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Fallout 4 ruined my life! claims man suing Bethesda

Fallout 4 addiction

A Russian man is reportedly filing a lawsuit against Bethesda Softworks because Fallout 4 ruined his life. Apparently the game is so addictive he played it for a solid three weeks, resulting in the loss of his job, the decline of his health, the destruction of his friendships, and the collapse of his marriage.

Fallout 4 certainly likes addiction; we got hooked on wasteland drugs and tried to play high with terrible results. 

The unnamed 28-year old from Kransnoyarsk skipped work to play the game, and stopped sleeping and eating just to keep questing for the good of the Commonwealth. He now wishes to sue Bethesda and the localisation company Softklab for failing to warn him that playing Fallout could be so dangerous to his health. "If I knew that this game could have become so addictive, I would have become a lot more wary of it," he said in a statement. "I would not have bought it, or I would have left it until I was on holiday or until the New Year holidays." 

The Fallout-addicted claimant will be represented by the ‘Single Center for Protection’, who aided him in making the initial claim. "Russia does not like the judicial practice of resolving disputes between ordinary consumers and foreign companies for compensation for moral damage," director Konstantin Bobrov told Единый Центр. "However, we do not have to question the legal qualification of our company, and we are ready to see how far we can go in this business."

500,000 roubles are being sought in compensation, which converts to around $7,000. I’m sure the money will be very useful for buying a round of apologetic drinks for the friends he’d not seen in three weeks (a time period known for many social-shattering experiences). 

Thanks RT and PC Gamer.

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Antonius Avatar
2 Years ago

I believe the reaction we're all stepping around is:


Optimaximal Avatar
2 Years ago


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Shriven(9 hours played)
2 Years ago

If he waited a year, I would have been more inclined to believe his story ><

Dean Smith Avatar
2 Years ago

This, surely, can't go anywhere. What an absurd thing to claim.

BJDUK Avatar
2 Years ago

If you marriage can fall apart after three weeks "away", then it was never strong to begin with. As for losing his job, utter rubbish. I've been shit at my job for years and they've kept me on...

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Glen_Runciter(6 days 7 hours played)
2 Years ago

well, he should consider him lucky for not playing an RPG instead, because if a Bethesda game can to this do him, I can't imagine the consequences for playing a real RPG