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Two young Chinese gamers killed in fight over internet cafe broadband speed

July 24, 2014 | C. Custer | 29 Comments

Has lag in games ever made you angry? It made one Chinese youth so angry that it sparked a fight leading to the deaths of two 16-year-old boys.Read More

Korean father suffocates his crying son, abandons body to play games.

July 2, 2014 | C. Custer | 7 Comments

South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo reports this horrifying story about a terrible, terrible father in South Korea.Read More

Nightmares uncovered after girl dies at Chinese web addiction rehab school

June 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

The death of a girl at a Chinese web addiction rehab center several months ago led to an investigation of related incidents, and the results are deeply disturbing.Read More

Chinese 16-year-old allegedly murders roommate after losing League of Legends match

May 17, 2014 | C. Custer | 61 Comments

Have you ever been so frustrated after losing a match? 16-year-old Liu Kai took that feeling way too far last week when he allegedly murdered his roommate over a game.Read More

Chinese man murders his wife over her gaming habit

April 1, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

Yesterday, a Chinese man in Hunan stabbed his wife in the neck because he thought she was playing games too late into the night. Read More

The Filipino media’s hate for gaming, and why that’s wrong

March 10, 2014 | Xairylle | 66 Comments

How do I begin to tell you how frustrated, sad, and angered I become when I see crime, murder, and violence being attributed to gaming? Read More

Teenager allegedly kills his own grandmother because she interrupted his Dota game

March 10, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 30 Comments

A 17-year-old Filipino beat his own grandmother to death in Quezon City last Friday night, after she interrupted his Dota game and scolded him. Read More

11-year-old killed over Dota, 16-year-old suspect detained

February 28, 2014 | Xairylle | 55 Comments

No matter how angry you are, it’s never right to get violent with other people over a game, let alone take a life. Read More

Chinese gamer murders young woman over $73 to hide his gaming addiction

October 17, 2013 | C. Custer

I’ve often written that gaming addiction is a serious problem in China, and it’s not uncommon to read about murders that seem to have some connection to the perpetrators’ gaming habits. But this summer saw one of the most direct — and most horrifying — gaming-related murders yet Read More

Gaming madness in China: 15-year-old gamer stabs mother to death, keeps playing

September 20, 2013 | C. Custer | 4 Comments

I’ll have to do an abbreviated version of Gaming Madness in China this week, as I’m currently caught up in some real-life gaming madness at the Tokyo Game Show, but this story was to chilling not to pass on.

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Gaming Madness in China: “Games Made Me Do It”

July 24, 2013 | C. Custer

Gaming madness in China is our roundup of the latest crazy (and sometimes horrifying) stories from China’s gaming community. You can read about more gaming madness in China here.

Brutal Hammer Murderer Says Games Made Him Do It

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Taiwanese Gamer Witnesses Murder in Internet Cafe, Keeps Playing Games in Bloodstained Clothes

April 12, 2013 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

I’ve written a lot recently about murders revolving around video games in China (i.e. this, this, this, and this), but the latest gruesome story comes from Taiwan, and it involves gamers being not so much horrifyingly violent as horrifyingly indifferent.

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Addicted Chinese Gamer Dumped, Murders Girlfriend, Steals Her Money to Play More Games

March 28, 2013 | C. Custer | 5 Comments

If you had any doubts about how serious gaming addiction can be — and you shouldn’t, given the number of game-related murders we’ve written about recently — here’s a terrifying story that will set you straight.

24-year-old Guangdong resident Xie … Read More

Chinese teen murders his parents so he can play web games in peace

March 21, 2013 | C. Custer

Li Tao was in middle school when he first got into web games. His parents, poor Henan farmers, worried that he wasn’t spending enough time on his schoolwork…so he poisoned them.Read More

Chinese Gamer Murders Two, Burns Down Cafe When Internet Cuts Out

January 27, 2013 | C. Custer | 5 Comments

This story has been updated: a previous version mistakenly reported that Zhao murdered Ren and his wife in their home. They were actually murdered in the internet cafe itself.

A spotty internet connection can be a real annoyance, but a … Read More