Face it, if you’re a reader of NerdBastards then the odds are that you play video games, lots of video games, but have you ever started playing a new game, decided to skip work and stop talking to your wife and friends for THREE WEEKS? Well a Siberian man is alleging just that. After seeing an advertisement and purchasing Bethesda‘s Fallout 4, he binge played so much in that three weeks that his boss fired him, his wife left him, and his health went into the toilet. Now he wants Bethesda to pick up the bill of his destroyed life.
The 28 year old is suing for 500,000 rubles, that’s $7,000 in US dollars because he didn’t know the game would be so addictive and for the emotional distress the game has caused him. In a statement to the court he said:
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.
This is new territory for the Russian courts, with the law firm representing the man saying:
(They want to) see how far we can go regarding this case.
This type of case isn’t anything new though, there has been several cases in the US other countries. What do you think of these types of cases? Does he even have a case?