Yeah so once again we see video games are the root of all evil!
What a good excuse ~~
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
I guess you want me to tell youhow fucked up that kid must have been.
There you go.
But he has not to worry, he can use the console to cheat his way out of prison.
Or alteast try.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
It sounds like he got a lawyer to spin some BS defence. I doubt he seriously believed it.
Did that guy really have to shove the blame onto video games and give everyone something else to blame the gaming community on?
doompig444;4920992Did that guy really have to shove the blame onto video games and give everyone something else to blame the gaming community on?
Of course he did. Video games are the perfect scapegoat. But, what everyone fails to realize is that when they use the excuse "violent games made him violent", why not attribute good guitar skills to Rock Band? Why am I not a rock star yet damn it?!
Clearly my Xbox is broken. =p
...did not understand that people don't respawn in the real world...
Who would ever think that people would respawn in the real world? Come on, they can say that the video game caused him to do this because he didn't understand someone would die if you kill them? This kid, was, probably addicted to the game but not everyone is like that. I personally don't find video games addictive. Sure, I'm a fan of the Halo series but I can easily stop playing it and I often get bored while playing games. So its not the games fault though some games are really not that good and don't have a positive influence you can't really blame them. Fantasy and reality are two different worlds and I can't see how you can compare the two or blame one because of something that happened in the other.
Oh my god...
That kid needs help man...
Keep honking im reloading
19th September 2006
Well, did he get point for the kill at least? Or is that considered a team-kill?
On a serious note: That defense is pretty BS in my opinion as well. What human being older than let's say, ten years old doesn't understand the simple concept of "once something dies/is killed, it tends to remain that way."?
I don't doubt that someone could believe that, but they would have to be severely mentally disturbed to begin with. It's possible that some people can be negatively influenced by video games, and media in general, but it would be because they already have issues. Video games alone are not going to drive someone to murder.