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The Future Is Here: Avatar Kills Another Avatar, Faces Real Law

Oct 24 2008 - 2:00pm

And this is when a videogame obsession becomes a problem: A woman in Japan, who was a fan of the virtual reality game Maple Story, was angry that her virtual husband in the game virtually divorced her, so she killed him [1]. Virtually.

While she's obviously not being charged with murder, she is in hot water for illegally accessing his computer to kill her victim's character, which could be a penalty of five years in prison. Proof that breaking up is always hard to do, even if you have never even met the person.

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