Little Kid Assaulted By Creepy Old Guy Over Call Of Duty Pwning
I know, I know. I always insist whenever crazy violence breaks out, video games had nothing to do with it. I said it about that right wing nutbar in Norway, I said it about the British rioters, I even said it about that cray cray kid who murdered his grandmother. But today I’m done. I officially accept defeat. You win, crazy stupid people of the world. Video games really do cause violence:
A middle-aged man charged round to the house of a schoolboy and throttled him after his online character was killed during a game of Call Of Duty, a court heard.
Mark Bradford, 46, was furious when he was gunned down in the war simulation by the 13-year-old, and ‘lost it’ when the youngster goaded him over his online death.
Unemployed father of three Bradford stormed from his bedsit in Plymouth, Devon, and confronted the youngster at the boy’s friend’s house by placing his hands round the schoolboy’s neck.
The pair had been playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops against each other online and talking using microphones.
(This ^^ is the guy)
Granted, it’s Call of Duty. I frequently play my 8 year old nephew and feel like punching a wall whenever he effortlessly defeats me for the eleventy-twelth time in a row. But this guy went above and beyond the – snicker – call of duty with this outburst. I guess it goes to show that as Nick Swardson found out when he made a teenager cry, Shit-talk on XBLA or (in this case) PSN can go too far. Luckily, the kid was rescued by his mom and got away with nothing but a red welt on his throat. But next time, maybe he’ll know better than to engage in behavior that almost never ever ever results in actual violence. In fact, I’m pretty sure this is grounds for a law banning online multiplayer.
What do you all think? Should we ban multiplayer, or just outlaw consoles period?