12-Year Old Boy Runs Away From Home After Parents Take WoW Away

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What kind of evil parents would take World of Warcraft away from their 12-year old son? Just kidding! Any kid who would run away from home because their parents took away their video game probably needed it taken away. Personally, I see nothing wrong with adults being addicted to video games, but at 12 you should probably have plenty of other things to do in addition to playing games.

Growing up, I was restricted to about 30 minutes a day for video game time, and although I didn’t like it, I have to appreciate that my parents kept things under control. My complete addiction to games didn’t come full circle until I was in my 20s. I also have to consider the fact that it took less time to beat games back in the old days. 30 minutes was plenty of time to beat most games if you had the skills.

A 12-year-old boy from California reportedly ran away from home after his parents took away his World of Warcraft video game.

“We were so worried about him. We couldn’t find him anywhere,” said mother Dorothy Rollins about her son’s disappearance.

“We called everyone, our neighbors, his friends. Nobody had a clue about where he could be,” she said.

According to Stanton Weekly, the parents of 12-year-old Damien Rollins decided to take away his World of Warcraft video game after they say he became addicted to it. That night, the 12-year-old apparently left his room and vanished.

“He got it [WoW] for his birthday and hasn’t stopped playing it since,” said Damien’s father, Thomas Rollins.

“It got to the point at which he would play all day and throughout the night. More than 15 hours nonstop sometimes,” said Dorothy.

After looking for hours, the parents finally gave up and called the local authorities. When police arrived, Dorothy received a phone call from her son.

After his World of Warcraft was taken away, Damien apparently became upset and stayed in hiding at a friend’s backyard before making the call home.

Damien was returned home soon after and reunited with his parents.

“He’s learned his lesson. We’ll let him play the game occasionally, but not for hours and hours at a time,” Dorothy said.

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96 Comments on 12-Year Old Boy Runs Away From Home After Parents Take WoW Away

Chuck Hog

On August 2, 2007 at 6:11 pm

Hey that reminds me of my neighbor’s son (his name was Milap). He did the exact same thing when his mom took away his account privileges from a game called RuneScape, a Massively Multiplayer Online roll playing game and sent him to fat camp (mind you, he weighed 340 lbs).

I guess he plays NeoPets now.

scotty

On August 7, 2007 at 10:46 am

omg u ting me. ROFL what a nerd. im sry but if u play that much and get that pissed because of a video game u just …. have problems..

professer

On August 17, 2007 at 8:50 pm

Hehe thats sad.

:twisted: :shock: :mrgreen: :smile: :???: :evil: :lol: :razz: :wink:

smashy 12 year old gamer

On October 9, 2007 at 6:07 am

:evil: :evil: :evil: that is horrible :cry: becuase im a 12 year old like that and i was banned from maple story and its not fair. we have the right to play these games. :evil: :evil: :evil: i own a ds, pc, wii, snes(super nitendo), game boy and a ps2 plus foxtel iq. i watch many ch and memorised such as 108(fox8),150(fox8 x2),701(nick),713(cartoonnetwork)and many more. i have many email addresses some secret some public such as smashy7377@hotmail.com and smashy7377@yahoo.com .i also cheat with many websites such as gamewinners.com and many more. ive played many games such as maple story(banned by dad), millsberry, club penguin, marapets, neopets, flyff, runescape(banned by dad)and dragon fable. WTF do adults think there doing banning us kids it not fair. they’re the biggest noobs(idiots) of them all. if they’re played these games they would sit there for longer (like 10 hours) playing and would not addmit it’s fun then they says “oh you kids play to long ‘blah’ ‘blah’ ‘blah’”.”well thats it ive had it your banned” :evil: :evil: :evil: adults are just so evil. my bro (9 years old) has been banned because of a little anger that is so not fair.

in conculsion i think kids sould not be banned because of the reasons above.

written in 10 mins by (real name not wanted to be said) smashy

:evil: evil adults :evil:

gdfg

On October 14, 2007 at 1:50 am

that is true you have to stop playing games for once ina while and that is bad for the eye i have a ps2 and a ps2 but i dont play it for along time o and i have a gameboy to :smile: :smile: :grin: :wink:

gdfg

On October 14, 2007 at 1:52 am

i am so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:

xx-Thor-xx

On October 14, 2007 at 2:00 am

“I was restricted to about 30 minutes a day for video game time” wow, me too but it was weekends only. but back when i was a kid we actually played outside and stuff, i think thats a foreign concept to a lot more kids than it should be these days. what ever happened to Super Soaker’s and NERF guns? that was the best way to spend an afternoon.. running around shooting the crap out of your friends never gets old.

