Chinese Father Hires In-Game Assassins To Stop Son's Gaming Addiction

Sick and tired of his adult son's video gaming addiction, a Chinese father has hired in-game "hitmen" to kill his child's avatar repeatedly in an attempt to discourage him from playing.

The 23-year-old son Xiao Feng started playing games in high school, scoring terrible grades and failing to land a job.  Soon after, Mr. Feng decided to hire players in his son's favourite online games to hunt him down, being sure to choose players of higher skill and level to ensure the most potent form of griefing.  The idea being that he would get bored of gaming if killed repeatedly upon every login.

Soon after the griefing begun, Xiao found out and made a passionate defence, 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."

Before you say it, yes: this is rather alike the WoW episode of South Park.

What would you do if your adult son was playing video games all day instead of looking for work? Well, one Chinese father resorted to desperate measures when he reportedly hired in-game hitmen to attack his son whenever he logged on to his favorite game, according to thePeople’s Daily.

Source: 父亲雇"高手"网游中追杀儿子以制止其玩游戏 [Tencent via Sanqing Daily]

Jason England