OK, so a Chinese couple sold their kids just to play games

#1 Edited by jakesmith387 (19 posts) -

This is ridiculous. Disgusting. People just blow my mind.

Who just sells their kids for money to play games?

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#2 Posted by Tokeism (2305 posts) -

People who are mentally ill

#3 Posted by jakesmith387 (19 posts) -

@Tokeism: Agreed. I don't understand what drives these kinds of people. I mean, money obviously, but a person's life isn't worth any amount of dollars to me.

#4 Posted by DuaIFace (495 posts) -

You should watch more H2 channel, Discovery, ect. I see this shit all the time on there. Not so much about video games, but just people being so damned down-trodden, they'll sell their own children for anything. Drugs, money, jewelry, ect. You ain't seen nothing yet.

Or sometimes they won't just sell them---they put them into prostitution. So they can keep doing it.

#5 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (9688 posts) -

You people act as if you wouldn't have done the exact same thing or even worse.

#6 Posted by DuaIFace (495 posts) -

You people act as if you wouldn't have done the exact same thing or even worse.

Speak for yourself. This topic is more serious than that.

#7 Posted by jdc6305 (3787 posts) -

At this point I'd sell my first born for a new metroid game.

#8 Posted by jakesmith387 (19 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu: Why would I sell one of my kids for a video game? I think that a human life is worth more than that.

#9 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (9688 posts) -

@DuaIFace

Oh I'm dead serious. Addiction is a very powerfull force.

@jakesmith387

I think the more important question is why would anyone be addicted to game at all.

#10 Posted by Behardy24 (2616 posts) -

Oh humans...........

#11 Posted by jakesmith387 (19 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu: That's pretty deep, but it doesn't really answer the question. An addiction like video games isn't typically as powerful as drug abuse, unless you were born and bred into the addiction to games. Even still, people have an inherent connection with their family, and use this to conquer their addictions all the time. I think this is just a scumbag parent issue, and it's way too easy for them to give their kids away for money.

#12 Edited by Byshop (11033 posts) -

@jakesmith387 said:

This is ridiculous. Disgusting. People just blow my mind.

Who just sells their kids for money to play games?

Source

Using the forum to advertise your own articles is against forum rules.

Also, I'm reserving judgement until some actual details of this case get reported. This -could- be true but the lack of information makes it smell of bullshit. Just because HuffPost reported it, that doesn't necessarily make it true. They've been duped before by intentional hoaxes, misinterpretations and even satirical websites from other countries.

-Byshop

#13 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (9688 posts) -

@jakesmith387

Believe me, when it comes to the world of MMO's, all they need to do is catch you on "one of those days". Video Game addictions like these are usually symptoms of a much deeper psychological or scociological problem which can be more common than you think.

I'm prone to video game addiction because I have inferiority issues. :( luckily my addiction only spans one genre.... RPGs. :)

#14 Posted by Star0 (443 posts) -

Did they keep the receipt just in case they accidentally play a Ubisoft game? =P

#15 Posted by geniobastardo (1294 posts) -

their children didn't get good grades. That's why!