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Counter-Strike Player Gets Knifed in the Head

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).

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • yannifb
    seriously?
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  • sandypants
    zomfg
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  • greenskye
    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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  • Marcus Yam
    greenskyebtw 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.From the front page you can't see the warning. but those who read our RSS or click through to news from our news page (http://www.tomshardware.com/news/) can see the article lead subtitles before the full text.
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  • rockstone1
    WARNING: Graphic images contained in this article. This is not for the faint of heart! on the same page?!
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  • kalogagatya
    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
    What kind of force is needed to push a knife through the freaking skull :S
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  • requiemsallure
    schmichWhat kind of force is needed to push a knife through the freaking skull :S30PSI 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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  • ouch
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  • Parsian
    WOW
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