Man hires virtual assassin to off his son's avatar

News Jan 24, 2013

Strange but true

It seems that the efforts of one Chinese man to curb the amount of time his son spent online went as far as to hire ‘virtual assassins’ to kill off his son’s in-game avatar.

The unemployed chap was apparently spending far too much time playing online games, so his father did the dishonorable thing and, well... ‘offed’ him in the virtual world. The son caught on, asking a gamer why he was always targeting him - but we can only imagine how the conversation between father and son panned out over dinner. Oh to be a fly on the wall, sometimes.

Drastic problems require drastic solutions, and all that, but talking helps, too.