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  • Fortnite Sued: As addictive as Cocaine


    Epic Games sued for not warning parents that "Fortnite" is allegedly as addictive as cocaine.




     








     




    Are video games as addictive as drugs? One parental unit in Montreal claims so, and says they have a study to back it up.




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    MONTREAL — A class action lawsuit has been filed by a Canadian law firm for parents who say their two children have an addiction to Fortnite, KRON reports.




    The lawsuit makes the claim that Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, “knowingly put on the market a very, very addictive game which was also geared toward youth.”






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    https://myfox8.com/2019/10/07/addict...nite-creators/


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


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    Written in French, the legal action alleges that when a person is engaged in "Fortnite" for a long period, the player’s brain releases the “pleasure hormone, dopamine” and that "Fortnite" was developed by psychologists, statisticians and others over four years “to develop the most addictive game possible,” all so Epic could reap lucrative profits. 






    I really want to hear from Linus on this one, as a parent figure. If they're claiming it boosts Dopamine levels, wouldn't any type of "Social Media" also fall under this category? (eg; Like/Dislike/Love "Reaction" options)



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