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    People that take gaming abit too far..

    Just readed this in a swedish newspaper, translated to english ofc.

    A South Korean couple whose three-month-old daughter died of malnutrition while they were raising a virtual child in an online game pleaded guilty to negligent homicide on Friday.
    Kim Jae-beom, 40, and his common-law wife, Kim Yun-jeong, 25, will be sentenced on April 16.
    Prosecutors are seeking a five-year sentence for the couple, whose defense included a statement alleging gaming addiction.
    The pair is expecting a second child in August. Their first daughter’s name, Kim Sa-rang, means ”love” in Korean. She died in September of malnutrition while they were engaged in overnight sessions at a PC Bang, or a 24-hour Internet cafe. The couple would allegedly put her to bed and leave for 10-hour gaming sessions.
    They were playing Prius Online, a 3-D fantasy game in which players raise an online girl who gains magic powers as she is nurtured and grows older

    Apparently the man will be put in prison for 2 years while his wife will be free because she's awaiting a second child..

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    Re: People that take gaming abit too far..

    I heard about this

    Yea that just a little messed up.
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    Re: People that take gaming abit too far..

    Curses. Yet another argument for non-gamers who like to generalize...
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    Re: People that take gaming abit too far..

    Quote Originally Posted by Pheonixis
    Curses. Yet another argument for non-gamers who like to generalize...
    Agreed. I hate those bad stereotypes that put ALL gamers in a bad light. Most of us would never go so far as to FORGET TO EAT, or FORGET TO FEED OUR CHILDREN, among other things. The extremely few who do however make headlines for the news.

    But that's what our skillful media is here for, they have to put a bad light on everyone or they won't have a interesting story. They would never talk to the real stereotypes who just plays the game for a few hours after work for fun, that just isn't good news.

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    Re: People that take gaming abit too far..

    Yeah that's pretty sad. Although an addiction is an addiction. People get addicted to eating, cutting and even exercise.

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