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The Avatar ate my baby

Makes the idea of having an online Avatar a little bit scarier:


ninemsn.com – A Korean couple let their baby starve to death while they were busy raising a virtual child online, police said. The couple, from Suwon in South Korea, would leave their three-month-old daughter home alone in their apartment while they spent up to 12 hours a day playing a Second-Life style3D fantasy game called Prius Online, The Sun newspaper reports. Police said the couple had become totally immersed in the online game and neglected their real lives, giving their daughter just a bottle of milk per day. Father Kim Yoo-chul, 41, and 25-year-old mother Choi Mi-sun called paramedics when they arrived home from a stint in a net cafe to find their daughter dead In September last year. “She appears to have starved to death because she was not fed for such a long period of time,” a spokesman for Korea’s national crime laboratory said after an autopsy was carried out.

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  1. Rob Graham
    March 6, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    That is very grim. Maybe mastering your first life before tackling second life should be required!

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