Millions are playing it, but is Fortnite addiction really a thing? | 7.30

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  • Published on Jul 12, 2018
  • Put a parent, a psychologist and a brain expert in the same room and you'll get three different answers about the latest video game craze.
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Comments • 28 549

  • DAJ GAMING
    DAJ GAMING Day ago

    For all the adults you know you play to much candy crush

  • Dark Ninja
    Dark Ninja Day ago

    Fortnite official DEAD

  • D' James
    D' James Day ago

    you stupid the guy broke his keyboard because it dosent (sorry for the wrong grammar) work

  • Ralph 134
    Ralph 134 2 days ago +1

    It's not fortnite it's the parents who don't know how to parent and let them play 10 hours a day

  • PowerForce HD
    PowerForce HD 2 days ago

    It’s funny how he throws his backpack lol 😂

  • Kim Matheny
    Kim Matheny 2 days ago

    Just take away the wifi

  • Jake Lego Productions

    Lazerbeam when he's 12

  • josh Hill
    josh Hill 3 days ago

    8 kills and got the win weak I get like 18 when I get a win

  • Yael Paredes
    Yael Paredes 3 days ago

    I cant believe how fortnite is growing fast that's impressive i hope pubg is growing fast as well😭

  • a fellow.
    a fellow. 4 days ago

    Maannn, I still play fnaf still than fortnite.

  • 69 your mom's a guy
    69 your mom's a guy 4 days ago

    I got 8 killes 1v1 me kid

  • Christopher Rivers
    Christopher Rivers 4 days ago

    0:30 hackaaah

    Stfu kid.

  • FutureApplePe AwesomeOrange

    Fortnite Is the most popular game in the world


    Minecraft: Hold my Dirt Block

  • lukasofficail889 7
    lukasofficail889 7 5 days ago

    Then be a good parent and just tell him to go do something

  • Sunshine R
    Sunshine R 5 days ago

    Well when you go out to eat no one talks anymore, adults on their phones, kids on their tablets even baby in high chairs have a cell phone game to play. How do parents expect their child to act they learn from their parents

  • Sunshine R
    Sunshine R 5 days ago

    Just unplug it, problem fixed

  • XK Hack
    XK Hack 5 days ago

    Parents are deadass having socail classes about fortnite

  • XK Hack
    XK Hack 5 days ago

    Ok how much did they pay the mom and son.

  • 江ノ島盾子
    江ノ島盾子 6 days ago

    If I was calling the shots behind this cheap cash grab of a game I would have erased it from existence long, long, long ago.

    • Michael Pomales
      Michael Pomales 5 days ago

      江ノ島盾子 yeah, those kids are god awfully annoying, personally I’m just a casual player of the game who really enjoyed it during seasons 3-8 but recently started to lose interest because there have been so few meaningful content updates

    • 江ノ島盾子
      江ノ島盾子 5 days ago

      Michael Pomales Now this is something definitely not written by a screeching 9 year old. Though I have to disagree, at least you’re not cussing at me or shouting, like you’d expect the 9 year olds to do.

    • Michael Pomales
      Michael Pomales 5 days ago

      江ノ島盾子 I would disagree, although I think we call agree that fortnite community isn’t great epic games are great developers who have been caring for and supporting their game for nearly 3 years(excluding the last few months) and despite constant criticism and condemnation by the community do their best to make this genre twisting game the best it can be, and fortnite inherently is an interesting and fun twist on the battle royals genre,



      These 9 year olds though, not the same story

  • Gerardo Vasquez Narcizo

    Hi

  • NSFKylo
    NSFKylo 6 days ago

    Its not the game its poor parenting

  • Punisher
    Punisher 6 days ago

    Where did he get those punisher headsets

  • Ryan Bridges
    Ryan Bridges 6 days ago

    Here's an idea try being a parent and regulate how much your kid plays video games or actually get into what their interests Instead of trying to force them to play flocking football.

  • Luis Padilla
    Luis Padilla 6 days ago

    Thats cool

  • Luis Padilla
    Luis Padilla 6 days ago

    Me to

  • IwxnJones
    IwxnJones 6 days ago

    The kid at 4:06 isn't old enough play the game. 2 words. BAD PARENTING

  • J L
    J L 7 days ago

    People get upset when a person is addicted to working and spends more time at work then with their family so people will get upset for anything. I’m sure this mom has a shopping addiction or coffee addiction and she’s ok with that.

