According to Swedish reports, cops in the city of Helsingborg suspect that fifteen teens have moved beyond energy drinks to stay awake while gaming and are snorting cocaine. Apparently, these youngsters have too much money.
Swedish paper the Metro is blowing the incident out of proportion, alerting readers of a new trend — you know, the one in which kids do lines all night to play video games, instead of drinking Red Bull. Well, the kids would’ve been drinking energy drinks, if only they hadn’t been banned by some retailers in Sweden for kids under the age of 15. The ban came about after Swedish youths were drinking too many energy drinks, skipping meals and some even dying. Hey, there’s always coffee, kids.
What’s more, one pundit says that because gamers are isolated at home and playing with others online, it’s difficult to know exactly how many Swedish kids are gaming cokeheads. There could be many more!
Maybe there are teenagers doing coke and playing video games. But there are probably way more adults doing it and not playing video games at all, but talking people’s ears off.