A Chinese gamer's net cafe Counter Strike session ended under the surgeon's knife when youths stabbed him in the skull with a 14-cm blade. X-ray of gamer with knife in skull Xiao Wei, 17, of Mishazi, Jilin province, was apparently accused of using a “wallhack”, allowing him to see the opposition through walls. He and chum Huang …
It's only a game - no one died
And our neurosurgeon says...?
Odd that none of the western reports I've read so far have asked a neurosurgeon whether this is remotely plausible....
Guess we never will find out if he was wall hacking will we....
It's a good thing
they don't notice the AimBot hack as well then.
If people will insist on playing a game as lame and cheat filled as CS....
IANANS but it does seem plausible, your frontal cortex isn't essential for living.
Chances are the boy will have an altered personality as well a possibly be blind or something like that.
A guy survived a 2'' bolt through the skull before (while placing explosives in a mine), and he apparently has some scruples removed from his personality in the process.. i dread to think what this guy will turn out be like, he was a cheater to begin with!
Good 'ole Phineas Gage
This guy will probably be fine, except he'll be awful at sports for the rest of his life, then again he was already playing CS so he's probably already awful at sports, no great loss really.
Skulls and Knives? Fairly obvious really...
"Wei was able to walk to the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Jilin University."
I think he glitched..
Or he respawned
As in, hospitals are common locations for births, and, well... you get it....
God mode imho.
Someone has to say it
I need this like I need a hole in the head.
There - I feel better now.
I can't believe nobody went there yet...
Is this the ultimate
Chinese Hack Attack
The mind of Dave
Does he run faster with the knife out?
The only reason he didn't RUN to the surgery was because the knife was in his head not his hand.
..."cause everyone runs faster with a knife"
I bet he wont be playing CS ever-again
wallhack = backstab + headshot
Dont blame the player
Blame the game - this is only possible in fucking counter strike - only 80 dmg for a knife headshot sometimes :/
Just think how far he'd have to have walked to hospital had he not had the wall hack - lucky for him, I say!
well done el reg
for noting the discrepancies in the various other news reports, and china's suspect motives regarding games and the internet possibly being at work.
I know why he isn't dead. He got the kevlar + helmet armour, it helps protect you from headshots.
those guys did a shoddy job if they only hit his mate once, and in the arm at that.
you don't win the round till all the CT's are dead.
bet they are kicking themselves now that their score hasn't gone up....
"Warning: graphic images"
What were you thinking when writing "warning: graphic images"? Are there non-graphic ones? Shouldn't you write this before all non-ASCII illustrations then, at the very very least?
it was never established if he was actually cheating ..
ive been accused loads of times, CS is full of wingy tossers and bad losers.
Just goto another server with proper skill level
If he used a wallhack..
He deserves it.
I would never kill a person...........Unless he PISSED ME OFF!
I always suspected that the players of these games were not the brightest bulb in the box, now I'm convinced. One of the major attributes required to enjoy this pastime is obviously a frontal lobotomy although no brain at all is preferable
Re: Brain dead.
"...not the brightest bulb in the box...."
You mean the sort of person that you can shove a 14" knife right through their head and miss their brain completely?
That explains a lot......
Love it. Also noting the cooked up story angle as opposed to just reporting what was released.
"the surgeon estimated the chances of Wei surviving such an injury were "one in ten thousand""
I love media statistics. Did he mean there is a one in ten thousand chance of stabbing someone in the head and missing all the arteries and motor control areas, or did he mean there is a one in ten thousand chance of surviving once someone's put a knife is in that particular position in your head?
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