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Man crashes car into MapleStory developer's office, said its games 'ruined' his life

The man, surnamed Lee, was visiting the country and used his brother's car to crash into Nexon's offices.


A man on Sunday crashed a car into a South Korean game developer's office, claiming its games "ruined" his life.

The Chinese man, surnamed Lee, was in South Korea visiting when he decided to drive his older brother's car into developer Nexon's offices, reports the Korea Herald.

A PC and mobile game studio, Nexon is known for titles like MapleStory and Atlantica Online. Lee told police he had become addicted to the company's games and impulsively decided to crash the car into the company's office, according to the publication. His blood alcohol level was over the limit when tested by local police.

Video game addiction is a real thing with many publicised cases -- particularly in South Korea. A two-year-old boy died in 2014 after his father left him unattended for several days to play video games. In 2010, a three-month-old child starved to death while her parents played a game, which ironically involved raising a virtual child, at an internet cafe for days.

Nexon has been reached for comment but did not immediately reply.