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Man sells friend's Dh4 million game character for Dh1,887

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Filed on November 27, 2019 | Last updated on November 27, 2019 at 03.58 pm
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In China strict curfew measures are put on gamers in an attempt to combat video game addiction.- Alamy Image

The customised character was accidentally listed on the in-game marketplace NetEase.

A Chinese man was devastated to learn that his £1 million (Dh4 million approx) video game character had been accidentally sold for less than £500 (Dh2,000 approx) by a friend.

Lu Mou spent nearly 10 million yuan to develop a character in the game Justice Online, which he gave his friend, Li Mouscheng, to play. But Mou's friend accidentally sold off the character due to being "dizzy from excessive gaming", reported Independent.

According to court documents first reported by Chinese tech news site Abacus, the customised character was accidentally listed on the in-game marketplace NetEase while Mouscheng was trying to return the character to Mou. 

A judge at the Hongya County Court of Sichuan Province ruled that the character must be returned to the original owner and that damages of 90,000 yuan (Dh47,000 approx) must be awarded to the player who bought the character for the discounted price. The judge also warned people of dangers of spending hours playing video games. 

In China strict curfew measures are put on gamers in an attempt to combat video game addiction. Children under the age of 18 are banned from playing over 90 minutes of games per day on a weekday, and no more than three hours per day on weekends and holidays.


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