Other than the Madden NFL series, there’s a good chance that your favorite sports video game is FIFA, which is about as addicting as going out every Friday and Saturday night hunting for hot girls is.
And while you or I can plop our asses down on a couch and play against people from around the world all day long online, there are some gamers who might want to hit the pause button from time to time.
One of those players is a 17-year-old kid from Ontario, who spent $7,625.88 on a bunch of in-game purchases, causing his dad to ban video games from their household and, no doubt, grounding the little bro after receiving the massive bill.
According to Yahoo!, here’s the boy’s father, Lance Perkins’, reaction:
“It floored me. Literally floored me, when I’d seen what I was being charged,” Perkins told CBC News. “He thought it was a one-time fee for the game. He’s just as sick as I am, [because] he never believed he was being charged for every transaction, or every time he went onto the game.”
After seeing how much of a pain in the ass it has been to deal with Microsoft after trying to describe the situation to them and reconcile some of the purchaes, Lance Perkins had this to say, “There will never be another Xbox system — or any gaming system — in my home.”
Looks like the teen’s going to have to get outside and find something else to do now.