Posted by Chuck Corbin on Jan 2, 2013

Father In China Wants Son To Stop Playing Games, Hires In-Game Assassins

When I was a young lad I played my fair share of video games, much to my parents chagrin. Sure, I’d eventually get around to doing my homework, but I’d be lying if I said I always did the best job on those assignments whenever I had a particularly good game waiting for me on my computer. Apparently this man in China has had the same problem with his son and has decided to fix it himself.

Video game addiction is something that many people seem to have an issue dealing with these days, and from all accounts it sounds like Mr. Feng’s son, Xiao Feng, is such an addict. At 23 years old he’s had terrible grades in school and can’t land a job, all because he’s spent every waking moment playing games, an MMO in particular. So instead of stripping him of his computer and internet, Mr. Feng hired hitmen in the game that his son played and had them kill his son’s character every chance they could get.

Did it work? Well, the results seemed mixed. Determined not to let his father get the best of him, Xiao told his father that “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.” Whether or not it worked, his father did say that he was relieved to hear his son’s response, though it’s unknown if his son has found a job yet. Only time will tell if it really worked.


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