One of the national broadcastor MBC made a false report of game once again after proving side effects of online games with irrational means.
MBC News reported that there was a skirmish in real life due to playing an online game. According to the news, two teenagers met and fought after a quarrel in online game, and it happened because they were unable to separate the real life and the online world.
However, the actual accident wasn’t about the game at all. The fight actually started from an animation forum of a famous online community in Korea. Additionally, the teens engaged in the brawl were funnily nothing to do with the forum at all. So it was totally nothing to do with games.
But MBC underscored the harmful effect of the game and the importance of psychotherapy, citing a criminal psychology professior’s words. No word that tells it is derived from the forum, not from the game, could be found.
I have no idea why MBC keeps dissing online games. I am afraid if elder people who just watch TV and are ignorant of the games get bad stereotpes about the online game with such false news.
By the way, MBC recently dicided to close MBC Games channel as well.