Other Epic Games sued due to Fortnite being addictive as cocaine

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Oh this is going to be good....

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 game 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.

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.

An Epic spokesperson said the company does not comment on ongoing litigation.

Though "Fortnite" is free to play, kids spend gobs of real money purchasing the in-game currency, V-Bucks, used for dances (which are called “emotes”), skins and custom outfits for their virtual alter-egos.

“The defendants used the same tactics as the creators of slot machines, or variable reward programs, (to ensure) the dependence of its users, (and) the brain being manipulated to always want more,” the suit alleges in a rough translation. “Children are particularly vulnerable to this manipulation since their self-control system in the brain is not developed enough.”

Epic has 30 days to respond to the legal action. The case could take up to a year or so.

Alessandra Esposito Chartrand, an attorney with Calex Légal, told the CBC in Canada that the suit is based on the same legal basis as a Quebec Superior Court ruling in 2015 that determined that tobacco companies didn’t warn the public about the dangers of smoking. Chartrand said it was Epic’s duty to issues similar warnings around the addictive nature of "Fortnite."

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I feel the parents should try to settle this problem out of court with Epiv when the law court should be working on more serious court cases like assault, terrorism, murder, drunk driving, scammers, home robbery, car theft, vandalism, etc where there are crime victms who died or got injured, scammed, and can't recover from injuries,
 

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I wonder if the parents can get arrested for poor parenting if it is proven their kid's are addicted to Fortnite where it is worst than being adficted dangerous and illegal drugs where you can die, get sick/injured, and spend all your money on drugs where you become homeless.
 

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LMAO, people don't know how to parent properly and then blame the developers. Doesn't help that people think they can sue for almost anything nowadays
 

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Maybe Reality Tv shows like Judge Judy or People's Court would be a good option for cases which involve sueing game companies for making addictive games, so real court cases won't waste their time on these cases.
 
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