Just as China declares internet addiction a "mental disorder," 22 year-old Hu Ange from Sichuan Province is now trying to claim insanity after being sentenced to death for poisoning his parents and spending their money on online games. Back in March 2007, Hu's parents gave him 50,000 yuan (US$7,353) to support his seafood business — he spent all the money on online game Legend. Flash forward to July 14, 2007 when he purchased 20 packs of tetramine and poisoned his father the following morning. His father was saved thanks to emergency treatment. Days later on July 20, he bought 45 more packs of tetramine and served them with mixed beef on July 24, poisoning both his parents at lunch. Hu did not respond to his dying mother's pleas for help, because he was in his room playing Legend. If poisoning one's parents on multiple occasions wasn't nutty enough, this wacko's gotta drag gaming into it.
Normally I am against linking games to violent murders like this. But, playing online mmorpgs for hours upon hours, can make people lose sense of reality depending on the person. More-so than any other kind of games I think. I am sure the guy was probably nuts to begin with, but it is possible he really did kill them to buy in-game junk . The games goals might have outweighed his parents lives in his twisted mind. Sad stuff.
Internet addicts have the best organs. Their livers are especially plump and juicy.
Pffft. Its not that internet / games addiction is a mental disorder... Its just that 99% of the human population is mentally unstable and plain stupid.
And we will get worse as long the power-mad losers at the top (who are just as unstable) keep driving $#@! into our heads...
Commercialism, religion, crap philosophy, war, etc...
....we are continuously getting screwed every which way.
Hmm.. 1 person out of 6,736,627,838. While I'm sure FOX News would spin those numbers into an epidemic, I'd have to see a few million more people doing the same thing before I'd buy the online-games-made-me-kill-my-parents defense.
Damn, why couldn't he blame WoW? I hate that game with a passion; it has ruined Blizzard.
He Is Legend
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