I guess having a few crazy video game addicts in your country is better than one with a bunch of meth and crackheads:
Technology brings an ever-more sense of reality to video games. Some people, especially those who are in the young impressionable age group, are addicted to this virtual world where they can get away with murder. In some extreme cases, these addicts act out on their deadly impulses. But still there are few legal measures to keep them at bay.
Experts treat game addiction like alcoholism or drug use, saying that treatment can help addicts clean up their act but they remain prone to relapses.
Last Wednesday, a 22-year-old man was arrested for killing his mother for telling him not to play games.
According to Yangju Police, the suspect by the name of Oh stabbed his mother several times while she was taking a nap.
He was quoted as saying, “I was enraged at her constant nagging.” A police officer said that, after he killed his mother, Oh watched TV in a living room for hours and played an Internet-based game at a game arcade near his home using his mother’s credit card. [Korea Times]