Fallout 4
The protagonist with his dog Dogmeat in Fallout 4Bethesda

Fallout 4 has been one of the biggest games of the year, one beloved by most of the series' most dedicated fans – who together have spent thousands of hours in the game's post-apocalyptic setting. However, not all thsoe who have played it extensively have been happy about that.

A 28-year-old Serbian man is planning to sue Bethesda, the studio behind Fallout 4, because he did not know the game would "become so addictive". RT reports the man played the game near-solidly for three weeks. He skipped work, and so lost his job, his wife left him and his health deteriorated due to a lack of sleep or food.

"If I knew that this game could have become so addictive, I would have become a lot more wary of it," the unnamed man said in a statement. "I would not have bought it, or I would have left it until I was on holiday or until the new year holidays."

He plans to sue Bethesda and the firm responsible for the game's Russian localisation for 500,000 roubles (£4,720, $7,021). The law firm representing him is supporting the case because they see it as a test case, given there is no current precedent. The firm says it wants to "see how far we can go regarding this case."

Fallout 4 was released in November and has received positive but not unanimously glowing reviews. You can read IBTimes UK's review of the game.

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