Taiwan: 22-year-old burns himself to death after dad tells him to stop playing video games

Taiwan: 22-year-old burns himself to death after dad tells him to stop playing video games

[Ed. – Hard core.  Hard core something, at any rate.]

A video game addict burned himself to death after being ‘tipped over the edge’ when his father told him to stop playing and get more sleep.

Online games fan Hsueh Jun-Chen, 22, had been in his room at his family home in the town of Fenyuan in western Taiwan when father Liu, 48, knocked on his door and told him to go to sleep.

The two then exchanged heated words and the father told his son he was fed up with his gaming and wanted him to stop.

But the next day he realised Hsueh was missing and when he went outside to look for him, he found the boy’s charred remains 300 metres away – with empty bottles of petrol lying nearby. …

A police spokesman said: ‘We are continuing our investigations but it seems that the pressure of his studies and finding a job after graduation may have been a factor and his father telling him to stop playing on the computer may have tipped him over the edge.’

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