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#1 ~Neowin~

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:38

One way to kick the habit

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What do you do if your kids are addicted to video games? Hire a hit man to kill them off - virtually, of course. That's what one father has done in China.
Many parents have struggled with their children's extreme video game addiction, sometimes even resorting to professionals for help. However Mr Feng, a Chinese father, took the task of ridding his son of his gaming addiction into his own hands, and hired online hit men to ruin the son's virtual gaming experience.

Feng's son Xiao Feng, 23, reportedly began playing video games at an obsessive rate in high school, leading to terrible grades and a general unwillingness to find a job. Feng became fed up of his son's laziness and hired the higher-level hit men to assassinate Xiao in-game.

According to gaming site Kotaku.com, Feng's plan was to have Xiao become bored of getting killed all the time - which is definitely a different approach to kicking a gaming habit. He hoped this would lead to Xiao finding a job.

After repeatedly being killed in-game, a still-defiant Xiao told his father: "I can play or I can not play, it doesn't bother me. I'm not looking for any job - I want to take some time to find one that suits me."

Feng was reportedly relieved by his son's response, but there's no word if the addiction has been cured and a job found.
A Yomiuri online report of November 2012 detailed the extent of gaming addiction in China. At one student report centre there were 327 requests for help with game addiction from January to July of 2012. Additionally, the National Web Counselling Association reported having received roughly 150 similar requests in three years.

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#2 linsook

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:54

throw him out on the street. he'll find a job then.


only child...

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:21

I'm like who's the parent? Cut off the game play. Make the child earn time to play.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:27

only child...

Failed at life

#5 linsook

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:28

and?

Has to learn some how.


Hard for us to understand what having a one child policy does to a society. One child who has a mother a father and two sets of grandparents, that is 6 people babying only 1 kid.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:32

only child...

Feng's son Xiao Feng, 23,


23 year old .... C'mon ...

#7 linsook

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:35

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23 year old .... C'mon ...


I agree... was just saying why his ass wasn't getting a beat down.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:44

Ewww... Silkroad..

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:15

"I'm not looking for any job - I want to take some time to find one that suits me"

He says "not looking" then says "to find one"...... odd combo of words...

#10 linsook

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:35

"I'm not looking for any job - I want to take some time to find one that suits me"

He says "not looking" then says "to find one"...... odd combo of words...


Poor translation. I just looked at original article and he says: (paraphrasing) 'not wanting to settle, reluctantly, for any job but, rather to give himself a bit of time to find a job that is right for him.'

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:23

I might hire someone to make my bro quit too he's 30 tho and throws a hissy fit temper tantrum like a 2 year old when he gets his ass whooped on xbox live.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:34

and?

Has to learn some how.


You shouldn't be allowed to breed.

#13 Dinggus

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:46

After repeatedly being killed in-game, a still-defiant Xiao told his father: "I can play or I can not play, it doesn't bother me. I'm not looking for any job - I want to take some time to find one that suits me."


Besides the gaming, this sounds like my wife's sister who is turning 21. She graduated highschool, waited for her boyfriend to graduate a year later. They move in together, realize being an adult is harder than it looks, moves back in with her mom with her boyfriend! She still has yet gone to college like she wanted and stated she wants a job that works 9-5 and has weekends off. So right now she only works 3-4 days a week at a movie theater not doing anything with her life.

Truthfully it sounds a lot like the 90's generation (no offense to those born in the 90's+ that actually are accomplishing something in life).

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 13:31

Cut of his internet access or access to the console/computer, job done. I had 3 paper rounds 6 nights a week, right up till I was 16 just so I could go out and buy CD's or computer games. Nothing wrong with tough love as well, if you don't pull your weight you are out. My house, my rules.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 13:38

LOL i shouldn't be allowed to breed because i think this kid needs tough love so he'll get out and be a functioning member of society?
All his parents are currently doing is enabling him to be a bum.

I'd do a much better job at having and raising children than you, at least my kids wouldn't be a bunch of self victimizing moochers.

There is nothing at all wrong with what i said. A few weeks on his own will snap him out of this, and trust me, he'll be finding a job.


I'm not turning this into a me vs. you thing. Kicking your own child out of home is cruel. I'll choose the option where my kid doesn't resent me for being a complete ******* to him.