Blizzard

On October 14, 2007 at 6:53 am

Go to the website xfire.com, and then look how many WoW minutes have already been played today.
Reply when you do it.

erathoniel

On October 17, 2007 at 9:57 pm

Smashy, calm down. It’s no big deal. Your parents should have lived many years longer than you, probably at least 2, 3, or even 4 times longer than you have, so they are probably wise in these matters.

SMOOOOSHY

On October 29, 2007 at 12:12 pm

:sad: :sad: :?: :smile: :smile: :sad: :!: :cry: :razz: :roll: :mrgreen: :arrow: :neutral: :eek: :lol: :sad: :eek: :cool: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: yea liek i hate my parents!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

smashy you are sooooo right LOL!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: my parntes are soooooo dumb :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: we should totes meet up and have sex :???: :cool: :oops: :eek: :mad: :roll: :shock: :twisted:

Adam

On October 29, 2007 at 12:19 pm

Wow that’s one sad kid.

Adam

On October 29, 2007 at 12:20 pm

And i totally agree with Thor! What’s with these kids that sit at home all day just so they can “own” some random American at halo. It’s really sad.

Dao

On October 29, 2007 at 4:04 pm

pfft… kids…
I was a 12 year old once (weren’t we all?), and when I was, I was not limited in playing stuff on my PC. Never. Still, I guess sitting at the screen for more then a couple of hours seemed a bit extreme for me at that time, and I want to clarify – I WAS LIMITING MYSELF there, not being limited by parents. Now, I am MUCH older (by MUCH I mean VERY MUCH)and play far more hours, and still – addiction is not a point in my life because of the limitations I put up to myself back then. This child here, is SICK. And so are ALL children who can sit through 15 hours (doubt it tho, must have been maximum 8 or 9 hours… multiplied for dramatic effect) of gameplay. As some wise person said here – Super Soakers never got old, go and get ur mum to buy you the best there is (its cost would be lower then WoW at any rate) and go pwn the living crap out of your friends. Its like PvP, really! Only without the side effects of growing fat all over the damn chair…

krashy 13 year old gamer

On November 10, 2007 at 1:13 am

hi ny name is Neon(real name will not be given out)i am the cousen of smashy. i am 13 years old. parents think we get pissed off playing games but when they ban us it makes me even more pissed off. it is stupid how they think, example when they say how are u going to get a job by playing these games.one, by the time im an adult mostly everything will be controlled by technolagy so i think im getting a good start in my career.i play all the games smashy does because im the one who mainly shows them these games.to me i think the games are a great way to cool down and pass the time. so i think that i will be laughing when my parents won’t no how to drive a new 2035 hover car and i will be getting around with pleasure.if they come to ME asking how to use there new phone i will go say go play some games and then sarcasticly say oh i forgot it will rot your brain. then i will walk off laughing.

thats my opinion goodbye

xx-Thor-xx

On November 10, 2007 at 2:05 am

“by the time im an adult mostly everything will be controlled by technolagy so i think im getting a good start in my career”

you can’t seriously think that? using auto-attack and cleave for 6 hours a day doesn’t help you learn how to do any real life job skill. if thats your attitude for life i hope you don’t go to college, because that will be the worst 20-30 grand your parents could ever spend.

krashy 13 year old gamer and smashy 12 year old gamer

On November 10, 2007 at 6:08 am

ok
1. :evil: ‘xx-Thor-xx’ :evil: i did not say every thing will be controlled by technolegy i said mostly everything will be controlled by technolegy so shut your trap in fact i think your one of the :arrow: adults are you
2. thor your rite :oops: oops im wrong your a :arrow: :evil: :mad: :sad: :cry: :evil: :twisted: :mrgreen: like my parents
3.mostly every thing is ran by technolegy

ok under stand

havoc of smeg

On November 10, 2007 at 6:16 am

i think someone who does nothing but play on their games is just a sad little worthless wanker.

p.s if you are one of these wankers, take my advice, loose that 300 pounds of fat, then get a life and go loose your virginity, sad act

krashy 13 year old gamer and smashy 12 year old gamer

On November 10, 2007 at 6:32 am

i only weigh 30kg and kids in my class that do sport weigh 52kg

weclock

On November 10, 2007 at 9:22 am

@smashy12 year old

you don’t own any of those systems, your parents do.

@krashy and smashy

1. when I was 12 I hardly played video games, not because they weren’t fun or because I didn’t like them, but because I had other very important things to do, like go outside and play, chase girls, and have fun. Video games are great, yes, but they are meant to be a hobby not your life.

