Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Man Hires Assassins to Kill Son—In Online Game Son Won't Stop Playing

Posted By on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM

This should go without saying, but some online gamers are weird.

According to video gaming blog Kotaku, a Mr. Feng, of China, was concerned with the time his unemployed 23-year-old son was spending playing various online role playing games instead of looking for work—so concerned that he hired players to track down his son's characters in his favorite games, and gank (kill) the hell out of them.

From Kotaku:

Feng's idea was that his son would get bored of playing games if he was killed every time he logged on, and that he would start putting more effort into getting a job.

Despite being sick of getting killed every time, Xiao Feng [Mr. Feng's son] decided to stick up to his father and tell him how he felt. He was quoted as saying, "I can play or I can not 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."

Given this turn of events, Mr. Feng is said to be "relieved," though it's not clear whether or not he's called off the cyber hounds.

Either way, best of luck to Feng, Jr. for his job search, and to Mr. Feng for his potentially lucrative new industry that he's developed.

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