Do you take games as games or personally? I know there are feelings attached but they should’nt go beyond a certain point.The virtual violence of an online video game “Lineage II” turned all too real in Russia when a 22-year-old university student allegedly beat to death his Internet rival.
The suspect charged in the killing is a member of the Coo-Clock Clan, a group of mostly student gamers who were engaged in a fierce Lineage II battle with the Planatanium team.
According to Russia Today, the Planatanium team “killed” a Coo-clock warrior in late December, a score that ratcheted up the gaming rivalry to such an intensity that the online enemies agreed to meet face-to face.
33-year-old Albert used to spend hours in front of his computer. On the web he had his own clan and a dozen of warriors. Just days before the New Year in a virtual battle his clan killed a member of the hostile Coo-clocks.
Days later the enemies agreed to meet literally face to face in the real world.
Their confrontation led to tragedy. Albert was badly beaten and died from his injuries on the way to hospital.
â€œI think they have confused the game and reality. And after we buried him on December 31, they continued to threaten us,â€ Albertâ€™s sister Albina says.
The alleged murderer hasn’t shown regret and hasn’t justified himself. 22-year-old student just calmly explained why he killed his opponent.
Source: Russia Today