2. Spend sometime in Darfur and you’ll really begin to appreciate technology.

yadaddy

On November 10, 2007 at 9:42 am

why does anybody care? i mean if the kids want to get fat and lead worthless lives…..well, then let them.

weclock

On November 10, 2007 at 9:43 am

The parents care, lol.

yadaddy

On November 10, 2007 at 10:40 am

lol,yeah i guess. they should not though. i would just dissown the little bastard. i think this current generation is degrading. im seventeen and i love WoW but damn. i also play football and lead a life.

Peter

On November 10, 2007 at 11:13 am

I think a majority of these comments are proof that kids can’t be left alone with computers for an extensive amount of time. Not only does it ruin any chances of having any kind of social life outside the internet but it also affects the level of English our kids are brought down to.

But then once again I have to blame parents; spare the rod, spoil the child.

weclock

On November 10, 2007 at 11:19 am

selfish parents who never grow up, don’t think of what’s best for their family, or for their kids.

only whats best for them.

havoc of smeg

On November 10, 2007 at 12:05 pm

@krashy and smashy

so what your saying is, you dont play any sports and spend so much time playing games its made you look like starvin marvin?

yadaddy

On November 10, 2007 at 4:06 pm

lol uhhm i dont even understand kilos. :oops: im guessing thats little like sixty pounds or something?

krashy 13 year old gamer and smashy 12 year old gamer

On November 12, 2007 at 6:18 am

i do play sports i play tennis and the piano, drums, gutair, (this is ture)

if played soccer , cricket , i go to a gym once a week

so now try to say i dont do sport

losers are :arrow: yadaddy , havoc of smeg , weclock , Peter , xx-Thor-xx , dao , adam , erathoniel , gdfg

the winners are krashy 13 year old gamer and smashy 12 year old gamer , SMOOOOSHY
the reson why there winners is because they agree with me

havoc of smeg

On November 12, 2007 at 8:18 am

@ smashy and krashy

no, we are winners because there are more of us.

now go suck your thumb and shut up.

weclock

On November 12, 2007 at 10:19 am

@smashy and krashy

the gym once a week? when I was a kid I did all of that PLUS gym every day.

What’s the matter with you?

yadaddy

On November 12, 2007 at 7:24 pm

awww man i just got told i was a loser by two obese children. life is soooo unfair. and by the way you out of shape little punks i never made fun of you until just now. lol god you really are retarded. everything that you say is pure nonsense.

yadaddy

On November 12, 2007 at 7:28 pm

btw smooshy being a winner? its probably a pedaphile. lol either that or i hope to god he was being sarcastic, i honestly think that you are some lonely little fat boy trying to get attention because your mommie does not love you. so you made up two people and you just trying to make it seem like there are more of you to agree with. your a psych little bastard arent you?

marsek

On November 16, 2007 at 3:49 am

i absolutly love good videa games and there arnt that many out atm so i dnt play it tht much but wen a reeaaaly good game comes out i play it non stop :D and its stupid for adults to ban kids from playing games when its their fault for getting a pc/ps2/xbox w/e :P u either get an xbox and from the start only let them play on it for bout 1 hour maybe or get an xbox and let them play on it as long as they lyk and neva take it away from them (unless it happens to brake (by accident of cours *hint hint*)) or just dont get an xbox then they would nevver get addicted to it :P and if they need a computer for hmk or anything get them a laptop tht dusnt have the power to play any of the games they want…

o n btw im 15 :D iv got a ps3 and a xbox 360 at my dads neerly every game iv played in the past 5 months has got me bored of it in bout 40 mins so thts how much i play games evry umm week…

and now to the kids

if you get soooo upset about loosing your game then get higher expectations, critisise as much as u can about the game and think how it wud be better then sooner or later you start to see the games as not very good at all. then you only play v v v v v v good games (n ther arnt much of them) and onli play normall games for about 20 mins max (thts from expeirience) hope it helps

marsek

On November 16, 2007 at 3:52 am

oh and im nt over wieght at all i go out evry day and run around the town for about 1 hour climbing on stuff and also one reason i dont go on games alot is cos im on msn :P i used to play wow but i missed out on soo much of the gossip tht i gave up and went on msn :P

krashy 13 year old gamer and smashy 12 year old gamer

On November 18, 2007 at 12:37 am

oh marsek wats you msn i would like to talk
:razz: :razz: :razz: :smile: :smile: :wink: :wink: :wink:

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 1:15 pm

:mrgreen: Hey guys i used to play WoW for atleats 6 hours a day i was highly addicted.. my parent’s did start to give me time limits everyday it really sucked ( I’m only 10 years old ) :roll: But your parents do that for your health and your eye vision. They don’t want you to stay on the computer forever and get fat and unhealthy..They want you to be healthy and in good shape thats why they put time limits on you … because they care about you.. You should be happy your parents are doing this for you… Or else like 75% of the U.S.A would be not succesful of anything hope you guys know what im talking about.. :wink:

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 1:17 pm

am i right? When u guys grow up ( smooshy & smashy ) you guys will be 40 yr olds living in your mom’s basements playing runescape, clubpenguin , World of Warcraft, etc.

