Tianjin, China- A thirteen-year-old boy played Warcraft, the incredibly popular online multiplayer fantasy game, for 36 hours and then jumped from a building to his death in order "to join the heroes of the game" as indicated by his suicide note.
The parents, according to reports, are suing the distributor for failing to include U.S. warnings that the game is not suitable for children. (The game is produced by a French-owned company.) The local distributor has not yet seen a court notice.
The boy played the game in a 'game hall' that might have violated Chinese laws which control exposure to games by setting time limits in internet cafes, and a curfew. The parent's lawsuit also demands a label 'playing games excessively harms health.'