Crimes inspired by video games: (in Off-topic)

AdminShade December 21 2005 10:25 AM EST

click for the list, which goes back to 1972
WARNING: some lines have unPG words in them

Mem December 21 2005 11:25 AM EST

You sure you should be linking to that page, Shade? It has some very un-PG content...

CmdrHawkeye December 21 2005 11:46 AM EST

blaming crimes on video games is a scapegoat take the blame for your own mistakes instead of blaming it on others. You make the decision to commit the crime not the video game.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] December 21 2005 11:50 AM EST

The decision comes after the idea. And there may also be something to be said for brain rot having something to do with a lessened ability to make sensible decisions.

CmdrHawkeye December 21 2005 11:53 AM EST

Okay I can see what your saying but I still wish ppl would grow up and stop blaming others for their own mistakes. Just because someone else does it (real or otherwise) doesn't mean you should but that goes back to human morals and I will leave that for another day.

QBOddBird December 21 2005 11:56 AM EST

er, did you two actually read that?

Rathershady December 21 2005 11:56 AM EST

To borrow a line from - Read The Freakin Article. It was a spoof, and a clever one at that (though some of those references were a bit obscure).

deathwake December 21 2005 11:58 AM EST

How come video games are always targeted? What about violent movies or abusive parents or people who are involved with gangs? How come its always the video games fault?

CmdrHawkeye December 21 2005 12:02 PM EST

No I didn't read the article. I was in essence debating on the topic of the post which was Crime inspired by video games. I am quite brash when it comes to arguing my views so I usually overlook the small stuff. (like reading the article hehe)

QBOddBird December 21 2005 12:02 PM EST

August 5th - An Italian man, believed to be a habitual user of hallucinogenic mushrooms, crushed several people and turtles to death by jumping on them.

Who wouldn't blame Mario? For those who have been reading and debating, really. It is clever sarcasm. Please, read the article first....

CmdrHawkeye December 21 2005 12:04 PM EST

lol that is funny shame I didn't read the article. But oh well I like to debate.

deathwake December 21 2005 12:09 PM EST

ha im with Hawkeye lol

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] December 21 2005 12:52 PM EST

It's not the Video games, it's people's use of their own common sense, which people seem to have none of if they have a story relating them to a game which involves killing someone or something...

AdminShade December 21 2005 1:09 PM EST

All those things are fake and all link to a certain video game...

maulaxe December 21 2005 1:41 PM EST

September 8th - The first video game related shooting death occurred when a hunter, embarassed that he missed with several consecutive shots, drove around town shooting any dog that he saw. The obviously insane man swore that he heard the dogs laughing at him. Fotunately the dogs, being utterly impervious to damage, were not harmed.
December 22nd - A Wal-Mart shoplifter was arrested when the store's manager noticed that a dog was bringing products to a man just outside the shop.

thank you. haven't laughed that hard in a while.

MaLicious [Ascendancy] December 21 2005 2:14 PM EST

I enjoyed that thoroughly thanks for the laugh it was well needed.

Emin3nt December 23 2005 11:54 PM EST

January 23rd - A man in New York was killed by a tennis ball thrown with high velocity at his head. The criminal claimed that he didn't think balls could go fast.

LOLOLOL. Ok ok ok.... so pretend you're seventeen and a half like me and re-read the second sentence.
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