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 1:18 pm

oh that last one was for krashy too :wink: :smile: :???: :cool: :lol:

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 1:20 pm

I’m sorry im sounding like a parent but this is for you … ( even thought im only 10 yrs old ) :oops: :roll: :wink: :lol: :eek: :mrgreen: :smile:

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 1:25 pm

I hope u guys get what i’m saying .. i mean when i was playing WoW ALOT my grades when very very LOW like c’s and d’s that will happen to you guys.. But now since i quit wow my grades went from c’s and d’s to A’s and B’s … You get low grades cause in school while ur teachers are talking you will just be sitting there day dreaming about the game you are playing like runescape World of Warcraft clubpenguin maple story , ETC. You guys get it?

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 1:26 pm

:grin: :mrgreen: :neutral: :shock: :smile: :cool: :grin: :mrgreen: :lol: :wink: :roll: :razz: :!: :idea:

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 1:35 pm

you guys need to learn … video & computer games aren’t EVERYTHING like its not your whole life and at 12 and 13 ( i shouldn’t be saying this cause im only 10 and i played Wow for 5 hours a day atleast ) you guys shouldn’t be addicted to these games… JUST LIVE UR LIFE WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT THESE GAMES!! I’m sorry im acting :evil: its for your own good

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 1:37 pm

parents are doing what they need to do and you should be happy they are doing it for your health :!: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :wink: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cool: :wink:

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 1:43 pm

Anyone here? at the time????

marsek

On November 18, 2007 at 2:58 pm

lol ye parents are doing it for u but alot of the tym u dnt learn a lesson unless you learn it by yourself so try out wot i mentioned it mite just help n jst sayin but im 15 and iv been playing video games all my lyf and my eyes are just fine and i get a’s n b’s n i do all my work on the pc :P so tht argument bout u nt getting gd grades wen u play video games etc is nt tht good and even on runescape n wow u can learn stuff i learnt wot quite a few words ment on wow n rs :P bt ye its tru nt to play it too much oh and i just remembered tht on wow parents can changed sumin so that wow only lets you on for a few hours at a time… oh well ill reply wen i get msgs sayin thers a reply but till then c yas :D oh n i dunno bout puttin my msn up on here :S cos anyone can see it

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 8:41 pm

Yeah.. But for some people .. they will never get out of the house and.. they can’t stop playing like when someone wants then to do something they will just make an excuse ..Like “Not now busy!” Like in WoW they might say that when they are doing an instance or trying to level up… And in school some people just sit there day dreaming about what they should do today like “Today i’m gonna do a dungeon and try to get to level 70!!!” (thinks in head) maybe if they play for a few less hours they can get out of the house once in a while… :???: All i’m trying to say is Try not to play a lot… You might wanna take an addicting test see how much addicted u actually are… :neutral:

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 8:47 pm

Yeah..Sometime games can be A LOT of fun i agree with that but the maximum time you should play in a day would be like 3-4 hours…I’m just saying i don’t wanna start an argument or anything i’m just saying you can do whatever you want..it’s your choice

nomoretobeWoWgamergirl

On November 18, 2007 at 8:48 pm

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krashy 13 year old gamer and smashy 12 year old gamer

On November 19, 2007 at 5:14 am

that ok marsek it does not matter about msn

on maple story i learned diffenret ores are ture
you can also talk to people on mmorpg
(massive multiplayer online role playing games) games
im like marsek i get a’s b’s c’s at school
also nomoretobeWoWgamegirl you say you limet you time but you were playing for 1:15 pm to 8:48pm talking on here not inculding wat else you do on here

p.s. “devil went down to georgia” is a cool song

p.s.s. i can finnish a rubix cube

p.s.s.s. i found out on youtube

p.s.s.s.s. watch my youtube videos

p.s.s.s.s.s. you can find 3 under smashy7377

p.s.s.s.s.s.s. smashy and krashy rule

p.s.s.s.s.s.s.s. ?????????

