So yeah, this is sad. Private Richard Hunt, the 200th U.K. soldier to die in Afghanistan, was buried over the weekend. He would have been 22 yesterday.
His father Phillip, enjoyed playing Call of Duty: World at War with his son. He left a copy of the game at his grave.
"Happy Birthday 'Hunty'. Play you again one day. Dad."
Wow, that tore me up.
Dad's Tribute: Call of Duty on Soldier Son's Grave [kotaku]
Thanks to Solozaur, whose single tear splattered F10.
And in a bit of sad news, a Chinese factory worker jumped to his death after losing track of an iPhone prototype he was responsible for shipping to Apple.
The dead worker, Sun Danyong, 25, worked in product communications at Foxconn Technology Group, a Taiwanese firm that make... / Continue →
25-year old England native Tim Eves collapsed and died while playing Wii Fit with his girlfriend and best friend. I am officially never working out again.
Tim Eves was 'jogging' on a Wii Fit games console as Emma Tuck and Lewis Hickin looked on, when he slumped to the floor.
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17-year old Daniel Petric shot both his parents, killing his mother, for taking his copy of Halo 3 away from him. You can hit the link to read the story of how it went down, but I don't feel like copying it here.
Lawyers for the accused delivered a brief statement at the openi... / Continue →