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Counter-Strike Player Gets Knifed in the Head

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WARNING: Graphic images contained in this article. This is not for the faint of heart!

Gamers online faced with a potential cheater in the midst are an irate bunch. Those who are found of cheating are sometimes banned from the server, but always flamed by others playing the same game. Unfortunately, things took a very nasty turn in a Chinese internet café which resulted in a boy getting a knife stabbed through his skull.

It happened in China’s northern province of Jilin, inside a net café that does not require the regulated identification cards for those to play. In a group playing Counter-Strike over the LAN, one 17-year-old boy was fingered for using a "wall hack" cheat that obviously angered the other players.

A fight broke outside the internet café, where the 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the head with a 30cm blade that made it through the width of the skull.

Astonishingly, the boy remained conscious of what was happening as he was being rushed off to the hospital. After 10 hours of surgery, doctors were able to remove the blade but are still concerned over bacteria and rust particles that may have found their way into the brain.

Doctors say that the 17-year-old boy was lucky that the knife did not damage the intracranial blood vessels, though they are still unsure as what the long-term prognosis is.

Pictures from Kotaku and story from Sohu (translated).

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    greenskye , March 24, 2010 12:04 AM
    btw how good is a warning about graphic imagery that's on the same page as said graphic images that are in full view? Not that I minded, but others might.

    On topic, I don't think I'll be playing games in any internet cafes soon. Not that their are many in the US anyway.
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    rockstone1 , March 24, 2010 12:18 AM
    WARNING: Graphic images contained in this article. This is not for the faint of heart! on the same page?!
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    tamick88 , March 24, 2010 12:48 AM
    New version of punk buster already huh? lol
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    yannifb , March 23, 2010 11:55 PM
    seriously?
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    sandypants , March 23, 2010 11:55 PM
    zomfg
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    greenskye , March 24, 2010 12:04 AM
    btw how good is a warning about graphic imagery that's on the same page as said graphic images that are in full view? Not that I minded, but others might.

    On topic, I don't think I'll be playing games in any internet cafes soon. Not that their are many in the US anyway.
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    rockstone1 , March 24, 2010 12:18 AM
    WARNING: Graphic images contained in this article. This is not for the faint of heart! on the same page?!
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    kalogagatya , March 24, 2010 12:20 AM
    i almost can't believe it, but from what i've seen so far, i have no doubt we humans have the stupidity it takes to do this (only some of us of course, not all is lost!)
    come on stabbing someone in the head for cheating? oh i get it its the ace-in-the-sleeve-bullet-in-the-head thing from the westerns..
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    schmich , March 24, 2010 12:22 AM
    What kind of force is needed to push a knife through the freaking skull :S
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    requiemsallure , March 24, 2010 12:34 AM
    schmichWhat kind of force is needed to push a knife through the freaking skull :S

    30PSI crushes the human skull so a knife tip would be considerably less, in addition to that, the fact he stayed conscious is amazing.
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    Necromentia , March 24, 2010 12:35 AM
    ouch
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    Parsian , March 24, 2010 12:42 AM
    WOW
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    tamick88 , March 24, 2010 12:48 AM
    New version of punk buster already huh? lol
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    tuannguyen , March 24, 2010 12:50 AM
    This thread is now moderated. The guys who's messages I removed, this is someone who was brutally stabbed over something utterly ridiculous. It isn't something to joke about and take lightly. Making disgusting jokes not welcomed in this article. Let's keep it clean, please.

    Thanks / Tuan
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    duk3 , March 24, 2010 12:53 AM
    That looks terrible...
    Some things look so bad they almost look fake.
    But that x-ray looks pretty amazing, considering the guy is still alive.
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    gimmeausername , March 24, 2010 12:53 AM
    ... And China believes that it can protect its citizens by censoring the webs.

    /sigh
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    JOSHSKORN , March 24, 2010 12:57 AM
    WARNING: YOU ARE READING TEXT. Really, seriously. Don't show the image on the same page of the warning, ESPECIALLY if it's viewable without even scrolling the page down.
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    tuannguyen , March 24, 2010 1:03 AM
    Quote:
    Would you prefer 500 "Oh my, that is horrible" replies?


    Do you not get what I said or you really have to ask such a ridiculous question?
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    babybeluga , March 24, 2010 1:17 AM
    tuannguyenThis thread is now moderated. The guys who's messages I removed, this is someone who was brutally stabbed over something utterly ridiculous. It isn't something to joke about and take lightly. Making disgusting jokes not welcomed in this article. Let's keep it clean, please.Thanks / Tuan


    You should moderate all the other comments sections then, too. Random moderating isn't going to help anything. Also, what's the problem with making light of a situation? This is Tom's Hardware, what else can we do except complain about China or Fermi (which seems to be what every other article is about)? We obviously can't get very many good articles to pass the time.
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    randomizer , March 24, 2010 1:23 AM
    Quote:
    You should moderate all the other comments sections then, too.

    They do, but normally not to an extent that it needs making a note. This article attracted the wrong people.
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    El_Capitan , March 24, 2010 1:31 AM
    The kid needed a wall hack in real life, that way he could have seen that knife coming.
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