So it happened last week: My kid told me I was mean because I wouldn’t let him play Fortnite when all his friends got to play. Of course, his friends’ parents don’t run an online video game blog for a living, so that doesn’t surprise me at all. I bet they have no idea what hellholes these games can be for their precious babies.
But he’s right, I am mean! This is a kid who maxed a Guild Wars 2 character when he was four years old, but man, Fortnite still seems like way too much for the littles. It’s one thing to go around setting plants and robots on fire, but I get squeamish about turning him loose with more realistic weapons and PvP settings. Heck, I don’t even want him to see the chat in something tame like Trove, let alone in Fortnite.
Is there an MMO or other online title you won’t let your kids play? And am I, in fact, the worst?