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    Default Video game fanatic hunts down and stabs rival player who killed character

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...er-online.html

    Julien Barreaux, 20, told police he wanted to see his rival player "wiped out" after his character in the game Counter-Strike died in a virtual knife fight.
    A court in Cambrai, northern France, heard how Barreaux plotted revenge for seven months after the online "killing" last November.

    He then located the victim, named only as Mikhael, several miles from his home.
    When the man answered the door, he plunged a kitchen knife into his chest, missing his heart by less than an inch, a police officer told the court.He added: "Barreaux was arrested within the hour and told us he had wanted to see his rival wiped out for killing off his character."

    Barreaux was jailed for two years for causing grievous bodily harm, and ordered to undergo psychiatric tests and anger management therapy. Judge Alexiane Potel told him: "You are a menace to society. I am frankly terrified of the disproportionate reaction you could have if someone looked at you the wrong way in the street."
    ... seven months later

    I got knifed last night in BF:BC2 and I forgot who did it.

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    Wow.

    Respawn in CS takes, what, 4-5 minutes max? And he spent 7 months planning to stab him?

    Damn.

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    Makes you think twice about knifing someone on a game...

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    If this were a case of griefing, I might understand. Had more than my share of genuine griefers I'd like to see physically hurt. But in a shooter? That's just crazy. Sounds like this kid has some undiagnosed mental problems indeed.

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    Kev, a bunch of us should get together and play BC2......I'll knife ya

    Add me in BC2.......I think I'm Skyguy-BHC

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    The trouble I have navigating around in these dam games I feel like stabbing the writers, programmers, retailers, all of them.

    Picked up a new one to try for 20.00 and only got it because they had one of those cheat books so maybe I can finally kill someone instead of just getting frustrated and kicking the dogs. LOL

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    You have to be mentally unbalanced to do something like that.

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    I like his passion and dedication. He just needs to focus it on something other than trying to kill people.

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