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A Chinese gamer hasn't left his house in 6 years

by Stephanie Duchenne (Panda McBearface)  Posted Monday, March 11, 2013 2:54:48 PM

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My current emotions feature somewhere on the spectrum between somewhat amused and slightly horrified because I've just read an article about a Chinese gamer who hasn't left his house in 6 years because he's busy being a very srs online gamer. In all honesty, I don't see anything wrong with this, because clearly this guy understands the level of commitment required if you really want to win. JOKES, that's incredibly tactless. The story of 27-year-old Xiao Jiang is actually a sad one.

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Xiao Jiang took this way too seriously.

According to Kotaku.com, Xiao's father Ye Yuming weaves a twisted tale of his son's obsession. He quit his job without warning and bought a computer in 2007. He hasn't done anything substansial aside from game ever since. I know that sounds like an ideal life, but really, it's not. Xiao started sleeping all day and gaming all night. He lived like a vampire, except with less blood-drinking. He started skipping meals and stopped showering for days at a time and if you've ever been to a LAN you know that gamer-stank is not a good thing. His obsession reached a climax as he began to cut off communication with his family.

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When the news broke about Xiao's 6 year stint of hermitising, reporters visited his house in Hangzou. The gamer was clearly very reluctant to communicate with either his father or said journalists and when they attempted to enter his bedroom, he grabbed a knife. Some experts are saying that this level of paranoia is something not normally associated with gaming addiction and thus may be indicative of another psychological condition. Either way, this is a sad story of a troubled young man who I hope manages to find help.


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