Prince Harry thinks Fortnite should be banned

Prince Harry starts bashing on gamers, saying Fortnite 'shouldn't be allowed'

Published Sat, Apr 6 2019 6:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:48 AM CST

In a recent visit to the YMCA in South Ealing, London, earlier this week for an event on mental health issues that young people face in society today, Prince Harry had some fighting words for gamers.

Prince Harry thinks Fortnite should be banned |

Harry had some harsh words for gamers and specifically Fortnite where he said: "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".

He added: "It's like waiting for the damage to be done and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down".

I don't know if it's just me or not, but I find Prince Harry's comments a bit out of place. He grew up in a not-so-standard household being a prince, living with the Queen of England. I mean, come on. He wouldn't have gotten home from school and been allowed to play a few hours of games each night, or after his chores.

Somehow he thinks he has an idea, like plenty of other influential people (celebrities, politicians, etc) want to come in and blame games for everything. Of course there are some that get addicted to games as they're made to be like that, but there's plenty of worse things to be addicted to.

If there's one piece of advice I've given to friends in similar situations (this story hits very close to home for me) is this advice I've said to concerned parents in my life: wouldn't you rather your child be in your home, in your walls, safe at night playing some video games rather than walking the street?

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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