Grief and gaming: How I mourned my online friend

Grief and gaming: How I mourned my online friend
 

"It was absolutely devastating when I got the news," Jasen Kasten says about the day he was told his friend Dave had died.
But they'd never met.
They'd become friends over three years of playing World of Warcraft together.
Jasen says the grieving process was just as difficult as it would have been for a friend in real life.
Dave died from complications due to back surgery earlier this year.
"A lot of my friends have been cultivated over the internet, so for me it had absolutely no difference whatsoever," Jasen says.
"It could have been someone I had known from high... read more

 
15 March 2019 in World News, Views: 73
Source: BBC
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