At 5/4/13 05:46 PM, alternativesolution wrote:
At 5/4/13 05:33 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
The parents bought their clearly mentally ill son a fucking gun as a present when he was 11 years old.I agree completely.
I'm pretty sure that's called bad parenting.
I don't particularly care for the game... at all...okay I hate it. What do I think is that, especially for this kid, that game was probably not helping his situation... I mean, he SHOT HIS MOTHER and did not appear to think that that would have any effect? Nope.. Not until he sees her bleeding to death, not responding....dead. Things like that only happen in games, where it does not affect you physically ...because it is a GAME.
I'd just like to mention that I hate the COD franchise with a passion... but blaming the game for a kid raping and killing his own mother is ludicrous.
For someone with his stability, he obviously can't seem to tell reality is very different from games... so I think in this case, while I can't guarantee the game has caused any of this to happen, it has certainly not helped one bit...
Personally I think he is way too young to be playing that game in the first place, and the whole buying your kid a gun thing was just so, so stupid. So much wrong here. Aghhhhh.
I agree with that... but that's not the game's fault... again, it's up to the parents to regulate what their kids should or shouldn't be doing. The game didn't put a gun in the kids hands, nor did it tell him to shoot his mother. If he can't tell game from reality, he isn't right in the head to begin with, be it the fault of an illness or the parents not enforcing reality on the kid.
I just hate it when people like Jack Thompson come along and say shit like, "This person murdered someone because they play video games."
It's just as bad as the people who bash on musicians (Marilyn Manson is a big one on this line of thought) for the music they make, as if it's their fault someone went and shot up a school.
And yet... no one ever seems to blame Movies or TV shows... when they're the worst offenders of all. Rape in a movie? No one even bats an eyelash... But if someone breathes on the neck of a woman in a game, it's considered rape and everyone throws a fit (The new Tomb Raider).
Not saying people should be blaming movies, because it's not the fault of any medium of entertainment, people don't become murderers or psychopaths because they listen to, or watch, anything in particular, they often murder people because they have issues that they, or their family, don't take the time to get help for.