More sad news involving gamers this week. A young Taiwanese couple were apparently so obsessed with playing online games that they ignored their baby daughter, to the point where the baby girl starved to death.
It genuinely boggles my mind how people can do things like this. I love gaming as much as the next gamer, heck I can play for hours and hours on end, but I simply can't understand how you'd be so wrapped up in a game to the point where you would let your own child starve. It makes no sense. I mean, I know it's an addiction, but still... Addicted to the point where you let your own child die (or, in some cases, let yourself die) is madness.
Let's not forget that China has a "One Child" policy as well.
the thing is... a person can neglect their baby to death for various reasons. but only when gaming is involved does it get a big headline. a 30 year old man starving himself to death while gaming is just idiotic and maybe he deserves to be dead. i starved myself playing games, but not til death. geez... i want to survive so i can keep playing the newer games that keeps coming out.
Either This has happened before or this story is old
Yeah thats what I was thinking, an almost identical story hit last year didnt it?
there were a south korean couple that were playing at a local pc bang (internet cafe with games) and left the kid to die, suprisingly the game they were playing was pryus online which is about looking after a girl
Surprised they weren't playing World of Warcraft.
people should have to pass a test before they can be eligible to be parents.
Not really, because suddenly peoples freedoms start being at jeopardy. Think about it, one group of humans, for whatever reason feel they have authority over you to tell you if you can have offspring or not? screw that, I think its fair to say most of the Billions of parents in the world are perfectly fit to be raising kids.
You say most of the billions but what about the rest of them ? Some of them havent got 2 brain cells between them, yet they have child after child and reap the benefits that the rest of us have to pay for so they dont have to work a day in their lives. This makes me furious as im paying for other peoples children because they cant be arsed. The system needs fixed.... Rant over
i disagree, maybe not have a test but ppl need to stop teenage pregnancy. when ppl are mature enough to have kids then how they parent them is up to them.
Ummm... you guys may not know or are forgetting that China has a "One Child" policy. So, this may be horrific news to us, but it's REALLY horrific news for the Chinese! Then again, having a boy is a hot commodity in China. Thus, disturbingly, girls get killed or neglected often. Do a Google search about it and you'll not only be dumbfounded, but disgusted.
how would something like that even be practical? some people have a new partner every other night, also, one night stands? a quick fumble etc....what happens then?
It's really just one step away from forced sterilization. Something that comes in with good intentions but is horrifically evil.
According to the article the official cause of death is still unknown.
I would say the "half the weight of a normal child and sunken eyes" speaks for itself though don't you think?
I never went to medical school of course, but I bet there are a dozen other medical explanations for those conditions. My point is that there should not be an article proclaiming a cause of death until the cause of death is official. @Pozzle That is a fair point, and I do not mean to suggest that the parents have no fault, because clearly they do. I just have an issue with the title of the article. It is irresponsible to make an article like that when the cause of death is unknown.
I'm no doctor, but their are MANY possible causes for problem like that the inability to process foods stumoch problems etc. It may be easy to blame th parent and it could be them, but there are other possible causes.
Sure, there are many other things to cause such a condition. But nevertheless, its likely the parents' fault for not doing anything about it. A child doesn't suddenly wake up with sunken eyes and missing half it's weight in a day.
@ Pozzle - exactly right.
And I thought people that urinated in bottles during extended gaming sessions were bad...........
F*** humanity and the world...
What is it with Asians and leaving children to die whilst they play video games. You only ever see stories like this from the East. (I don't mean this in a racist way!)
There was one last year where an American mother allegedly killed her baby because he wouldn't stop crying while she was playing Farmville. You can find patterns in anything if you're looking, but bad parents occur all over the world :(
This surprises me, I admit I've dabbled in Farmville and the game just seems like a 1-2 minute burst every few hours unless your shoveling money into it! Very true regarding bad parents.
An I call myself a gamer but I still have a social life, i go gym 3 days a week an boxing once a week. I work full time. An I have been with my girl for 4 an half years. Why is it so impossible for some people to walk away from the screen they are gaming on? The game isnt going anywhere. I own all consoles an a gaming PC rig. I don't understand this type of addiction.
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