Parents desperate for child dependence have even come to extreme actions. Hundreds of minors have been admitted to specialized rehabilitation clinics.
"This game is like heroin," says Lorrine Marer, a behavioral science specialist who works with many children who are addicted to video games.
Recently, a Fortnite enthusiast in Sydney was indicted after being intimidated by a woman while playing live on Fortnite, informs the BBC.
The 26-year-old man – who plays under the name MrDeadMoth – was arrested after a person saw the film and alerted the police to the accident.
In the video that later became viral on social networks, a screaming woman can hear.
The man was broadcast live on how Fortnite played on the Twitch streaming platform on Sunday evening when other players were witnessing the fight.
In the clip on Twitter, the man yells at a person who can not be seen on the camera: "I said I would be out soon."
Subsequently the man moves away from the room and can hear the voice of a woman shouting "bully" and "hit me in the face".
The Australian media identified the 21-year-old woman who was filmed as the wife or partner of the assailant.
It also addresses those watching the broadcast saying, "Did you hear this, all of you?"
In a second film, you hear a baby cry.
The Australian police in New South Wales said the woman was not seriously injured and also confirmed that two girls, aged between three and twenty months, were at home at the time of aggression, reports Agerpres.