Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's only a Game

Woman jailed after 'killing' virtual husband - Yahoo! News: "TOKYO – A 43-year-old player in a virtual game world became so angry about her sudden divorce from her online husband that she logged on with his password and killed his digital persona, police said Thursday.

The woman, who has been jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data, used his ID and password to log onto the popular interactive game 'Maple Story' to carry out the virtual murder in May, a police official in the northern city of Sapporo said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of department policy."

Thanks to Walter Satterthwait for the link.

1 comment:

Librarian D.O.A. said...

Since the characters in Maplestory look like Baby Mr. Potato Heads, both parties have got some real problems getting attached to each other enough to drive them to mashing most foul. I dunno about this one.