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Internet games lead to murder and suicide in South Korea
A 15 year old boy has killed his mother and committed suicide after a row over online gaming escalated into violence. The unnamed student from Seoul, South Korea had got into a fight with his mother on Monday night after…
Twitter leads to murder?
An argument over Twitter may have lead to murder, the NY Daily News is reporting. New York Police are accusing Jameg Blake, 22, of fatally wounding Kwame Dancy, also 22, on December 1st last year from a shotgun blast to…
Playing Halo is as addictive as heroin or crack cocaine, says judge in Halo killer case
Or rather stopping playing Halo is as hard as giving up heroin or crack cocaine, according to the judge handling the case of Daniel Petric, who said “When you stop [playing the game], your brain won’t stand for it, just as it wouldn’t stand for it when you quit using heroin or crack cocaine” when summing up the case.
The judge ruled that 17-year-old Petric was guilty of killing his mum and attempting to kill his dad, after they tried to stop him playing Halo so much by confiscating the disc. Yes, really…
The dangers of a full-on MMO addiction
Sit down by the fire, grandchildren, and let me explain to you why getting hooked on an MMO isn’t a good idea. Enter Hu Ange, a 22-year-old Chinese gent, who developed a rather nasty addiction to Legend – a browser-based MMO. He’s now on death row, and has just tried to claim ‘insanity’ as an excuse for his crimes.
What were those crimes? Well, it started when his parents gave him 50,000 yuan (£4.8k or so) to support his seafood business in March 07. He spent it ALL on the game, which allows you to buy virtual weapons and equipment with cash. On July 14 2007, he bought 20 packs of Tetramine, a rat poison, which he then used to poison his father…
Internet users still crazy for WWE wrestler Chris Benoit
The good news: WWE wrestler Chris Benoit has made his first appearance in The Lycos 50 chart of popular internet search terms. The bad news: He’s not around to enjoy it, having killed himself after apparently murdering his wife and child. Still, silver linings, eh?