22/12/2015 06:28 GMT | Updated 23/12/2015 09:59 GMT

Man Sues Bethesda After Fallout 4 'Addiction' Cost Him His Wife And Job

Think you play too much video games? Well you might want to reassess that assumption as a man in Siberia has reportedly started legal proceedings against the makers of Fallout 4 after he claimed his 'addiction' led to the loss of his wife and job.


Russia Today reports that a 28-year old man from Siberia is demanding 500,000 roubles (about £4,724.66) after his wife left him and he lost his job because of his addiction to the best-selling video game.

Having seen an advert for Fallout 4 on TV, the man immediately downloaded the game onto his computer. Three weeks of almost solid playing saw him skip work and become a social recluse.

When his addiction started to affect his health his wife left him while continual 'sick days' from work led to the man being fired from his job.

As a result the 28-year old is suing Fallout 4's publisher Bethesda Softworks. In a statement 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 reportedly something of a landmark case in Russia as nothing of this kind has ever been brought forward.