I recently came across a news article stating how the game Manhunt supposedly drove a kid in the UK to killing a 14 year old. His parents say that the game made him kill in the fasion that he did, with a claw hammer and a knife. For some odd reason, on the list of the games that the parents hope to get banned, Doom 3 appears. Sort of odd, being as it hasn't been released yet. http://doom3.filefront.com/screenshots/18/news2/11440_1.jpg First thing, and the argument I've made for years, LOOK AT THE MATURE RATING, his parents could have stopped him from playing it. Second, the murder was drug related, the game did not drive him to murder. Even so, I'm confident that Doom 3 will be released on time, and not bothered with for at least some time.
OH MY F***NG GOD!!!! If they ban Doom 3 im gonna personally play Manhunt for 3 weeks in a row and do like the 17 year old did !! FFS They cant ban this game :mad: :mad: :mad: Well anyway i seriously doubt they will get through with it. Doom 3 is a revolution in gaming technology, they cannot ban it, it's impossible. Anyway, there is alot of copies of Doom 3 out there so no worries there. Im 100% sure it will be released on date ;)
im not worried about it, so what some kid ran a hammer into someones head, i mean come on is this the first time someone died violently??? of course its eaiser to blame a game instead of someones kid having a drug problem. Besides the company will pay off whoever to keep the game on the shelves so its not like it matters. To all the parents who read this" THEIR IS A RATING ON THE FRONT OF THE DAM GAME READ IT !!!!!!! thanks all. doom3 here i come lol
ban doom 3? hahahaha, that would be like trying to ban driving a car.
the parents are retards.. its no games fault... its for ADULTS ONLY! if there parents want them to play it then they should be the ones getting arrested
lol i cant seem to figure out why they even bother trying... It only pisses people like me off and THATS what makes me wanna kill someone, not playing to game, but seeing that people want to ban it :p (Ok im not gonna kill anyone lol)
Well, Dixons has removed ManHunt from their shelves after the murder took place. This is just the media hurdling up for some attention....punlicity sells. I doubt if Doom3 (or any other game for that matter) will be banned, but i think some stores will be less happy about selling these "murdersimulations". The 17 year old murderer was missing quite a few marbles to start with, plus he was dealing (and pbb USING) drugs at the time. That 17year old misfit is ruining it for us normal gamers.
Ok...lets get something straight right from the very beginning. I am a total supporter of free speech and the right to fairly express one's self. What really irritates me is when something like this happens. I feel deep sorrow for the family that lost their loved one. I feel pity for the person that did the deed b/c I hope that maybe their actions may have brought about a stern realization of their newer reality. In any event, it IS NOT, repeat, NOT, the fault of the game nor the game maker. Simply put, Doom 3 represents a story that is equivelent to any science fiction novel. Yes, it may be what some consider "over-the-edge" in the violence catagory, but certainly not as extreme as what you might see on TV during primetime hours. Instead of focusing on the negative aspect, I praise those that bust their backs to go out and make the money to buy a high end video card or more memory just to be able to play the game! There is no shame in working at a rathole to honestly pursue what you are a faan of, in this case,a simple computer game. It is simply a story that fans love and a way to pass time by playing the game. People always want to blame something that cannot defend itself, in this case, the game. It IS, however, the responsibility of the parents to make sure that the game is appropriate for their household. The ESRB rating, the guidelines for the content in a piece of software, should be the first indicator as to what the content really is. After all, that is why the system was made! Secondly, it is the responsibility of the retailer to insure that those guidelines are met. Again, a parent should know what activities their children are involved in at all times. If abnormal or eradic behavior is detected, then it should be addressed IMMEDIATELY. But dont blame something like a game for the areas YOU are falling short in.
Totally agreed. It's terrible what happened, but DON'T BLAME DOOM3! :mad:
Very nice ccoleman50! This i hope will clear things up a bit. I totally 100% agree with everything.