A thirteen year-old Chinese boy jumped to his death last year from a 24 story building, allegedly after playing too much World of Warcraft. The parents of the boy are now suing game maker Blizzard with the help of lawyer and internet game addiction researcher. The legal team also plans on filing class action suits against the whole game industry on behalf of other parents.
How liable should game developers be for the consumers that use their products? Though unfortunate, this case and the passing blame over a tragic situation seems very similar to the age-old violence and video games debate.