p.s.s.s.s.s.s.s.s. bye

marsek

On November 19, 2007 at 11:22 am

lol anyone know about assassins creed? well i got it on friday and played it at 4 30 till 12 XD went to sleep n woke up at 8 in the mornin n played it till lunch (12) then went out but thts lyk extreeeeeeemly rare but iv been mad bout it for bout 1 year now :P and for wow i also gave up cos im very impatient n it took too long to get up a lvl so ye :P i was a leader of a v v v v good guild at lvl 20 XD it had bout 300 ppl in it n bout 100 of em wer lvl 70 bt im guessing no w its all stopped :P anyway iv beeten assassins creed alredy :P bt its been bout 2 years since iv played a game longer than 1 hour by myself :P

and im jst saying bt its never really the child fault til they get to the age of bout 16+ cos its the way theyv been bought up and treated for example my uncle didnt have a ps2 til recently (they neva had anything technology) and from the begining he didnt let my cousins play it more than 1 hour a day and thts onli if they been good and dun thei hmk n they havent rebelled against the system or anything n the play out quite alot
ooh and btw video games can b good :P cos in prince of persia and assassins creed iv learnt alot of parkour moves tht i can do in real lyf :P im wel gd :D and if youv seen die hard 4 then the guy the sorta runs orund the ice room is kinda wot i can do :P i rok !!!! :D

U gay sados!!!!

On November 27, 2007 at 12:34 pm

y the hell are u arguing over games!! for sake!! why dont u shag yr best friends girl friend its just as worth while!! get a life! i mean all it does is waste money and put fat on yr fat thats sitting on your fat!! admit it!!

George

On November 28, 2007 at 12:11 pm

I’m your typical 12 year old. I’m immature, a bit overweight and I play runescape and look at porn for 6 hours a day. People can call me sad but I don’t care. As human beings we each have our own individual lives and our own choices and it’s up to us how we want to spend our lives. So people stop ing and telling us to get a life and stop telling us what you did at our age before online gaming. The kid probably just ran away from home to try and change his parents mind. I gotta gree though 15 hours is over the top. I acctually don’t think it’d be possible for me to fit that much time in in one go.

smashy 12 year old gamer

On December 1, 2007 at 10:28 pm

i am the same as George

smashy 12 year old gamer

On December 1, 2007 at 10:30 pm

also if you want to get into blocked sites at school use this proxy site
http://WWW.philpower.com

KC

On December 5, 2007 at 2:49 pm

Lol, ok this is quite funny. I play wow….probably too much, but my grades are A’s B’s and sometimes (very rarely) C’s. Besides theres nothing wrong with wow the only reason you get addicted is because its a good game….its been proven ( well almost. And then because its so fun you dont want to play anything else because its more fun than all the rest. And have any of you heard about the 12 year old boy who saved his sister by wow?…

‘An article over on WanderingGoblin.com tells of a 12 year old Norwegian boy who used the skills he learnt whilst playing WoW, to save his sister from a deadly threat.

While out walking in the woods, Hans Jørgen Olsen and his 10 year old sister stumbled upon an enraged Moose. The animal attacked Hans’ sister, so in a bid to rescue the girl, Hans used a couple of tricks he’d learnt from playing WoW. First, he Taunted the Moose by hitting it repeatedly with a stick. Once he had the furious animal’s attention, he Feigned Death.

The Moose soon lost interest in Hans, thinking him dead, and went off about his business.

There you have it, proof that WoW saves the lives of children! It should be played in schools to teach kids valuable life skills! In all seriousness though, good on you Hans, and it’s nice to see WoW being accredited for something positive :) ’(found on http://www.worldofwar.net/)

But probably running away crying was a bit over the top just dont say that WoW is bad :smile:

Mish

On January 23, 2008 at 11:49 am

We’re torn. Our 7 year old daughter loves video and computer games (her DS, Gamecube, and Playstation) and she’s good at them! She’s seen my boyfriend play WoW, and is begging for us to let her play. We’ve told her she’s too young, and should stick with the games she has. But after reading these comments, and ones from other websites I’m wondering….are we being overprotective??

marsek

On January 23, 2008 at 3:06 pm

i personally dont think you are being over protective (this may contredict anything iv said :S) cos my brother is 12 now and he went absolutly crazy when he wasnt able to play it so if i were you let her play the trial version of the game and see just how much she gets adicted, if she seems doomed to the game then make something up and make sure you wait untill she is older, maybe about 10 because if not you will not like it one bit, or just set the settings so that the actuall game doesnt alow her to play longer than w.e you want it to be. and aswell as that get her to pay for it with her birthday money if she wants it that bad… because why would parents buy an addicted kid? well hope that helped mish if u need anything else just coment again and ill try and help :P or some of the others mite help

sabby917

On February 26, 2008 at 8:54 pm

really thats cool

sabby917

On February 26, 2008 at 8:55 pm

but y do u think the parents were over protective

smashy 12 year old gamer

On April 6, 2008 at 6:33 am

yeah marsek is right if you need to pay for it and they want it so bad get them to pay not you parents
oh and if any one knows how to get nexon is australia plzzzzzzzzzzz tell me
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smashy 12 year old gamer

