Around the world there are thousands of addictions that afflict millions of people, from an addiction to the ladies (guilty) to an addiction to twinkies (double guilty). Yet, how is addiction combated overseas where the largest addiction isn’t drugs or b00bage, it’s video games. It may look like torture to us but what these kids in South Korea are going through is meant to curb or even kill their gaming addiction. Where playing hours of Starcraft and collapsing grades are slowly becoming the norm, this may have become the best form of rehab since nicotine patches.
Just what is this torturous child punishment?
Parents of these mouse addicted children are sending their offspring to boot camp, not to stop their playing entirely but to teach them a sense of self-control.They are forced to roll around in snow, learn to ride horses and spend their time pursuing more creative endeavors. Instead of taking away your kids Playstation or Wii for the weekend maybe you should be sending your brood to one of these ass kickers for the weekend. Sure, it could very well be illegal to do this to our children here but in places like South Korea you get desperate and that means desperate measures. One of the little hardware hellions had this to say about their experience:
“My mom forced me to take this course because I have played video games too much. I hope this course would better me, so I could quit playing and give more focus on studying.”
If you didn’t play games so much this never would have happened to you in the first place. I guess it’s not all bad, maybe they even give you an X-box achievement after you complete your boot camp experience.