Chinese Dad Hires Virtual Hit Men to Repeatedly Kill Son’s Avatar
A post on Kotaku from a couple days ago reports one of the more interesting methods a parent has employed to try and get his kid to quit video games. Apparently “Mr. Feng” was fed up with his 23-year old son “Xiao Feng” playing video games instead of going out and looking for a job, as Xiao had left his job at a software development company after three months. To persuade him to give up the gaming habit, Mr. Feng hired virtual assassins to jump online and kill his son’s avatar, hoping that the frequent in-game deaths would cause him to quit playing in frustration.
But then Xiao figured it out after asking one of the guys who kept killing the hell out of him, and confronted his dad:
“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.”
Yeah! Take that, Dad! Suck it!
Anyone out there have a parent or loved one take extreme measures to get them to stop playing? If it were me, the online hit men would’ve been enough. I remember playing Mega Man 8 on the PlayStation while I was in high school and just dying over and over in a boss fight. I got so mad, I just screamed at the TV at the top of my lungs, “FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!” Then I turned it off. My mom asked me through the door if everything was okay. Needless to say, that was enough to get me to stop playing for a little while.