MMO Player Sues NCsoft … because he couldn’t stop playing

Craig Smallwood, Hawaii resident is suing NCsoft because he was addicted to Lineage II, and over the course of the last 5 years played 20,000 hours of the game (just over 45% of his time according to the cited article here).
Seems silly and pointless and I find it hard to believe that the Judge is willing to take this to trial. He’s cited as ruling, “the court finds that plaintiff has stated a claim for both negligence and gross negligence.” Which again, seems silly.
Part of me wants to go, “Really?! Like, really??” and what the hell, that part wins out. With a collective /sigh and /facepalm with the rest of the MMO players out there, we can take bets on how long before this freeloader trying to make money off of his own shortcomings gets his case thrown out. I’m going to give it to Day 3 of the trial. Just sayin’ …

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