Man sues Bethesda over Fallout 4 addiction

23 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Fallout 4’ details: Ideas for a DLC from the Best Mods.

When a video-game player in Russia began playing “Fallout 4,” he stopped eating, sleeping, spending time with his wife, and even going to work. With “Fallout 4” already released, chances are the mods that make the game—and every other game Bethesda ever made—all the more entertaining follows close enough. He has now lost his marriage, job, and health, and he blames the video-game maker Bethesda Softworks. “If I knew that this game could have become so addictive, I would have become a lot more wary of it,” the man wrote in a statement, as reported by RT. “I would not have bought it, or I would have left it until I was on holiday or until the New Year holidays.” His request may sound bizarre – even his lawyers say they plan to “see how far we can go regarding this case” – but it also echoes of a culture growing increasingly fond of warning labels. The game launched to a very receptive audience, and despite complaints about graphics quality and glitches, most people have found the game quite enjoyable.

The lawsuit originates in Russia, but Bethesda Softworks is an American company and the outcome could potentially have some ripple effects in the United States. Starting it off is a mod that brings Doom’s famous “BFG 9000” into the game, which is entirely possible, owing to the fact that Bethesda owns most of iD and having the BFG is not considerably anti-canon.

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 . But some of them can take a lot out of our time, with games like Fallout 4 requiring well more than a day’s worth of combined play to reach 100 percent completion.

Plastic bags are printed with cautionary warnings that they could be dangerous for infants and young children; coffee cups bear caveats that the contents may be hot; many printer toner cartridges bear instructions not to eat the contents. Many seemingly common sense warnings advising consumers not to use products in ways other than those for which they were intended stem from lawsuits, either realized or potential.

Bethesda’s DLCs for “Fallout 4” are still unannounced as of the moment, but the article brings into existence some areas that have potential to be great DLCs. But for some, the pull of Bethesda’s latest adventure has proven to have a disastrous effect, as is the case for a Siberian gamer who is preparing to sue the game developer for failing to warn him about the game’s addictive qualities. Oreos, for example, have been characterized as addictive in some preliminary studies, but they are sold alongside peanuts and cheese crackers in the snack aisle without any nod to their addictive qualities on the packaging. However, while no one else picks them up, it is in the interest of players everywhere that “Fallout 4” developer Bethesda Softworks will continue to honor their tradition of releasing timely games and excellent DLCs.

Smokers and the tobacco industry objected to the addition of labels detailing harmful health effects on packs of cigarettes, but the US surgeon general claims that those labels have saved 8 million lives. One continuing debate concerns trigger warnings, a label in a class syllabus alerting college students that the reading to follow may include references to disturbing events or ideas. The idea is still being debated in media and college circles around the nation, Husna Haq wrote for The Christian Science Monitor: Is it akin to censorship and another example of “political correctness” taken to the extreme, as some have argued?

In the same way that those suffering phobias conquer their fears only through confronting them, those suffering trauma may find healing through the very literature they find disturbing.

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