Wednesday, March 10, 2010


South Korean police have arrested a couple whose three-month-old baby starved to death while they wasted away hours in an internet cafe playing an online game. Now, before you get up on your high horse about parental responsibility, you should know that they were playing Prius Online. No, not the Toyota MMO where every player's mount accelerates dangerously out of control. This Prius Online is all about nurturing a virtual girl who grows in power and ability as you progress through the game. So, this couple aren't the monsters you might imagine. They successfully cared for at least one entity while their baby was left at home to digest its own insides. I guess what I'm saying is, you can't judge a book by its cover, no matter how grotesquely accurate that cover may be. More details here. And thanks to Doctor Atlantis for the link.

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