The British Prince and the Duke of Sussex may not be the biggest fan of video games according to previous statements, but talking about Fortnite today may be his most controversial statement yet around digital entertainment, as he demanded Fortnite ban for its negative side effects on society
Prince Harry gained international fame for his marriage to “Megan Markel ” in a wedding watched by millions around the world, but he may not be eligible to win “father of the year” awards if his new statements are indications of what his kids will have to deal with when it comes to entertainment.
Speaking in YMCA event in London, Prince Harry mentioned Fortnite in particular saying it should not be allowed, as it doesn’t bring any benefits to individuals and is designed to urge “addiction. “What is the benefit in having it in your household ?” The Prince asked about the game practiced by 250 million players around the world. “It’s created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible.”
The British prince feels the same way about social media too, describing them as “more addictive than alcohol and drugs, “citing the danger of their use as well. This sparked negative reactions from angry users who pointed out Harry’s contradict remarks, pointing out his and wife’s use of Instagram.
Although many criticized the prince’s statements, he was not the only one who brought this type of discussions to the spot of light. The World Health Organization (WHO) had talked last year about a new classification of mental illness called “Gaming Disorder” with the same symptoms found among alcoholics and drug addicts.
Despite all of that, we still have not seen any real scientific studies suggest the risk of video games on Individuals health, and no, it does not encourage violence as new research suggests. In fact, all research so far looks positive with reference to the benefits of video games by improving decision-making processes, improving reflexes and enhancing memory. However, spending a lot of time on a daily basis at the expense of other duties in any hobby is undoubtedly harmful, but video games are no different from any other activity in that, such as sports or even watching television.