Want to hear something a little wild?
Actress Winona Ryder and alternative group Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore have been subpoenaed in a video gamer’s lawsuit against Activision Blizzard and its World Of Warcraft game, reports CHARTattack.
A gamer from San Francisco is suing the company for $1 million U.S. in damages. He is particularly upset with the World Of Warcraft’s $14.99 U.S. monthly subscription fee.
He claims that the game’s travel and resurrection components end up costing players unnecessary amounts of money. The gamer is also said to have a problem with paying fees for things like changing characters’ names, ethnicities, servers, or factions.
Here’s where it starts to get wild:
The gamer references and EverQuest player’s suicide in 2001 and says it was due to mental health issues and alienation.
The plantiff says he is suffering from similar issues such as panic attacks, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and Crohn’s disease. The suit states that the gamer “doesn’t want to end up like [the EverQuest player] did as he relies on video games heavily for the little ongoing happiness he can achieve in his life, via the gaming medium.”
Now the celebrities come into play. Or, the plantiff wants them to.
The gamer reportedly wants Winona Ryder to take the stand because she enjoys the book The Catcher In The Rye and can demonstrate “how alienation in the book can tie to alienation in real live … video games such as World Of Warcraft.”
The plantiff is also said to want Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore to testify and talk about alienation, since “he himself has known to be sad, lonely, alienated, as can be seen in the songs he writes.”
Well, in the meantime, you can catch the ”alienated” Gore with Depeche Mode here:
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