Quantcast
Chinese couple sell their kids to pay for MMO habit - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Chinese couple sell their kids to pay for MMO habit


11:15 AM on 07.25.2011
Chinese couple sell their kids to pay for MMO habit photo



In a story that has left me with my jaw literally hanging open, two parents have been apprehended by Chinese authorities after it transpired they sold their three children to fund their MMO habit. 

Li Lin and Li Juan sold their baby daughter for roughly $500, their first son for around $4600, and their second son for the same price. Li Lin's mother contacted officials after she had found out what happened, and the couple was taken into custody. 

According to reports, the couple didn't know that selling babies so they could play computer games was illegal. In a country where political prisoners are forced into MMO gold-farming labor, it's hard to distinguish the lines, I guess. 

 "We don’t want to raise them, we just want to sell them for some money," said the couple, when asked if they missed them. To be fair, you can't fault them for their honesty.

Chinese Couple Sells All Three Kids to Play Online Games [ABC]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

MMO

8:00 PM on 07.30.2014
Wander is an MMO free of combat

One of the titles playable at gamescom's Indie MEGABOOTH is Wander, described as "a collaborative, non-combat, non-competitive MMO game focused on narrative, exploration, and joy." It stars you, at least at first, as a tree ...more



6:00 PM on 07.30.2014
Xbox One's adding Neverwinter to its stable of free-to-play games

Xbox One has a handful of free-to-play titles, and all of them were built specifically for the console. That'll change in the first half of 2015 as Neverwinter, a popular PC action MMO role-playing game, hits the Microsoft pl...more



2:30 PM on 07.29.2014
Bungie doesn't think you should be disappointed by the lack of exploration on Earth in Destiny

For fans concerned that the amount of areas available to players in Destiny, Bungie has spoken out in a bid to reassure the masses. And their idea of reassuring those who participated in the Destiny beta is to basically pop o...more



View all MMO






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more