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Russian Man Suing Bethesda For His "Addiction" To Fallout 4

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

Tags: fallout 4, fallout sequel, bethesda

12/22/2015 11:33:19 AM Ben Dutka

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 11:50:59 AM
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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!?

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FM23
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 11:56:35 AM

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

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 12:36:01 PM

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

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 1:19:53 PM

I think Ignorance is humanity's arch enemy!

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Jawknee
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 2:06:44 PM

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

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 3:12:14 PM

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

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FM23
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 5:41:08 PM

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

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Underdog15
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 7:38:50 PM

Money is just a tool.

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MRSUCCESS
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 11:52:40 AM
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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

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FM23
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 12:01:11 PM

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

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 1:21:22 PM

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.

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FM23
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 5:45:24 PM

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

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FM23
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 11:54:42 AM
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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!!!

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Underdog15
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 12:00:31 PM
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I remember when you logged onto FFXI online it would give you a reminder not to get addicted. lol

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Banky A
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 6:13:21 PM

Good guy SE.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 12:02:00 PM
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I have to admit it does have addictive properties. I felt Ring of Sauron like whispers tempting me to skip work to play more.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 1:20:18 PM

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

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Jawknee
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 2:04:46 PM

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

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 @ 6:06:45 AM

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

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 1:19:21 PM
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Distress? He loved every minute of it :)

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 3:11:42 PM
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The guy is stupid!

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 3:30:12 PM
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He gives new meaning to trying to have his cake & eat it too!


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

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 @ 6:06:06 AM
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Goddammit, you're a result of billion years evolution, start acting like one!

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ethird1
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 @ 10:42:06 AM
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You can say all you want to ........ Video Game addiction is real. I know.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 @ 12:59:42 PM

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

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