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[USA Today]Epic Games sued for not warning parents 'Fortnite' is allegedly as addictive as cocaine

"Roughly a quarter of a billion mostly obsessed gamers are battling it out in "Fortnite." There’s a darn decent chance kids you know are among them.

A Montreal-based law firm launched a proposed class action in Canada on behalf of two Quebec parents who claim that "Fortnite" publisher Epic Games needs to pay the price for a third-person shooter they allege is as addictive, and potentially harmful, as cocaine.

The firm, Calex Légal, represents plaintiffs who are identified only by their initials, FN and JZ. They are the parents of a 10- and 15-year-old, respectively."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...ne/3900236002/

How much do you think the plaintiffs kids charged on their parents credit cards for microtransactions? XD

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post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-08-2019, 02:00 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by BulletSponge View Post
How much do you think the plaintiffs kids charged on their parents credit cards for microtransactions? XD
Can't say, but I'm sure they're blaming absolutely everyone for whatever happens to their kids before they'll blame their parenting skills.

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The hell...


Can't say, but I'm sure they're blaming absolutely everyone for whatever happens to their kids before they'll blame their parenting skills.
Yep. Protip: mom, dad, cut the cord.

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"as addictive as cocaine" ... I think not. Err but good luck with that.
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Do your job as a parent. What a cheezy lawsuit.

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cheezy as hell, but its not wrong that games trigger the addict part of the brain (dopamine vs. serotonin)

I remember my folks taking my super nintendo away for 6 months because I raged n smashed my controller like a junky when asked to put it down for the evening.

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Hi,
If games are addictive then so is the willingness to emulate the violence in them in real life but wait that's fake news right it's the evil guns fault that papa didn't secure very well

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Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
cheezy as hell, but its not wrong that games trigger the addict part of the brain (dopamine vs. serotonin)

I remember my folks taking my super nintendo away for 6 months because I raged n smashed my controller like a junky when asked to put it down for the evening.
Your parents should have sued nintendo instead

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Your parents should have sued nintendo instead
My parents should have sued Nintendo, and I have 2 kids lol
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