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Man to sue Bethesda over Fallout 4 addiction


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If you've played Fallout 4 you'll know how addictive it's free-roaming gameplay can be.

But for some, the pull of Bethesda's latest adventure has proven to have a disastrous effect, as is the case for a Siberian gamer who is preparing to sue the game developer for failing to warn him about the game's addictive qualities.

The 28-year-old claims that he lost his job and his wife as a result of his Fallout 4 addiction, and is suing for 500,000 roubles (£4,700, $7,000), as reported by RT.

The report claims that the man from Karasnoyarsk became so dedicated to completing his adveture in the post-apocalyptic wasteland that he stopped leaving the house, failing to turn up for work or socialise for three weeks.

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He told RT: "If I knew that this game could have become so addictive, I would have become a lot more wary of it. I would not have bought it, or I would have left it until I was on holiday or until the New Year holidays."

Bethesda and the Russian localisation firm will both be targeted by the lawuit, which seeks compensation for 'emotional distress'.

The lawsuit will be the first of its kind in Russia, and is being called a 'test case' by RT.

Such cases aren't entirely without precedent elsewhere. Previously, an American man received compensation from developer NCsoft after becoming addicted to their game Lineage II.

Does our Siberian friend have a case? Let us know what you think in the comments.


December 21, 2015, 6:24 pm

I hope he gets countersued back into the hole he crawled out of, too many people looking for either a quick buck or just wanting to blame everyone else for their problems.

Dead Words

December 21, 2015, 6:25 pm

Absolutely not. In no way does he deserve money for being a lazy idiot.


December 21, 2015, 7:26 pm

This guy annoys me; who do I sue?

Stuart Pullinger

December 21, 2015, 7:35 pm

Hell no. Lack of self control is no one else''s fault. Or is this satire?


December 22, 2015, 8:52 am

no point suing an idiot.


December 22, 2015, 1:38 pm

Even better publicity for Bethesda. Will increase game sales. All good.

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