Remember that parody trailer ? Yeah, well, this is unfortunately very real.

According to a Russian RT report (as cited by Destructoid ), a man is suing Fallout 4 developer Bethesda for "emotional distress."

This is due to his addiction to the acclaimed game, which he claims made him lose his job and wife. He's seeking 500,000 roubles (about $7,000) for his ills. The man said he originally only intended to play for "a couple of evenings" but then he started skipping work to play, which led to the loss of his job. Then, he stopped seeing his friends, his wife disappeared, and his health went into the tank:

"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."

RT says there has never been such a case in Russia and the man's representation says they want to "see how far" they can go with it. Yeah, well, refusing to take responsibility for one's own existence is a worldwide epidemic; why should it only infect Americans?

Related Game(s): Fallout 4

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bigrailer19
bigrailer19
4 years ago

I hate the idea that they want to "see how far" they can go with it. This is where we are at in the world? No accountability!?

FM23
FM23
4 years ago

Exactly. Money is everyone's real arch nemisis. They should make a game where the gang leader is…..wait for it….MONEY!!!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
4 years ago

Money can't be an "arch-nemesis." A complete lack of self-worth and ambition is a human's only arch-enemy.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
4 years ago

I think Ignorance is humanity's arch enemy!

Jawknee
Jawknee
4 years ago

There hasn't been any accountability or self responsibility for a long time.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
4 years ago

That's true. Its getting worse every day and this is a good example of why.


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 12/22/2015 3:12:28 PM

FM23
FM23
4 years ago

So we can all agree we won't be casting Money for the role of arch nemesis lol

Underdog15
Underdog15
4 years ago

Money is just a tool.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
4 years ago

Can you blame him for loving the wasteland more than real life? Heck, he probably drank more vodka in Fallout than in real life. /s

FM23
FM23
4 years ago

Hahaha FO4 alcoholism isn't something to take likely. Piper will dislike that, but Cait will approve!!!
*bye Piper*

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
4 years ago

I had to put Piper at home to take Cait out drinking. I hope Piper doesn't find out if I sleep with the lush. She didn't find out I banged the lounge singer but she doesn't belong to my settlements.

FM23
FM23
4 years ago

I slept with the singer and Piper of course disliked that. Lol I walked out the room with a so in love Piper disappointed with my actions clearly displayed in a brief line on the screen, but not in her actions…video game style lol

FM23
FM23
4 years ago

What a loser. I definitely got sucked into FO4, but still attended to work and my professional progression in real life. I did give up a few workouts and parties, but so. This dude lost it all…specifically his sanity, dignity, and reality!!!

Underdog15
Underdog15
4 years ago

I remember when you logged onto FFXI online it would give you a reminder not to get addicted. lol

Banky A
Banky A
4 years ago

Good guy SE.

Temjin001
Temjin001
4 years ago

I have to admit it does have addictive properties. I felt Ring of Sauron like whispers tempting me to skip work to play more.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
4 years ago

That's how it gets ya man. Start hearing that music at work.

Jawknee
Jawknee
4 years ago

This is how MGS5 has been for me. "Screw it, one more FOB infiltration."

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
4 years ago

Jawknee,
MGSV made me lose sleep………….and it's totally worth it!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
4 years ago

Distress? He loved every minute of it 🙂

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
4 years ago

The guy is stupid!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
4 years ago

He gives new meaning to trying to have his cake & eat it too!

"THE CAKE IS A LIE"!!!!!!!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
4 years ago

Goddammit, you're a result of billion years evolution, start acting like one!

ethird1
ethird1
4 years ago

You can say all you want to …….. Video Game addiction is real. I know.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
4 years ago

of course and it hurt this man, but it's not the games fault.