In case you missed it, the world ended last Sunday for millions of video gamers, but it started up again Tuesday.

 

 

Gamers obsessed with “Fortnite” anxiously awaited Chapter 2 from the company Epic Games. Fortnite, for anyone unfamiliar, is a mostly online game that is played by millions of people at any given time. Players are dropped into a world where they must survive (and generally kill) other contestants. 

It isn’t unusual for Fortnite gamers to play 3-6 hours each day leading some to wonder if the game itself is addicting. Licensed professional counselor Shervetta Porter has worked with families dealing with kids or even spouses playing the game to the point it affects other people.

“You’re not putting additives in your body but it’s doing something to the brain,” she said. “It’s like any other addiction: the serotonin and dopamine in our brains sends out those rewarding signals in the body that says ‘yes, I’m having a good time’.”

In case you missed it, the world ended last Sunday for millions of video gamers, but it started up again Tuesday.

Gamers obsessed with “Fortnite” anxiously awaited Chapter 2 from the company Epic Games. Fortnite, for anyone unfamiliar, is a mostly online game that is played by millions of people at any given time. Players are dropped into a world where they must survive (and generally kill) other contestants. 

It isn’t unusual for Fortnite gamers to play 3-6 hours each day leading some to wonder if the game itself is addicting. Licensed professional counselor Shervetta Porter has worked with families dealing with kids or even spouses playing the game to the point it affects other people.

“You’re not putting additives in your body but it’s doing something to the brain,” she said. “It’s like any other addiction: the serotonin and dopamine in our brains sends out those rewarding signals in the body that says ‘yes, I’m having a good time’.”