I’m addicted to eating at restaurants that serve food that tastes good. I wonder how much I can sue them for for not warning me that I might like their wares. What are you ‘addicted’ to? You might make a fortune in court.

A federal judge is allowing a negligence lawsuit to proceed against the publisher of the online virtual-world game Lineage II, amid allegations that a Hawaii man became so addicted he is “unable to function independently in usual daily activities such as getting up, getting dressed, bathing or communicating with family and friends.”

Craig Smallwood, the plaintiff, claims NCsoft of South Korea should pay unspecified monetary damages because of the addictive nature of the game. Smallwood claims to have played Lineage II for 20,000 hours between 2004 and 2009. Among other things, he alleges he would not have begun playing if he was aware “that he would become addicted to the game.”

Smallwood, who did not immediately respond for comment, alleged that the company “acted negligently in failing to warn or instruct or adequately warn or instruct plaintiff and other players of Lineage II of its dangerous and defective characteristics, and of the safe and proper method of using the game.”

  1. ECA says:


    then as I would slowly suggest to those that cant read….Go read SLOWLY what I said in the previous 2 posts.

  2. Counterweight says:

    ECA – the previous two posts were by me and Bobbo. Just take your finger off the shift key and you’ll find your posts are much easier to read. Not to comprehend, you understand, but easier to read.

  3. ECA says:

    Nope, cant do it.

  4. ECA says:

    1/2 the persons here dont even read previous posts. At least mine would be a easy way use as a check mark, to know where you left off.
    When there are 100+ posts in an area, it get to be fun discovering where you left off.(gizmodo is worse)
    You can look in Cagematch, and here for the last few years, I have not changed the format of my text, for those that still read them. For those just bitching back and forth to Certain users, it matter Not, who has posted or the format. The Screamer in front is yelling at the monkey in back, logic and others have little recourse. This is also how I speak.
    I will give you something to notice in Speeches given by our leaders.. Short statements, short pause, then Start with a EXPRESSED first word.. its hypnotic. they should be preaching.

  5. bobbo, we are but a stew of chemicals says:

    I find it hard to believe but evidently there are chemicals you can take to stop the addiction of video games:


  6. ECA says:

    Wow, more happy pills..
    They make you NOT give a Spit..about anything..including your Life.

    I will suggest again..
    Where are the parents?
    Where WERE the parents?
    WORKING to make ends meet.

    not teaching/helping the kid. Not out showing him How not to BLOW his hand off with firecrackers.. NOT teaching him to DONT drink mentoes with Soda pop.

    Some please help our society..


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