That is a waste of so much fucking money.
That’s not even funny. He could potentially make money gaming and his dad just literally crushed his dream.
That’s messed up on so many levels.
The father should have maybe tried banning them for awhile.
He could have sold them.
Instead of doing something traumatic, which could leave his son hating and resenting him, he could have tried a reward system. Get a job and you get X game back. Pay a bill and you get more back, etc.
This father done messed up at parenting. Damn.