Man sues Bethesda over his ‘Fallout 4′ addiction
Bethesda Sued Over Fallout 4.
After ‘s release in November, things have been relatively quiet around the game and that might be because everyone has become addicted to the game – at least that’s the case for one person.
While it is not exactly Game of the Year due to a myriad of bugs and technical issues, Fallout 4 is undeniably addictive, and it’s so engrossing that someone decided to file a lawsuit against developers Bethesda.We’re all well aware that video games can be an immensely addictive hobby, goading or otherwise beguiling us into sinking as much of our time as we’re able into them The thing is, as something we’re passionate about, a good deal of us are more than willing to do so. According to RT, a 28-year-old man from Krasnoyarsk who downloaded the game with the intention of playing a couple of nights a week, but instead became addicted and played for three straight weeks.
It went on to become one of the best-selling titles from Bethesda Game Studios and recorded a mindboggling 1.2 million copies sold on Steam within the first 24 hours of its release. However according to reports, one man has apparently been so addicted to Fallout 4 that it eventually caused his wife to leave him and cost him his job. So much so that he is apparently suing Bethesda for $7,000 in compensation after he claims a 3-week binge led to his current situation, on the basis that Bethesda should have apparently warned that the game would be this addictive. He even started to suffer health issues from no sleeping or eating. “If I knew that this game could have become so addictive, I would have become a lot more wary of it,” said the man. “I would not have bought it, or I would have left it until I was on holiday or until the New Year holidays.” The unnamed Krasnoyarsk man has revealed that he intends to sue Bethesda and the Russian localization firm for 500,000 roubles ($7,000) for emotional distress. However, in a recent interview, Todd Howard, the director of the game stated that the first DLC for the game won’t make an appearance before the middle of the next year.
Certain free updates will also be rolled out by the developers which would work towards fixing bugs and errors in the game along with adding certain new aspects to it. Back in 2010, a man from Hawaii sued the developers behind Lineage II where the judge ultimately ruled in his favor, seeing NCsoft paying the man his legal fees that he had accumulated over the course of the lawsuit. It was also mentioned by Howard that the company is keeping a close touch with fans through social media and the DLC will be created based on feedbacks from the Fallout 4 community. The result of a win would be a legal precedent, likely culminating in more cases being brought to the courts and, eventually, addiction warning stickers on retailer boxes in Russia.
This would no doubt lead to some dire consequences and as it happened, he was thrown out of his job for skipping it on a regular basis and his wife petitioned for a divorce soon. It sounds crazy, but one could argue that this will eventually be mentioned with drugs, alcohol and gambling as a similarly damaging and dangerous addiction.
You may not recognize the name, but you probably remember his douchey face and that time he jacked up the price of a lifesaving drug to earn a profit. Shkreli, a 32-year-old former hedge fund manager who once called himself “the world’s most eligible bachelor” (DOUCHEBAG!) on Twitter, was arrested Thursday by the FBI on fraud charges. According to prosecutors, between 2009 and 2014, Shkreli lost some of his hedge fund investors’ money through bad trades, then looted Retrophin, a pharmaceutical company where he was CEO, for $11 million to pay back his unhappy clients. In another strange incident involving the game, a man named Ben Rose was hit by a car inside his house while he was playing Fallout 4 on his Xbox One console.
Shkreli’s first brush with fame came in September when after founding the drug company Turing Pharmaceuticals, he spent $55 million for the U.S. rights to sell a medicine called Daraprim and promptly raised the price from $13.50 to $750 a pill. Daraprim is the only approved treatment for toxoplasmosis, a rare parasitic disease that mainly strikes pregnant women, cancer patients and AIDS patients.
He defended the price increase in an interview at the Forbes Healthcare Summit earlier this month saying, “No one wants to say it, no one’s proud of it, but this is a capitalist society, a capitalist system and capitalist rules. This move was seen as a short-term fix as it helped patients, but left insurance companies with the majority of the bill and the potential for driving up future treatments and insurance costs. He certainly basked in all of the attention he was getting for the past few months, but I like to think he’s curled up in the fetal position somewhere praying he doesn’t get sent to prison. An online fundraiser has been created by his friends and readers can contribute to the fundraiser if they wish come to the aid of this unfortunate gamer.
Authorities in Indian River County, Florida, arrested 24-year-old Patrick Rempe after he attempted to break into the county jail by first crashing his car into the entrance of the prison and then the outer fence. Sheriff’s department officials estimate the damages to be at least $5,000 and even if he somehow managed to get over the fence, he would have had another fence to scale followed by a locked door. Rempe now faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, three counts of felony criminal mischief, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage and driving under the influence.
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