A sad reminder tonight that video games don't always end up in good times: a 15 year-old boy from South Korea has murdered his mother then killed himself following "a fight over Internet games".

The boy, from Busan in Korea's south-east, got into an argument on Monday night with his mother when she "scolded" him for playing video games.


As tensions escalated, the boy strangled his mother to death before hanging himself.

The Associated Press story reporting the crime did not specify which game the boy had been playing.

[Associated Press]