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Chinese gamer sentenced to life

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ODS-1, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    This is rediculous!
    A Shanghai online gamer has been given a suspended death sentence for killing a fellow gamer.

    Qui Chengwei stabbed Zhu Caoyuan in the chest when he found out he had sold his virtual sword for 7,200 Yuan (£473).

    The sword, which Mr Qui had lent to Mr Zhu, was won in the popular online game Legend of Mir 3.

    Attempts to take the dispute to the police failed because there is currently no law in China to protect virtual property.

    Appeal plea

    Buying and selling gaming artefacts such as imaginary weapons is a booming business on the web.

    The internet games section of Ebay saw more than $9m (£5m) in trades in 2003.

    While China has no laws to deal with the theft of virtual property, South Korea has a section of its police force that investigates in-game crime.

    Dragon sabre

    According to the Chinese press, more and more gamers are seeking justice through the courts over stolen weapons and credits accumulated in games.

    In this case, Mr Zhu did offer to hand over the cash but Mr Qui lost patience and stabbed him with "great force" according to media reports.

    The suspended sentence given to Qui means he could spend the rest of his life behind bars, although it could be reduced to 15 years for good behaviour.

    The parents of the dead man are planning to appeal against the sentence.

    "My son was only 26 when he died. He was sleeping when Qiu broke into his home. He was barely able to put his pants on before Qiu stabbed him," said his father, Zhu Huimin.

    "We want Qui to die, and immediately," he added.

    The case has led to a debate about where the law stands on virtual property, such as the dragon sabre owned by Qiu.

    Following the case, associate law professor at Beijing's Renmin University of China said that such weapons should be deemed as private property because players "have to spend time and money for them".

    But a lawyer for one Shanghai-based internet game company told a Chinese newspaper that the weapons were in fact just data created by games providers and therefore not the property of gamers.
  2. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
  3. oneeightyone

    oneeightyone Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2003 Messages: 1,289 Likes Received: 0
    ^^^^^^^^^^^ hahahaha.
  4. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35
    FINALLY SOMEOBDY DOES WHAT EVERY BITCH ON THE NET THREATENS. some motherfuckers just need to learn how to shut the fuck up.

    PUMPKIN ESCOBAR Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2004 Messages: 2,443 Likes Received: 34
    Fucking crazy ass nerds.
  6. gutterpunk

    gutterpunk Member

    Joined: Aug 3, 2004 Messages: 387 Likes Received: 0
    "we want him to die immediately"

    hey at least he got to put his pants on before he died.....my choice would have been to run naked and screaming down the street rather than to die with pants on...but hey whatever....
  7. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,164 Likes Received: 37
    thats pretty cool.. the internet is getting so "real" nowadays.
  8. Mr. Chad

    Mr. Chad Member

    Joined: Dec 17, 2004 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    no its not cool the whoel situation is retarted.
  9. theGOON

    theGOON Member

    Joined: Jun 6, 2005 Messages: 502 Likes Received: 3
    i'm inspired to laugh. firstly at nerds. secondly at china. haha.
  10. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2
    i really don't find it that crazy.

    the crazy part is that people actually buy and sell these kinds of things on ebay.

    once you accept that these video game weapons or whatever the fuck actually have real monetary value, all the dude did was kill someone for stealing something from him.

    it's weird, but shit. money is money.

    but now i wonder, was the dude pissed because HE wanted to sell it? or was he pissed because he was amped on slaying crazy dragons with his +9 blade of destruction.
  11. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    i think he was amped about killing, cuz the guy offered to give him the money...
  12. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2
    well than i take it back about saying i don't find the murder that crazy.

    shit is straight looney.
  13. serum

    serum Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 9, 2000 Messages: 4,200 Likes Received: 138
    yo who wants to buy my collection of virtual jungle greens and icy grapes? i accept visa mastercard and paypal.
  14. Yellow Feets

    Yellow Feets Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2004 Messages: 1,958 Likes Received: 0
    Hahaha. Well said. It must have been a really "kickass" looking blade.
  15. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2003 Messages: 3,691 Likes Received: 0
    in the MMORPG "Project Entropia" some dude payed $US26 000 for a virtual island(to auction ) ....but the world virtual economy uses real money so he stands to make a profit