On April 6, 2008 at 6:38 am

hey have any of you hate it when some one comes to your house and say can i play your nintendo or can i play mario ( if you have wii,gb,snes and ds)

agree comment: i hate it when they do that
disagree comment:i dont mind/care when they do that

you may coppy paste

This whole thing is stupid

On May 14, 2008 at 11:13 am

ok I have to say this whole thing is stupid parents if you dont want your kids to get addicted to a game or think they cant handle it dont let them play for a long time or dont get them that game if they talk u into it great i mean im 12 i have an xbox 360 i mostly play it online latly i asked my parents to buy me grand theft auto 4 they said no i bothered them for a wile but its fine i still have games like gears of war, call of duty 4, rainbow 6 vegas, etc. Its the parents choice so people like smashy and krashy chill out maby get a life hang out with freinds i mean i like playing video games to but if it maked u hate ur parents maby u shouldnt play

Tom

On May 18, 2008 at 6:42 am

I htink this guy who ran away from home is a complet loser and a sado. If i were his dad i would have that thing burnt,htis guy is a loser.And needs to get a life.

Tom

On May 18, 2008 at 6:44 am

Oh yeh and its not okay for adluts to be addited to an xbox or playstation that is just sad.That is also for pepole who have no lifes other wise known as losers.

Tom

On May 18, 2008 at 6:48 am

And its right that his parents took it off him as your in there controll they pay for your food and your clothes so it is only right that they can take away a games consol or an account personley i think this guy is a in loser

Matt

On May 18, 2008 at 6:49 am

I agree with tom this guy sounds like a in loser and any one else who stands for this kid is also a in loser

smashy

On July 26, 2008 at 12:50 am

hey i found out in class one day we have a online test to see your hand eye coordination and the kids that play video games more got a better score then the kids that played sport lots . i got 2nd so suck on that

reply

On July 31, 2008 at 5:58 am

i would run away too if my parents took away my lvl 70 troll hunter in wowbc original server :mrgreen:

alex

On August 2, 2008 at 1:49 pm

ok, i’m alex, an 11 year old boy.
no,no,. i’m not going to give all of that BS about “parents are ” or “the future is ruled by technology” i play runescape every once in a while. i’m not addicted, and i think those kids are. to you two cousins, get a life. be logical here, training magic and fighting goblins is not going to earn you an honest living. saying that you’re “getting a head start in your technology carrer” is complete and utter BS. you must realize that what you’re doing is unhealthy and completely obscure and unheard of. like others have said, lose your 200 pounds of bubbling, horrid fat and start playing sports or atleast get outside. idk if you have friends in real life, but if you do, round them up and atleast go prank someone’s house outside. throw small rocks or play dodgeball, use nerf and water guns, just do fuggen something.
seriously, this is insane guys.

alex

On August 2, 2008 at 2:05 pm

also WoW shouldn’t be used in school to save lives. that was just one time, and kids weighing 375 pounds on the east coast of america aren’t really going to be in moose territory.
also, i am underweight, short, and i am about to grow a LOT(i eat nonstop but don’t get fat)so, please don’t call me an overweight , cause i’m not, i get outside everyday for atleast 3 hours.

That kid scares meh!

On October 25, 2008 at 10:16 am

smashy 12 year old gamer, that’s beyond pathetic dude.

Seriously, I like playing on the computer but who the hell runs away when you get grounded? I think the kid needed to get off it a bit. I sort of lost my addiction to WoW too fast because it was just… I don’t know what it was.

Oh and Alex, yeah I agree entirely, but are you sure that you should be playing runescape? All the harsh language on there like **** and ******* and mother******* **** and such, is just too much for your innocent little mind :wink:

rebel chick

On November 1, 2008 at 4:07 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: I’m 12 too!!!!!!!!! :eek: :!: :eek: I think that’s a dumb reason to runaway!!!! :neutral: Just because you get a game taken away you runaway?!?! :shock: :roll: I have so much in my life!!!!! :twisted: :mad: :sad: :cry: I plan on running away. :mrgreen: :grin: I’m done dealin with all this crap!!!!!!! :evil: :mad: :twisted:

:mrgreen: :smile: :cool: Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!! :grin: :razz: :wink:

rebel chick

On November 1, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Tom: I agree with you, but parents are the ones that are ed up. I don’t give a if they pay for my stuff. I hate my parents so much!!!!!!! :mad: They can go to hell for all I care!!!! :twisted: :evil: Matt: I agree with you too. Thinking that what the kid did was ok is ed up!! Smashy: What the hell?! No one gives a !!!!!! Suck on that you !!!! Reply: Wow……. you really need to get a life. That kid scares meh!: I agree with everything you said!!!

rebel chick

On November 1, 2008 at 4:31 pm

PS. I’m lazy, skinny, and semi-short. I watch T.V., email, play sports, and hang with my friends, so I don’t know what the hell any of the games you people are talkin ’bout are.

