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


>>WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF ADDICTION, MAKER OF FORTNITE HOLDING LEGAL TROUBLE CLAIMING GAME IS TOO ADDICTIVE. LAUREN: LAWSUIT COMPARES FORTNITE TO COCAINE. I WAS READING IT –>>THAT’S A PRETTY SERIOUS CLAIM AND THEY HAVE A SERIOUS LAWSUIT AGAINST THEM, MAKERS OF FORD NIGHT EPIC GAMES, THEY ARE SAYING THAT EPIC USED PSYCHOLOGISTS TO USE FORTNITE AS ADDICTIVE AS POSSIBLE. WE HAVE HEARD STORIES THROUGH THE WORLD OF VIDEO GAMES FOR OVER A DECADE OF PEOPLE WHO START PLAYING ONLINE FANTASY GAMES AND JUST DIVE IN HEAD FIRST AND DON’T COME OUT, PEOPLE LOSING THEIR JOBS. THE ISSUE HERE, CONCERN HERE, YOUNGER CHILDREN, TEENAGERS THAT BRAINS AREN’T DEVELOPED, YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH, SOME PARENTS ARE STRUGGLING IN THE STORIES, STRUGGLING WITH THAT. SET LIMITATIONS AND THEY ARE SNEAKING AROUND FINDING OUT HOW TO PLAY THE GAMES. IT’S A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE, WE HAVE SEEN IT TIME AND AGAIN, THE CONCERN IS ALWAYS GOING TO FALL ON IS IT THE GAME-MAKER’S FAULT THAT THE GAME IS ADDICTIVE. THEY ARE USING PSYCHOLOGISTS TO MAKE THE GAME MORE ADDICTIVE. I THINK THE LEGAL ARGUMENT –>>DRUG MAKERS ARE NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR OPIOID ADDICTION, FORGET PERSONAL CHOICE TO TAKE THE OPIOIDS IF I’M THE DRUG MAKER, ALCOHOL COMPANIES, CIGARETTE MAKERS, WE’VE HAD CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS AND SOME SETTLE TO GET OUT OF IT.>>WE COULD SEE — THE ARGUING COULD BE MADE BUT IT’S ADDICTIVE. THEY WITHIN THE YOU TO BINGE-WATCH THE SHOWS AND YOU KEEP WATCHING. WHERE DOES PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY COME INTO THIS? WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT KIDS AND TEENAGERS, THAT’S A DIFFERENT STORY, YOUR PARTICIPANTS SHOULD KEEP AN EYE AND SETTING TIME LIMITS. LAUREN: SOME KIDS GET TUTORS SO THEIR KIDS CAN COMPETE.

66 thoughts on “‘Fortnite’ company facing lawsuit, parents claim game is too addictive

  1. Every hit immersive game since the 1980s has been accused of "addiction". Remember Everquest was nicknamed EverCrack?

  2. I'm pretty sure that's not grounds that one can sue for. The judges will laugh this right out of court. Here's an idea! LIMIT THE TIME YOUR CHILD CAN PLAY AND ENFORCE IT! BE A F*CKING PARENT! And if they're sneaking around? Punish them more harshly! Take their computer or console away and lock it up for a week or even a month if it's a repeat offense.

  3. They should face lawsuits for their business practices regarding exclusivity and literally stealing games off other stores, not for being the next thing every toddler plays.

  4. If you can't control what your child is doing at that age then there's a problem with your parenting…not epic lmao looking for easy money

  5. This has been on going for year's, everyone make's choices, again, could these companies make a time limit for children? That might be a solutition!!!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.😂

  12. 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?

  13. 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!

  14. 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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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 ?

  18. 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.

  19. 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

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