Culture Fortnite Gaming Addiction A 9-year-old girl in the United Kingdom was sent to rehab after she became so addicted to Fortnite that she wet herself rather than take bathroom breaks, her parents say. In January, Carol and Richard, who have withheld their last names to protect the identity of their child, bought their daughter an Xbox. Soon after, she downloaded Fortnite, a popular survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, reported Scottishpaper the Daily Record. According to Carol, her daughter was so addicted to the game, she hit Richard in the face when he attempted to confiscate it from her. “We got called in by her head teacher asking if everything was okay. She had fallen asleep twice in lessons and her grades were slipping,” she said. “When we asked our daughter what the problem was, she became unusually argumentative and aggressive, which we just put down to her hormones.” A female gamer uses an XBox One game controller to play “Need for Speed” at the world’s largest computer games fair, Gamescom, in Cologne, Germany, on August 23, 2017. A couple from the U.K. sent their 9-year-old daughter to rehab after she became addicted to “Fortnite.”… Read full this story
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