PSS. I’m too lazy to read all of the coments, so I’ve only read from Tom’s coments, down.

:mrgreen: :neutral: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :???: :cool: :evil: :grin: :idea: :idea: :oops: :razz: :roll: :wink: :cry: :eek: :lol: :mad: :sad: :!: :?:

Byebye peoples!!!!!!!

call me stupid

On November 2, 2008 at 4:04 am

but those kids especialy nomwowgirl and smooshy are probally not what they say. first nowowgirl says she is 10 but has perfect spelling and diction plus the styling of the text is not what a ten year old would say. then smooshy is purposly spelling screwed up. either a pediophil or smashy under a nother name.
i am new to this internet but just from what i see here i am scared for society. grow up and be yourself stop the fakeness on the internet!!!!!!!I am 40 and i have a ps3 and sony vaio and i play any time i want hell video games today are like interactive movies. we had atari and even in the day breakout and bomber man ect. ocupied hours of my siblings and my time. i am not fat and i have a life outside of video games. its great entertainment but there is much more to life than a glowing screen. :idea: live life, play games, expand and grow, dont molder and rot like cartman in W.O.W. south park episode!!!! :!: :?:

rebel chick

On November 6, 2008 at 2:40 pm

This is nuckinfuts!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :smile: :cool: :grin: :razz: :wink: :eek: :lol: :!: :!: Hardy har har!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

I’m bored!!!!!!! :neutral: :cry: :sad:

I’m also depressed!!!!!! :cry: :cry: :sad: :sad:

Life is so hard!!!!!!!!! :twisted: :evil:

Louis

On November 21, 2008 at 2:53 pm

I’m a 12 year old guy, and I buy games like wow and i used to play runescape, but after a while, you think that runescape is stupid and a waste of time…
And why would you bother to get a high lvl in a stupid game anyway? You could have been doing MUCH beta things (and funner things!) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Sitting at the computer clicking a tree all day is NOT going to get you a head start in the tech age! its STUPID!
There ARE some retard parents who are addicted to xbox and stuff, i used 2 know a guy who’s dad was… My parents think that stuff is boring, and wouldn’t play a xbox in their bloody life!
The parents that usually do this are young in mature parents usually……… :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
see ya pplz :mrgreen: :grin: :grin:

13 Year old ex WoW and SWG player

On November 27, 2008 at 6:58 am

Those little 12 year old kids are stupid and yea im referring to smashy. You don’t learn job skills from games. That’s why they have school. If you hate your parents because they take away your runescape account your a whiny baby. Runescape sucks anyway,and do you really have to throw a tantrum over it? Runescape is a waste. Club Penguin sucks, Maplestory sucks, and neopets sucks.No need to get pissed over your little kiddish games.Dragon fable is ok wow was good before wotlk so i quit. Before you comment back to me smashy remember that i have a life, friends, girlfriend and all that real life goodness. Quit while you can.

Roshi

On November 27, 2008 at 8:17 am

I’m sorry but this isnt so much about wow as it is about 12 year old kids. Its a sadly a pretty natural thing for kids of that age to do. Take something away from a child and they get all huffy, take something away from a preteen/early teenager and they take things massively to the extreme.

tis me

On November 30, 2008 at 1:03 am

i just wasted my bloody time reading all that who cares ppl geesss!!!!!!!!

get a life sum of us r like addicted to fiteing with each otha on sum random site….
im trying to get internet in my room…my mum wont let me….. any ideas to help me perswade my mum to letting me get internet in my room…

well anyway ppls plz help i really want a wii in my room wid internet!!!!!

tis me

On November 30, 2008 at 1:04 am

oh yeah n btw im not addicted to the internet i just go on msn to chat wheneva i can… n yes for sum ppl that mite say sum bout sports i do play ‘em

n im 12 just if sum1 wanted to noe

sky.

On September 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm

ok…look smashy. no one CARES WHAT YOU SAY. Im 12 too, just like you. and all im going to say is GET A FREAKING LIFE. DO YOUR HOMEWORK. FIND SOME FRIENDS. AND GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE YOU FREAKING RETARDED ADDICTED TROLLING SPAMMER. thank you.

