Man hires virtual hitmen to stop son playing games online
So the saying goes, there's more than one way to skin a cat, and when it came to getting his son to stop playing video games, this Chinese father really embraced that idea. Usually when you're parents want you to stop playing video games and go outside, they just say it and sometimes quite literally pull the plug. 'Mr. Feng' however, chose a different tactic to get his 23 year old son off his ass and out into the world. He hired other gamers to go online and keep killing his son. Paging Dr. Freud.
BBC and Kotaku reported on the story of the father-son squabble, which is probably not the best way to deal with a conflict. The son reportedly had been playing games heavily since high school, and was refusing to get a job on the grounds of 'wanting to find the right one'. So then his father found players online and began paying them to kill his character repeatedly so he'd lose interest. Sound one Dad. Still anything is better than going to one of those internet addiction camps.
Story by David O'Shaughnessy | 12:00 | Tuesday 8th January 2013 | WTF