From Washington D.C. comes word today that the Veterans Affairs has approved the first PTSD claim for trauma experienced while playing Battlefield 3.
Officials with the Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C. released the news that the agency has approved a disability claim, filed by a junior Air Force enlisted personal, for PTSD based on trauma experienced while playing the ultra-realistic Battlefield 3 video game.
According to sources, the service member claimed that during the past year, while at his duty station at Wright-Patterson Airbase, the trauma was a result of several hours a day spent playing Battlefield 3. The trauma was made worse, according to the service member, since, “most of the time spent playing the game was playing in Hardcore mode where I was often abandoned by my team members and left to defend points by myself.”
A spokesperson for the VA told our reporters, “we are seeing more and more of these types of claims and when you take an ultra-realistic game like Battlefield 3 and mix it with the training these men and women receive it is inevitable that PTSD will result – we feel this is a step in the right direction to making sure people receive the care they deserve.”
An anonymous source within the Department of Defense seem to voice some opposition to this ruling when they stated, “you have got to be *expletive* kidding me, what a bunch of *expletive* *expletive* – who is the *expletive* *expletive* that came up with this one?”
Good question sir, good question.
We will keep you up to date with the latest details on this still breaking story.