The Effects Of Fortnite Addiction: Comparing The Game To Drugs
There may be today's projects considered as the game of the year, however, these titles have failed to achieve so much audience compared to the success of Epic Games, Fortnite. And that same, has made many of the parents of minors think that the youngest are getting addicted to the video game. Thus, in Canada a new demand against Epic Games has been approved, which has been prepared collectively by parents. It is mentioned that the Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, Sylvain Fussier, authorized this 2019 lawsuit that puts the Battle Royale video game as an addictive product, to the point of comparing it with drugs. The plaintiffs say that this experience caused collateral damage to their children, such as psychological, financial, physical and even personal damages with the people around them.
It has even been mentioned that a user spent more than 7,000 hours in less than two years, because he has come to play so much that he slept until 3 am followed. The lawyers mention a report by Anita Ghadia-Smith, a psychotherapist specialized in addictions, who directly made the comparison with drugs. This is what he says:
Part of the addictive component implies a continuous release of dopamine. Every time someone receives a notification on their phone or attends their electronic game, another dopamine release occurs, which increases very addictive behaviors and natural petrochemicals produced by our own biochemistry. It is similar to cocaine addiction, or the addiction of a player to a slot machine. Parents have requested compensation for all the money that their children have spent in the game, and Epic Games has 30 days to appeal to the judge's accusation. Otherwise, the situation must be taken to a face-to-face court of Canada. Via: CTV News Editor notes: Parents always look for ways to blame the games, when children should really put the children.
Surely demand will not proceed at all.