’t think millions of $ in phycologists were possible.

  18. I blame the parents! If you let your kids play too much then it's your bad, and not the games. Parents MUST take responsibility!

  19. If it keeps the kids out your hair it does the job games are actually good for the brain its the PARENTS job to regulate the time

  20. Wow lol come on if Fortnite is addicting , then that means other games have to be addictive as well, all games will have to be brought into the spotlight

  21. Bruh this is dumb like people need to learn to control their kids I’m a teen and I know when to get off if it gets to addicting and I know when to eat and take a shower and it’s not like cocaine because you still can do things it’s not like a need everyday like if you agree

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  22. You guys have all of this wrong you guys are stupid it’s not addictive its just bad parenting… it’s always the parents that have the responsibility to take watch of the time their kids play.

  23. I have idea if kids are addicted to FN and adults deny that they ain't addicted to Netflix just unplug the wifi and if parents get pissed off just tell them the same thing they said to their children who are addicted to FN and let's all just sit quietly
    Sry for my bad Grammar I had no clue how to explain this in simple words

  24. If parents are so concerned for their child, perhaps use the parental controls? I haven't checked on my ps4 but I'm sure that there has to be parental controls.

  25. Blaming the game for their children's addiction is completely stupid, just like blaming guns for gun violence. Parents are the one should be held responsible for their children's fortnite addiction.

    Anyway I don't play fortnite, 8nstead I play PUBG.

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