More sad news involving gamers this week. A young Taiwanese couple were apparently so obsessed with playing online games that they ignored their baby daughter, to the point where the baby girl starved to death.
The child was emaciated, half the size of an average girl her age, and police reported she was “just skin and bone with sunken eyes”. The computer monitor next to her crib was still displaying a gaming website when they arrived.
The cause of the girl’s death is still officially unknown, and prosecutors will look into the case to determine whether her parents are responsible. If convicted, they each face up to two years in prison for manslaughter.
This is the second death in Asia related to online gaming in recent weeks – earlier, a 30-year old Chinese man collapsed after an online gaming binge where he “hardly ate” and did not sleep for three days.