PRINCE HARRY WANTS FORTNITE TO BE BANNED!

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PRINCE HARRY WANTS FORTNITE TO BE BANNED!

The Prince has started a royal battle against the battle royale.

By Lara Jackson | @_larajackson |    5 April 2019
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Prince Harry has condemned Epic Games’ Fortnite saying it has no place in households.

At a recent royal event, Prince Harry lashed out at Fortnite, as well as the dangers of social media, saying: “That game shouldn’t be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household?

“It’s created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible.

“It’s like waiting for the damage to be done and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down.”

He then went on to say social media is “more addictive than alcohol and drugs.”

It’s not the first time the royal has taken on the battle royale. Last year, kids welcomed the Duke and Duchess Meghan Markle to their school by recreating one of the best Fortnite emotes – yes, they flossed for the royal couple.

Harry is said to have talked to a bunch of Year 4 pupils (around age eight) about the Epic Games title, with one youngster saying of the Prince: “He asked how old we are. We said that we were eight and he said, ‘You guys shouldn’t really play Fortnite.’”

Prince Harry then supposedly went on to “encourage them to find other games to play like Minecraft.” [via Hello].

Another child reportedly told the cameras that Harry had asked the kids “What is wrong with parents?” wondering how the eight year olds were permitted to play the age 12+ game.

A Year Four teacher also added: “[Prince Harry] was saying that it’s a concern of his, children playing the game before they are allowed to. We were saying that as a school it’s a concern for us too.”

Unfortunately, the Prince hasn’t yet publicised his stance on new kid on the block, Apex Legends. I’d assume he probably isn’t a fan…

https://www.gamebyte.com/prince-harry-wants-fortnite-to-be-banned/

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Prince Harry Calls for a Ban

Prince Harry Calls for a Ban to Fortnite and Other Addictive Games

CHANDLER WOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 04, 2019

There are certain stories you just don’t think you’ll write while doing video game journalism. One of those is definitely the Duke of Sussex calling out what is arguably the most popular game in the world right now, wanting it and other games like it banned. Prince Harry, a member of the British royal family, wants to ban Fortnite, saying that “it was created to addict” and that it’s “irresponsible” and “shouldn’t be allowed.”

These comments were made during a visit to a YMCA in West London, where he was speaking with mental health experts about the impacts of violent, addictive video games and social media on young people. He also attested that “social media is more addictive than drugs and alcohol.”

Prince Harry questioned parents, asking “What is the benefit of having it in your household?” He’s not happy with how the game is created to be “an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible.” He warned of a “global epidemic around young people’s mental health,” which he alludes addiction to Fortnite, social media, and other addictive internet elements are to be blamed.

The Duke of Sussex didn’t mention the loot box element that’s got most other people talking. It seems like his problem simply stems from the amount of time young people are spending in front of computers and on the internet (which I have to chuckle at as I type this on a computer to post on the internet). “We are in a mind-altering time,” he said.

Most of the industry’s current conversation doesn’t surround general addiction, but the exploitation of addiction through things like loot boxes. Fortnite itself has seen lawsuits concerning the loot boxes in the Save the World side of the game, but most of the addiction that Prince Harry is referring to comes from the extensive time kids spend playing the Battle Royale mode.

General gaming addiction has come up recently as the World Health Organization seeks to add “gaming disorder” to the International Classification of Diseases, which says that gaming addiction is an actual disorder, and not just a symptom of addictive personalities.

What do you think about the Prince Harry Fortnite ban comments? Does he have a point, or is this more rhetoric from people who don’t play and don’t understand video games?

Read more at https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2019/04/04/prince-harry-fortnite-ban-addictive-games/#igFcGzXG1dSsBhoB.99

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Prince Harry says video game Fortnite is ‘irresponsible’ and should be banned.

Prince Harry isn’t a dad yet — he and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child this spring — in but it already sounds like he might put a limit on how much time his future children spend playing video games.

The Duke of Sussex isn’t a fan of the massively popular online game Fortnite, with the British royal going as far as to call for a ban of the game at an event at a West London YMCA on Thursday.

“That game shouldn’t be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household?” Prince Harry told reporters at the event, according to the BBC. Prince Harry added that he thinks Fortnite is too addictive, especially for young players.

“It’s created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible,” the prince said Thursday. “It’s so irresponsible.”

The free-to-play Fortnite, made by video game company Epic Games, is a multi-player, “battle royale” survival game pitting 100 players against each other at a time. The players look for weapons and tools to try and build structures while killing each other in an effort to be the last person standing.

The game launched in 2017 and quickly became one of the world’s most popular video games, with more than 250 million registered players around the world, as of last month. The game has had 10.8 million people playing at any given time, Epic Games said in March. And, while other games (including Electronic Arts’ “Apex Legends”) have recently seen a surge in popularity to challenge Fortnite, the latter is still potentially worth as much as $12 billion as a franchise for Epic Games, according to one estimate.

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But, the massive popularity of Fortnite has also come with concerns that the game is addictive, with such complaints coming from everyone from parents to spouses and employers. Even the World Health Organization weighed in on the issue of addictive video games last summer, with WHO officially recognizing “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition afflicting gamers who can lack control over their playing habits for periods of months at a time.

Prince Harry previously expressed his Fortnite concerns in October, when he reportedly told a group of 8-year-old UK students that they “shouldn’t really play Fortnite,” at their age.

In the past, the Duke of Sussex has talked openly about playing video games, and he even drew some criticism in 2013 for seemingly comparing his role in the military, as co-pilot of an Apache helicopter, to using a video-game controller.

“It’s a joy for me because I’m one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox, so with my thumbs I like to think I’m probably quite useful,” he told The Telegraph about manning a helicopter’s weapons in 2013.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry also has concerns about the addictive potential of social media, which the Duke of Sussex said on Thursday is “more addictive than alcohol and drugs.”

Despite the comment, Prince Harry and Markle recently launched their own official Instagram page for the House of Sussex on Tuesday. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/05/prince-harry-says-video-game-fortnite-should-be-banned.html

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