Weâ€™ve seen someÂ serious gaming addictions before, yet this one might be the most extreme case weâ€™ve ever heard of. GamesInAsia has translated a report from Games.sina.com.cnÂ that describes how an unmarried couple in China has been accused of selling their children to human traffickers because they were worried that raising their children would donate them less money to spend on in-app purchases in mobile games.
According to GamesInAsiaâ€™s translation, the couple sold their first child to traffickers because they didnâ€™t think they could support it financially. When the second pregnancy occurred, the couple could have conceivably been able to support it yet that would mean that the man in the relationship would have had to cut down on his in-app mobile gaming purchases, which was apparently out of the question.
â€œSo many of their collective resources were going into A Huiâ€™s gaming that the two felt, again, that they wouldnâ€™t be able to support the child,â€ GamesInAsia writes. â€œSo, once again, they sold him to traffickers.â€
p>Thankfully, the couple have been arrested for their alleged misdeeds after the manâ€™s father reported them to police, so it looks like their days of selling children into slavery just so they can afford more unique charms in Candy Crush Saga are over.
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