F-18 pilot claims playing Oblivion caused seizures, cost him flying status

Bethesda has been blamed for a lot of things over the years, but this may be a first for the company. The video game publisher is currently being sued by a former U.S. Navy pilot, John McLaughlin, who claims that playing Oblivion: The Elder Scrolls IV lead to the loss of his flight status.

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Emilio_Estevez3026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

There is usually a seizure warning at the beginnings of games. I wonder if he consulted a doctor as directed in the warning. Also, I understand he's upset, but why sue Sony? What a toolbag.

Max Power3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

I agree that he is a toolbag. I like how it states that it exceeds the limit of 3 flashes per second. Now imagine if he was flying an F-18 and something caused flashes exceeding 3 per second, wouldn't he also be at risk of having a seizure?

EDIT: Also, can anyone confirm whether or not Oblivion has the seizure warning in the beginning of them game?

Steven213025d ago

playing oblivion on ps3 gives me migraines but not the 360 version. im not gonna sue anyone about it but there is definitely something going on in that game visually that gives people issues

Emilio_Estevez3025d ago

Well why dont u pop it in the ps3 and see if the warning is there or not for us.

thnx in advance cockman

itsactuallyadam3026d ago

he only has himself to blame.

newhumanbreed3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

I guess playing Oblivion is more intense than flying an F-18.

JsonHenry3025d ago

It is possible this might be true. Maybe he should just be thankful that he learned about this problem while playing a video game and not flying.

ProjectVulcan3025d ago

Yup, better off in oblivion than having a seizure trying to buzz the tower at 400 knots :-)

Be much much worse than just spilling the air traffic controller's coffee then.

DanteKnightsTemplar3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

OMG ! ! ! Videogames get blamed for everything! ! Cant wait to see people sue Sony for being impotent, causing for divorce, not being able to satisfy their spouses 'needs' or for making them bear austistic children. People, for fucks sakes, its getting stupid!

OC_MurphysLaw3025d ago

It's getting stupid? got stupid a long time ago. This kind of crap drives me crazy.

"I have an existing medical condition that makes me prone to seisures but is undiscovered until i played a game game so now I will say thank you suing the game company that probably saved my life because now I wont have a seisure mid flight looking at all the digital / video huds of a modern fighter"

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