Sure, playing Rune in two different rooms and killing your spouse is a GREAT way to blow off steam.. and taunting your spouse mercilessly when they fail on the easy level at their favorite game is a perfect CoupleGaming way to get back at them for not taking out the garbage or buying you flowers… BUT.. there is a line. This woman crossed it:
A 43-year-old Japanese piano teacher found herself in jail after viciously murdering her ex-husband…in MapleStory. According to reports, the woman’s virtual, big-headed anime husband suddenly divorced her in mid-May, which lead to her logging on with the 33-year-old man’s username and password and deleting his character. When the man discovered the death of his character, he called the police. The alleged virtual murderer has now been jailed for suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data, which could carry a five-year prison sentence or a fine of up to $5,000.
In completely unrelated news… Ymiris & I have both changed our passwords on our Warhamme Online & WoW accounts. Thanks Kotaku for alerting us of the danger!