Father in China hires hitmen to stop his son's gaming
Here's another story from the People's Republic: Father "Mr. Zeng" was tired of his son's MMO habits. His son, Xiao, started gaming in high school and playing MMOs has become his go-to hobby. According to Mr. Zeng, Xiao, now 23, had awful grades in school because of video games and couldn't keep a job, failing to survive three months in a simple software development job.
The obvious solution was, of course, to hire assassins. In-game assassins, more specifically: Mr. Zeng hired higher-level players to kill his son's character every time he logged on. The idea was that if he gets killed every time he tries to play, he'll get too frustrated or bored to keep playing.
While he was naturally annoyed, Xiao stood up to his father and said,
Unfortunately, the source article is unclear about whether Xiao got a job or quit gaming. My only hope is that he found something less boring than MMOs to occupy himself.
Have any of you g1s ever hired assassins? Let us know in the comments below and/or turn yourself in to your local police station!
» Source: http://kotaku.com/5972406/father-hires-in+game-hitmen-to-deter-son-from-playing
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