Starcraft player stabs girl after he can't get online

   12/10/2009 at 20:02       NewYork       2 COMMENTS.
Source - metro.de
 - MMO, Starcraft, gamedirt
A Swedish teen, aged 18, has allegedly stabbed a 15-year-old girl during a rage, after a faulty internet connection left him unable to play Starcraft online.

On 9th August, the teen became furious when his internet connection ceased to work and left him unable to play Starcraft online. In his frustrated rage, he stormed out onto the street with a kitchen knife and attacked a girl who was walking by. The girl's multiple stab injuries were non-fatal.

The angry teen has been sentenced to psychiatric care. As the teenager's psychiatric state was not sound at the time, the attack has been classed as attempted manslaughter, as the teen had no intention of murdering the girl when he had left his house.

Check out this article for more cases of online games causing real life violence. Just make sure there's no sharp objects lying around when you visit your MMO-playing friends, okay? We care about your health.
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NewYork - on 13/10/2009 at 01:15 wrote:
 
Yeah! Slap his ass!


Wait, what?
 

peej - on 13/10/2009 at 09:45 wrote:
 
Jaysus, the kid was, what, 8 when the game came out? Talk about catching up a bit late in the day...
 


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