Posted Mon, Nov 21, 2005 by Boomjack
A day late and a platinum short.
Hot on the hooves of the other sites reporting about the Blizzard
has jumped into the fray.
"In China, the
parents of a 13-year-old Tianjin boy are suing the makers of "World
of Warcraft" because they claim
that the game was responsible for the death of their son!
Seemingly, the boy jumped to his death after re-enacting a scene from
the game, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua. Anti-Internet
addiction advocate Zhang Chunliang is backing the parent’s suit against
Blizzard Entertainment. Chunliang has apparently spoken to 63 parents
whose children have allegedly suffered from online gaming addiction, and has a class-action
suit in the works.