Gamer hunts down and stabs player who killed his CounterStrike character.


Despite all of this, video games do not cause violence

In a case of life imitating art, a French gamer took the death of his CounterStrike character way too personally. I admit to being a bit surly when something I have built up over time gets destroyed, but never has real-world violence crossed my mind. No so for this real-life loser…

From NY Daily News:

Julien Barreaux reportedly spent six months looking for the person who killed his online character in a virtual knife fight, and eventually found the foe living only a few miles away in Cambrai, a town about 2 hours north of Paris.

The 20-year-old, armed with a real-life kitchen knife, went to the man’s house and brutally stabbed him in the chest. The victim, identified only as Mikhael, survived the assault after the blade missed his heart by less than an inch.

“Barreaux was arrested within the hour and told us he had wanted to see his rival wiped out for killing off his character,” a police officer testified at the trial, the Telegraph reported.

The overzealous video gamer will spend two years behind bars, and receive anger management therapy.

Six months. Wow. That is some hard-core crazy. Let it go dude. It was only a game.


  1. Elcas says:

    But how stupid could he be? He just had to wait for next round to get his revenge

  2. borg says:

    I did not know that attempted murder carried such a light sentence. If this is typical all it does is encourage rampant crime.

  3. borg says:

    Would this guy do the same to a government official such as the president or a member of parliament if said official killed one of his characters 2 years from now?

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