Virtual hitmen hired to kill son’s addiction

Chinese MMO news

The father of a game-addicted man hired virtual hitmen to defeat his son online, in order to wean him off the games.

Xiao Feng (23) started playing games from his teen years, which then negatively affected his grades and job opportunities, according to his father.

Frustrated at his son’s rut, the father hired other players to hunt down his son and kill him – in the game of course.

“He will probably lose interest in the game, thus turning their attention to find work,” said Xiao’s father.

Xiao himself was quoted saying: “I can play or I cannot play, it doesn’t bother me. I’m not looking for any job—I want to take some time to find one that suits me.”

Source: Kotaku

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462350241 Dylan Heunis

    The father had to have a big amount of faith to trust that this “assassination” would work. I do not think that it will stop his son’s addiction, because it is easy to just create another character or move on to a different game.

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