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Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:50 PM Reply

Kyle Russel, 16, committed suicide by hanging himself in his basement after, reportedly, spending too much time playing the game "Final Fantasy XI". According to Russel's friends and mother who witnessed him playing the game, he spent all of his time in the land known as "Promyvion", a dark, depressing area filled with flesh eating zombies and giant spiders.

In a suicide note Russel left in his room, he wrote how depressed the land of "Promyvion" made him feel and how the atmosphere of the place made him feel like nothing would ever get any better.

In his final note, the Palo Alto High School sophomore made particular mention of one "quest" in which an entire nation is brutally slaughtered by "The Empty" who were searching for Bahamut. In this particular quest, the nation knew nothing of the aforementioned Bahamut, but were murdered anyway.

"This is the material our children are being exposed to on a daily basis," says Russel's mother, Stacy. "They play these games loaded with depressing content, it's enough to make anyone want to end it all."

Stacy Russel, a math teacher at Palo Alto High School, is petitioning to have content in all video games reviewed and if possible censored.

"We have so much hate and depression in our everyday lives, children don't need anymore of it in these games," says Russel.

Saw it in school on the paper. Didnt see which one tho I was in a rush but wow. Over a game? holy shit. Its the media instatly blaming a game DEATH TO THE MEDIA.

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:51 PM Reply

What a loser.


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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:52 PM Reply

ill try that good idea

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:52 PM Reply

it was bound to happen sometime


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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:52 PM Reply

that's got to be a load of horse-shit!

I want a link!

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:53 PM Reply

Wow, he deserved to die. :/

suicide over a game?!

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:53 PM Reply

Iam looking for a link now.

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:53 PM Reply

At 4/13/05 08:51 PM, GoryBlizzard wrote: What a loser.

Yeah, who kills themselves over a fucking video game??

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:55 PM Reply

I saw a thing where a kid shot himself in the head after he lost his everquest account

what the fuck is wrong with our world?

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:56 PM Reply

It's a god damned game. >:(

Now if I was playing a game and it depressed me to the point where I thought nothing would ever cheer up in life, I wouldn't keep playing it. There comes a point when you have to step away from the damned game. It's sad and all that he died, especially at such a young age, but sill what a dumbass.


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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:56 PM Reply

*scratches head, itches nuts, shrugs shoulders* fuck 'em... one less moron to pollute the planet... we should feel so lucky to be rid of that waste of oxygen and rejoice at the fact that he didnt inpregnate anyone

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:58 PM Reply

Maybe he did it because of how incredibly mediocre the game is.

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:58 PM Reply

At 4/13/05 08:50 PM, Animekid9 wrote:
Saw it in school on the paper. Didnt see which one tho I was in a rush but wow. Over a game? holy shit. Its the media instatly blaming a game DEATH TO THE MEDIA.

So he must've been playing for quite some time to talk about it so much.

YET HIS MOM DIDN"T KNOW HE WAS SAD OVER IT?!?!!?!??

WTF IS HIS MOM DOING? I THINK SHE IS TO BLAME TOO!

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 08:59 PM Reply

I think in this case, it's probably his mother's fault. She says she wants all video game material to be "reviewed and possibly censored." See, some of us in the world are actually grown up enough to play video games with violence and nudity, but by doing this, where's the fun? Apparently she would rather have video game companies change what they are showing in their products rather than, you know, be a responsible parent.

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:00 PM Reply

At 4/13/05 08:53 PM, _Artillery_ wrote:
At 4/13/05 08:51 PM, GoryBlizzard wrote: What a loser.
Yeah, who kills themselves over a fucking video game??

A loser.

"Omg, the land of sunshine and fairies is actually just the land of sadness and unhappy faces :(!! I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE!!!!!"

It's hard to feel sorry for someone who bases their morality on a video game...

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:01 PM Reply

hmmm and to kinda oppose my last subject matter.... i thought about killin myself after playin FFX-2 that game sucked hardcore.... i couldnt believe i bought it new.... WTF its back on the shelf... i just threw it in the dumpster an hour ago.... this has been accuring for a year now.... omg it is the antichrist...

