“Fallout 4” may be considered as one of the top-selling and most popular titles of 2015. However, its popularity may have been too much for one fan, a man who claims that he lost his job and his wife for being addicted to Bethesda’s game. The 28-year-old game addict from Krasnoyarsk, Russia is now trying to sue the “Fallout 4” developer Bethesda and hoping to win 500,000 roubles (approx. AU $ 9,800).

The man downloaded the game to his computer after seeing an advert. According to the man, this was the beginning of his problems. He planned to play the game for just a few hours but now claims to have become an addict. A report published by RT suggests that he was fired from work after being absent for a long time. His addiction kept him away from his friends and his wife, which resulted in his wife leaving him. The man also suffered health issues due to lack of sleep and food.

“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,” man said in a statement, RT published.

The case looks strange but this man is not the only one who gave up his normal habits after the release of “Fallout 4.” It was also reported that many people are taking sick leaves from work. Forbes reported that even Pornhub had a 10 percent drop in traffic on the day “Fallout 4” was released in November this year.

However grave the man’s current dilemma and planned lawsuit is, the case is not valid. The game developer is not responsible on how players choose to play their games. It looks impossible that the man will get the money that he wants to claim he is owed.

There have been many similar cases around the world but the case against a particular game developer, NCSOFT, is notable because the court ordered the developer to pay the plaintiff’s legal fees which he had accumulated over the six months after filing the lawsuit against the developer for the “Lineage II” video game.

Fallout 4 - Launch Trailer (Credit: YouTube/Bethesda Softworks)

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