'Fortnite' and the collapse of parenting

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'Fortnite' and the collapse of parenting

Postby FlyingPenguin » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:53 pm

"There is nothing more irresponsible than a boy on a videogame binge."

There you go, Fox News should know.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/fortnit ... -parenting
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Re: 'Fortnite' and the collapse of parenting

Postby Err » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:23 pm

I don't believe either anecdote mentioned in the story actually happened. I think fox pulled these names from random internet searches. I believe that these things do happen but they've been happening since the beginning of time with [insert fad here]. This is my favorite line of BS:

Does Fortnite take precedence over other activities in your son’s life? Back in ancient times – say, 10 years ago – most boys would rather spend time with their girlfriends than killing imaginary enemies in a video game. Not any more. Adam White, who teaches high school in Nova Scotia, recently told me about a posse of 12th grade girls who complained that they had lost their boyfriends to Fortnite.


You know. . .because girls don't play video games. /s

As an aside, WHO declaring obsessive gaming an issue was a good thing in European countries that provide health care for their citizens. It allows them to allocate funds to help those in need of treatment.

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Re: 'Fortnite' and the collapse of parenting

Postby FlyingPenguin » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:48 pm

Besides we all know these young kids shouldn't be playing games. They should be at the target range honing their skills with a real assault rifle...
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