October 28, 2008

Virtual murder

Murdering your on line husband in a computer game can make you end up in jail.
A 43-year-old Japanese woman whose sudden divorce in a virtual game world made her so angry that she killed her online husband's digital persona has been arrested on suspicion of hacking, police said Thursday.
I had to read the article several times before I realised that the Japanese woman was not married in real life, which makes it even more fascinating. They had only met on line playing Maple Story. And I thought I lived my life behind the computer...

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