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Hawaii man sues; claims video game is too addicting

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii man is suing the maker of an online video game because he says the game is too addicting. Craig Smallwood says he has played Lineage II for about 20,000 hours.

The lawsuit alleges that he is so addicted, he can't do daily activities like get up, get dressed, bathe or communicate with family and friends. Smallwood says the company, NCSOFT of South Korea, did not display proper warning that the game could become addicting.

The NCSOFT website describes the game as "an immersive and dramatic fantasy world known for its unique political and economic systems."

A federal judge is allowing the lawsuit.

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