An HTML writer

On April 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I am 13. I write HTML, and I used to be addicted to video games. Until my parents made me pay for them… lol. So I stopped playing WoW because I didn’t have enough money to even pay for it. So now I bought for $40 (I got it for vacation money, but my parents said I couldn’t use it online) a book to learn HTML. Now I write HTML, XHTML, HTML 5, CSS, etc. So I am a 13 year old kid who can write this stuff. I do use a lot of time (sometimes 2-3 hours) on one project, but I don’t waste my time anymore, it’s actually used for a GOOD purpose.

Anonymous

On April 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm

This is really sad. I’m 12, and a few years back (about 3-4) I was addicted to Club Penguin. At the time I was thinking what most kids thought, how unfair it was to have limitations. But as I got older I realized how important it is to have a break and do something productive for a change. Besides, it gets really boring if you’re glued to one game for hours and hours at a time so really after a while it takes the fun out of playing the game and you’re left without a game that catches your interest. Then what do you do? You’re an addict and there’s nothing to do, you’re screwed.
And to the people who think parents are stupid for banning video games, they’re not. You’ll be saying that when you’re dying from obesity, don’t know how to do anything other than play video games, and don’t have any friends because your whole damn life revolves around video games. You may not be affected now, but in the long run you’re screwed.
Any child who is addicted enough to run away over some retarded video game REALLY needs help. I want to see how he’ll turn out later in life when he’s going to need to get a job and his own place, and mommy and daddy aren’t there to be providing a roof with a gaming system and games to play for his ass. Gosh, if you’re going to be an enthusiast or an addict make something useful out of it such as writing a book or a blog about cheats while keeping it at a BALANCE between video games and more important everyday activites and events!

angelx

On May 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

ya parents suk. Don’t know bout u guys but my parents just want to ruin my life

wisekid

On May 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm

okay look i know all you adults think that these kids should get a life and say stuff like back in my day we didnt have fancy-shmancy video games WELL YOU KNOW WHAT its because u didnt have them that you wouldnt understand if you didnt have it when you were 12 THEN DO NOT EVER IN SAY GET A LIFE cause im addicted but i ask if i can go outside know what my mom says you cant cause when i was a kid we didnt have child rapeist and petafiles plus i live on main street its like takeing away the outside to them if you had the outside taken away wouldnt you be ing pissed so shut up they have lifes they just are bored and play games to pass the time and if we didnt play those games then people who make the games would go out of jobs etc etc whole effin economy fail so stfu

wisekid

On May 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm

ps im 12

shadowsniper126

On May 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm

spread the word hide from the shadows fear the sound of a 50. caliber barret ill hunt you down i am the shadowsniper

Spikeran

On June 5, 2011 at 12:57 am

i agree with Smashy and Neon,parents do get bossy alot

SL89

On June 25, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Seriously, cool down.

I game a lot, but that dosen’t stop me from being the smartest guy in my year level. I only game because my house is the most boring place on earth.
Plus, I only weigh 30 kg too.

some randome person

On July 8, 2011 at 3:15 pm

shadowsniper126…that would have to be the dumbest probably the newbiest thing i saw on the enternet you probably sit around and Play Cod all your life n newbs man..

Call of Dooky

On August 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Wow.

The amount of failure on these comments is astounding.

Read a book, people.

I found that playing World of Warcraft actually helped my grammar… A lot! Along with proper education of course.

It was like: ”lol u f***** noob” to ”Eat **** and die, inbred ***wipe.” After three years of playing.. It got there, eventually.

Phil

On December 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I do not blame the children for being engrossed in technology these days, I would mostly blame the parents for not laying down the ground rules.

That one brony

On December 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Well, that’s just useless. Seeing how most kids don’t understand their parents means they don’t understand the circumstances they’ve been through. I’m freakin’ 14 and I understood my parents. Heck, I understood them before I was 10. I say, screw your opinions and stick with logic, and think what’s best.

That one brony

On December 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm

P.S. i’m a hardcore gamer too. And don’t get mad about it.

freecie1

On January 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Get a job in video game design. Now you can enjoy the fun of video games AND make money!

Shadowkiller21

On February 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I love video games and I am 12. I also love to read. I only play video games for 2-3 hours a day and I have friends. Also I play flag football. but my parents won’t let me get Halo Reach.
When I ask why there replie is “This game is rated M” I have friends that played Gta when there 4/5 years old and there not messed up. Please help.

P.S. sorry for spelling wrote on a iPod.