Video Game Fanatic Hunts Down and Stabs Rival Player

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    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."
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    source: Telegraph
     
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    see! another reason to hate when the last 2 pussy about for an extra minute & a half knife fighting instead of just getting on with the damn game.. :bleh:
     
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    2 years for attempting to kill him? And I thought the UK laws were bad.
     
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    I can understand the frustration/anger from getting killed in a knife fight in a game. But he kept that grudge for over 6 months?? Some people need to learn to let it go - whether in a game or in real life. This kid would be in the same trouble that he's in now with or without playing Counterstrike.
     
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    come to holland.. here he would probably get a pat on the back and be comforted because wearing too small shoes when he was a kid made him this way..
     
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    That happens all the time in Counter-Strike to begin with.

    There sure are some crazy people out there.
     
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    and of course the world will blame the game instead of the person..
     
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    In all fairness, if the game never existed, the crazy person would have died by a bus or something by now.
     
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    Then they would be trying to figure out if the bus driver played video games so they could blame it on................ Oh, nevermind
     

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