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By / 01.07.13

Hey, he just wanted to save his poor child from ending up dead in an internet cafe. Okay, maybe not necessarily, but that could have happened eventually.

Age of Wulin

Age of Wulin


According to Kotaku, in the land of China, a father who was sick and tired of his son’s video game addiction decided to take matters into his own hands. It’s worth noting that we’re not talking about some 10-year-old tyke, but some 23-year-old schlep who got crap grades in school, due to all his game playing, and therefore couldn’t land a decent job.

Well, he says that he simply couldn’t find one that he liked. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? See, the Chinese are just like us Americans, in so many ways. Anyhow, because the son was so into online games, MMOs to be exact, the dad decided to hire players to hunt the lazy bum down, and every time he logged in, one of the assassin’s would kill his characters. Brilliant, right?

It’s unknown how the dad was able to find hired guns in the first place, or how the son found out what the deal was, but a confrontation eventually ensued. Which culminated with the son telling the father: “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.”

Then get this: the dad laid off. What a crappy ending to the story, huh? Seems like us in other ways as well; they’ve got parents that are way too soft also.


TAGSassassinationChinaGaminghitmenMMOMMO addictionOnline Gamesvideo game hitmenVideo games
Matt Hawkins
About Matt Hawkins... Matt Hawkins is an NYC based video game journalist, designer, consultant, and cultralist. He's been published in EGM, Kotaku, and MSNBC amongst others. Matt also makes comics and zines, is obsessed with cable access, gets into arguments with homeless people all the time, and once had his nipple bitten off during a one night stand. But that's neither here nor there.

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