Man Uses Real Sword to Solve Conflict Over Fake Sword

By Deane Barker on September 19, 2005

China online gamer gets life for cyber-sabre stabbing: I, for one, welcome our newly armed -and-dangerous video gamers. Please do not stab me when I trip over your surge protector and accidentally obliterate your universe.

Qiu Chengwei, 41, stabbed competitor Zhu Caoyuan in the chest after he was told Zhu had sold his “dragon sabre”, used in the popular online game, “Legend of Mir 3”, the China Daily said. […]

Qiu and a friend jointly won their weapon last February, and lent it to Zhu who then sold it for 7,200 yuan (US$870), the newspaper said.

Qui went to the police to report the “theft” but was told the weapon was not real property protected by law.

“Zhu promised to hand over the cash but an angry Qui lost patience and attacked Zhu at his home, stabbing him in the left chest with great force and killing him,” the court was told.

See this post for more on gaming addiction which is somewhat rampant in China, apparently.

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