  • ToXxC dead
    ToXxC dead 7 days ago

    *t a k e d e L*

  • Roberto Guadalupe
    Roberto Guadalupe 7 days ago

    Parents are adicttid to facebook

  • Wolf beast
    Wolf beast 7 days ago

    Why u bully me

  • Barragan Boys
    Barragan Boys 8 days ago

    Season 5 fortnite was so addicting oh my god

  • CR1TIC4L
    CR1TIC4L 8 days ago

    Hakkka

  • Jake Repmann
    Jake Repmann 8 days ago

    Rolling Stone

  • PuffyMillie Animations

    I wonder what he did in the black hole event

  • SeverreTango
    SeverreTango 8 days ago

    Aight fort nite needs to go

  • Chxrry_ Bxmb
    Chxrry_ Bxmb 9 days ago

    ABC News really didn't have anything else to post

  • Harman Gill
    Harman Gill 10 days ago

    Switch to Xbox kid kid

  • Torch Plays
    Torch Plays 10 days ago +2

    Their parents are the reason they are addicted my parents who just take my ps4 away if I was addicted tbh

  • Vbred
    Vbred 10 days ago +1

    I’d rather play mario kart than this

  • aznee pf
    aznee pf 10 days ago

    Wait...


    Do i even care?

  • John Dee
    John Dee 10 days ago

    No it’s called digital addiction and news is no exception, like the kid said atleast you can talk to your friends while playing games, not that I support wasting your childhood behind a screen, if there was a drug that made the average person stare at a screen for 4 hours a day the government would take action, the majority of people have a funny way of looking at the world that makes them confuse what’s common with what’s normal.

  • Blue Wolf
    Blue Wolf 11 days ago

    look at hes mama

  • ItsDannyBrah
    ItsDannyBrah 11 days ago +2

    That’s my library in school why are they their

  • LiamPlays123
    LiamPlays123 12 days ago +4

    *ahem* why don’t we focus on the fact that parents are addicted to Facebook and they have bad parenting skills?

    Idk.. just a thought

  • Vicente de Almeida Alves

    I would clap him

  • Jacob Elmes
    Jacob Elmes 12 days ago

    Notice how all of these kids are using the Xbox

    • IwxnJones
      IwxnJones 6 days ago

      That first boi was on ps

  • toad
    toad 13 days ago

    Plot twist: the parents are actually bots trying to get kids to play roblox, in which you can actually learn a profession in.

  • Austin Pullman
    Austin Pullman 13 days ago

    At least he seems nice, unlike this one kid

  • Mario'cu Patates
    Mario'cu Patates 14 days ago +3

    I'm the only one who doesn't play fortnite in my class.

    • Cukt
      Cukt 6 days ago

      Nope

  • mohamed_playzYT
    mohamed_playzYT 14 days ago

    Bruh...
    Parents are addicted to facebook
    I do not even play fortnite for long
    For example: I just play it for 1 hour or 1 hour and a half.
    So don't u just talk about us talk about yourselves too

  • drop_boy91_dj
    drop_boy91_dj 14 days ago

    At least hes learning how to dance

  • drop_boy91_dj
    drop_boy91_dj 14 days ago +3

    How the hell is fortnite violent they dont die they respawning

  • WPGN Gaming-Videos
    WPGN Gaming-Videos 14 days ago +1

    Kids have:
    Parent gives kid time on a game, then complains about him playing the game...

    Also-

    Fancy gaming chairs
    PS4/ps4 controller or Decent PC
    Big monitors

    Parent complains about them playing games.

    Maybe, dont buy them a bunch of shit then?
    Counter argument: Id rather have them playing video games than doing drugs.

  • Drunk swat team man
    Drunk swat team man 15 days ago +1

    He is the reason I don’t play fortnite

  • KTM Callum
    KTM Callum 15 days ago

    When you only have friends online

  • Bonnie The gamer
    Bonnie The gamer 15 days ago

    Uhh there is mortal combat
    Gta v and cod
    And there is a creative mode in fortnite and you can build whatever you want
    How about say something about pubg

  • NGU Falty
    NGU Falty 16 days ago

    Who dances in real life when they win so wired

  • Samaksh Ghai
    Samaksh Ghai 16 days ago +17

    Adults: my kids addicted

    Kids: Ok Boomer

  • FrCloud
    FrCloud 16 days ago +1

    Kid plays this much and still is probably the worst in every lobby he joins🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Tricky
    Tricky 17 days ago

    Fortnite is really addicting I was playing it for year and a half and when I tried to stop playing it it was super hard