According to Tech in Asia, on April 3rd, an 18-year-old walked into an internet cafe in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and stabbed an older gentleman to death with a watermelon knife in full view of the other patrons who, according to the news report, did little to nothing in response.
In fact, what's got this story making the rounds is the notion that a gamer was so indifferent to the crime that she continue playing video games even though she was close enough to have blood splattered on her.
I'm not sure that's the case though.
The crime was recorded on a security camera and you can see an edited version on this Shenzhen Satellite TV news report. Unfortunately, it's zoomed in, edited to hell and almost impossible to see what's going on but it appears there was at least some commotion with people getting to their feet.
The allegedly blood-splattered gamer is in the upper right of the photo with the arrow pointing at her. Is she playing a video game? Who knows? I don't read or speak the local language but Tech in Asia reports that eyewitnesses claimed that she "ignored the crime completely and continued to play games even through the crime happened so close to her that blood had splattered onto her clothes."
Image Credit: The Escapist
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen