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Politician Booted for Playing Farmville

Obsessive playing gets Bulgarian voted off city council

(Newser) - Farmville addiction has cost a European politician his job. Dimitar Kerin got voted off the city council of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, after checking his virtual crops one too many times during budget meetings. Council members recently got free laptops and access to a wireless network, and distracted bureaucrats have since been... More »

Singapore Teen Gamers Planned Mass Suicide

Leader who leaped to his death believed they could come back to save world

(Newser) - Eight Singapore teenagers who played the video game Slayers planned to commit mass suicide but backed out after watching the first two leap to their death from an apartment building window, reports the Straits Times. One of the boys who died vowed the group would come back from the dead... More »

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