The rest will follow after this announcement
Studios are willing to do anything to defend the intellectual property of their products. For example, Rockstar filed a lawsuit against the hacker who exposed several GTA 6 game data on the Internet. If big companies no longer hesitate to go to court, the general public will, too. It must be said that video games have always suffered from a bad reputation (whether proven or not) in the eyes of some.
A complaint has been filed against many major studios (Microsoft, Epic Games, Activision Blizzard, EA, and others) due to… “Promoting video game addiction.”
Parents are very angry
On October 30, Casey Dunn and Thomas Dunn filed a formal complaint – on behalf of their son – in the US state of Arkansas. The complaint aims to obtain compensation for injuries and costs resulting from their son’s addiction to video games, but above all to highlight video game addiction.. Several games were cited in the complaint, such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, Fortnite, and Rainbow Six. The 13-year-old son plays on different platforms: his phone, the Nintendo Switch or even the Xbox Series Granted, this seems a bit excessive for a 13 year old.
Still, according to plaintiffs, the studios “Uses patented designs, algorithms and marketing that contain addictive features and technologies” Which leads to addiction.
These video game companies have targeted and exploited children, prioritizing their profits above all else. As a mother, I knew I had to do something to make sure they didn’t ruin our children’s well-being and future.
Therefore, their son’s addiction had a major impact on his life, “Physical pain in hands, elbows and shoulders”Loss of socialization, excess anger, but also a monthly spending of $350 a month on games.
The plaintiffs are therefore seeking financial compensation, but they also want a change in the way games are designed and presented, as well as… “Additional mental health resources for families facing the need for treatment for young children addicted to gaming.”
The first in a long series?
Family attorney Tina Bullock is hoping to make a splash with her lawsuit to bring about change. For her, adding to video games is a serious problem, which should be taken care of better, but above all should be better recognized in today’s society.
Video game addiction is a serious, life-altering disorder that is stealing the lives of children and disrupting families across the country. Parents like me often mistakenly believe it is a failure on their part when their children become addicted, but through this lawsuit we hope to shine a light on the wrongdoing, deception, and manipulation of our children by these companies for their own financial gain.
For her, this complaint is only the beginning of a long battle. “This is the first in a long line of lawsuits that will be filed in the coming weeks.” She announced.
If you’re interested, you can find the entire complaint at this is the address.
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