If you’re even remotely into video games, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve spent a large portion of your free time over the past few weeks plowing through the immensity of Fallout 4. Yes, Fallout addiction is an epidemic, but apparently one man from Russia fell further down the post-apocalyptic rabbit hole than most.
The 28-year-old unnamed gamer, who hails from the Siberian town of Krasnoyarsk, picked up the game and ended up glued to his controller for three weeks-straight. The man is claiming his epic binge cost him his job, his wife, and his health.
“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.”
The man is suing Bethesda for 500,000 rubles, which sounds extreme, but only works out to around $7,000 American. That’s actually pretty reasonable for a job, wife, and three weeks of lost time.
Cases of people suing video game companies for selling them an addictive product do pop up from time-to-time with mixed with results. Considering how small this Russian man’s lawsuit is, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bethesda throws him a few bucks to make him go away. Now, the real question – can I sue Bethesda for my character being addicted to Mentats? If so, I need to get down to the courthouse.