Game Addict Swallows Saw Blades to Commit SuicideS

A 23-year-old Beijing game addict was rushed to a hospital after swallowing five pieces of saw blades in an attempt to commit suicide, the Beijing Legal Times reports.

The man "kept talking incoherently about how to win his favorite computer games, even after being sent to a Beijing hospital ICU" on Sunday.

According to the report the man has been addicted to computer games since early in junior high school, but his condition worsened recently.

I wonder if there is something about the culture or politics of China that seems to make people more pre-disposed to game addiction there, or at least makes the results more extreme.

It could be an issue of the media in China writing more about the issue because it's become very high profile recently, but even if that were the case, I still think it's worse there than in other parts of the world.

Computer Game Addict Swallows Saw Blades [China Daily]