Skip to comments.Arrested: Virtual wife who murdered avatar husband
Posted on 10/24/2008 8:46:27 AM PDT by Goonch
For many people, a 'second life' can become just as real as the first one. Take the Japanese woman who killed her virtual husband after he divorced her in a game called Maple Story, and now finds herself under arrest in the real world.
Maple Story is a free to play South Korean MMORPG which has been tailored for an international audience via country or region specific play portals. The 2D side-scrolling game is hugely popular, with some claiming as many as 50 million subscriber accounts around the world.
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Unfortunately, her virtual husband did not remain happy and invoked a virtual divorce without any warning to his virtual bride. You know what they say about a virtual woman spurned? Well this one vented her fury on her ex by logging into his account and deleting his avatar, effectively killing the virtual love-rat.
This tale does not get any weirder than that though, the woman has not been arrested on charges of virtual murder. Instead, the Japanese police have nicked her on suspicion of hacking offences.
If formally charged and convicted she could face a five year stretch inside a very real prison, or a very real fine of USD $5000."
LOL - Nice pic to go with the story.
...what an oddly hypnotic picture.
If convicted she should go to a virtual jail.
What Sinatra movie is that from?
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