Obsidian are finally making another New Vegas style game and, I'm super excited. They also couldn't have picked a better time to announce considering that Fallout name is being dragged through the mud.
Obsidian games don't necessarily have the best track record for sales but, this game has the potential to be massive if they can draw in all the people who just got burned on 76.
What will their "make good" be for the people who paid $200 for a version of the game that didn't come with everything advertised and, caused them to have sensitive personal information leaked to the internet? Because, it is going to have to be substantial if they want to ward off the inevitable lawsuit from this.
I wasn't allowed to have a console as a kid - only a gameboy with a few mario games - but that didn't stop me from using the internet to play tons of video games. It wasn't the worst thing and, I did eventually get consoles when I was a teen.
Your nephew will be fine without games and, will find other stuff to entertain himself with. And who knows, maybe his parents will have a change of heart when he gets older.
@mellotronrules there are no labor laws about what is an acceptable work week, only laws that say over 40 hours per week is overtime, so if someone is willing to work more they will be paid more for that time than someone else who's only willing to put in 40 hours, and salaried workers are often paid more with the expectation that they may have to work some overtime.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 7.1 million unfilled jobs so your point about employer leverage is largely invalid. Those jobs are unfilled because either there are not enough qualified people for the position, or the job doesn't pay enough, with either case forcing employers to pay more - not a great power dynamic for employers.
Employers have huge amounts of power as people don't just get to choose which "7.1 million jobs" they want. There are tons of constraints that prevent people from picking whatever job they please. Many of which have already been mentioned in this thread.
Also, you are making the assumption that people always have the choice to work overtime. This is rarely the case. People are often forced, either explicitly or implicitly, to work overtime and if they are salaried the compensation, if any, is minimal.