Blizzard Sued for Death of Gamer

“In the latest saga over online gaming addiction in China, the parents of a 13-year-old Tianjin boy are suing the makers of World of Warcraft, blaming the game for the death of their son, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua. The parents filed a suit against Blizzard Entertainment on Wednesday, saying their son jumped to his death while reenacting a scene from the game, the report said. The parents are backed by the anti-Internet addiction advocate Zhang Chunliang. Mr. Chunliang has spoken to 63 parents whose children have allegedly suffered from online gaming addiction and plans to file a class-action suit, according to the report.”

I find it both sad and pathetically amusing that someone can try and blame a video game for their son’s suicide. I’ll say it, and yes, I know it’s not “nice”. If your child is stupid enough to jump out a window because he thinks he is in a video game…well, it’s pretty much survival of the fittest.

Nature is weeding out those who are dumb.

The fact that the child is or isn’t a moron is not really the point of this article. The pathetic and ludicrous attempt by the parents to attempt to blame the video game producer is the real focus of this article. They are trying to say that the video game company is at fault. It’s the fault of the company for producing a game that is apparently addicting. I hope to all God the judge who hears this case laugh’s at this class-action suit. I love the fact that they are “blaming the game for the death of their son” …hmm, most people would blame the child or even more likely, bad parenting. Did you spend enough time with your kid? Did you talk to your kid enough? Why was your kid dumb enough to be reenacting part of a video game in real life? That sounds like your son may have been crying out for attention, but perhaps that is just my interpretation.

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