WTF?: Gamer stabs opponent after in-game knife kill in Counter-Strike

A French gamer who I’m guessing may have anger issues spent seven months hunting down a fellow gamer after his rival killed his in-game character in a knife fight.

Julien Barreaux, 20, saw his character killed in a virtual knife scrap last November in the popular online shooter Counter-Strike. Barreaux then spent over half a year hunting down the perpetrator, a gamer named only as Mikhael, so he could stab him for real in revenge. Egads.

When poor, unsuspecting Mikhael answered his door to Barreaux a few weeks ago, he got a knife in the chest for his troubles, just one inch from his heart. Barreaux would later tell police he has “wanted to see his rival wiped out for killing off his character.”

Barreaux was jailed for two years for grievous bodily harm, and ordered to undergo psychiatric tests and anger management therapy.

[Telegraph, via Geekologie]