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:02 PM Reply

Zombies and spiders depress me, brb, gonna hang myself :)

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:03 PM Reply

At 4/13/05 09:00 PM, Slaker4012 wrote: "Omg, the land of sunshine and fairies is actually just the land of sadness and unhappy faces :(!! I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE!!!!!"

No now ur talking about rolanberry fields :P

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:05 PM Reply

I know you can get depressed by hearing some kind of music (oh noes em0!), but becoming depressed by playing FFXI?! WTF?!?!!!?

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:06 PM Reply

If you're that weak to lose your will in a video game you deserve to die.
We don't need these kind of people in our world filled with machoism :D


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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:09 PM Reply

yeah, damn those video games! Instead of being a responsible parent, I'll blame it on the media. Then the FCC will come in and try to take over the video game industry with "child friendly games" and no "mature rated" games. isn't America awesome?

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:11 PM Reply

The media are bastards they blame everything before they can get a fucken story. How much you wanna bet that kid was abused by his parents.

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:14 PM Reply

Whats next? Doom 3?

*note from kid that played doom 3*
I am too lonely, and there are so many demons in my world. I hear the suffering of others and satan likes to play tricks on me.

It could happen if something like final fantasy got blamed.

Manhunt? It was blamed alot.
Final Fantasy? WTF? Its a goddamn fantasy game. its the kid's problem if he can't tell the difference between real or not.

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:15 PM Reply

well thats one less idiot we have to worry about


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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:18 PM Reply

I hate people that blame video games for this kind of stuff. Even if he did do it over the video game, that's one idiot out of the world that has commited suicide over a video game. People commit suicide because they get rejected when asking people out, perhaps we should ban dating? It's not the video games fault if the person is a fucking idiot. I say if they are retarded enough to do something over a game, don't let them play it.


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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:26 PM Reply

He killed himself over a game huh? I think he was just a mentally ill teen who happened to be playing the game and decided to kill himslef cause he couldn't beat the boss or something... No but really over a fucking gmae! geez!


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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:32 PM Reply

I did a search for the kids name, nothing about this "incident" was found.

Sounds bogus to me.

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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:33 PM Reply

check under the floorboards. there has to be something. manhunt. gta. ANYTHING!!! this has to be a load of horse shit!!! let me guess this straight, FINAL.....FANTASY?!?! wait, FINAL.....FANTASY?!?! ROTFLMAO!!!!!! w.t.f, have you heard of moving to a different place. he didn't have to be in the "very scary for emos" world. he could of gone to the "land with white fluffy bunnys" world, a.k.a teletubbie world. ffx-2 sucked a load of horse shit as well. ff 7 rules all!!! vincent valatine is the best ff charecter........just getting that out the way and making a gap before more shit about emos. "ooohhhh nnnoooooozzzzz! they can kill!!!!!!! i muzt kill meself. emo and uninventive style!!!" jesus. and hes 16?!?! jesus!!! i'm that bit happy hes dead. 1 emo down, another infinity to go!!! bastards......people like them make manhunt and gta seem really bad....has he heard of going out instead of playing it. if it's making him cry so much. and his maths teacher is a hore "oh noz!!! review all games!!!! that makez it better!!! much better!!!" they should kill her too. suicide is bound to happen. that emo was going to kill himself 1 day anyway. i mean, all they are doing is post-poning the unavoidable. whats next....."oh noz! they ran out of ham burgers at the canteen (or mcdonalds). muzt kill meself!!! emo and uninventive!!!!" if they are killing them selfs BE FUCKING INVENTIVE!!!!! like drinking petrol then swallowing a lit match. that works. :). at least it's abit intresting and inventive. btw, sorry about the loads of spelling mistakes.....anyway, i'm finished......FOR NOW!!


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Response to Teen Suicides After Playing Ffxi Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 09:33 PM Reply

At 4/13/05 08:55 PM, Mp3_Lock wrote: I saw a thing where a kid shot himself in the head after he lost his everquest account

I play everquest, and I don't take it THAT DAMNED SERIOUSLY! It's not as addicting as they say, I haven't really played it for a week or so, because I don't FEEL LIKE IT.
And about this blaming the media stuff, yeah, it's annoying, it's the damned parent's fault for not monitering what their child is playing, though video games won't severly affect ANYONE unless either:

A.) Their parents didn't teach them right from wrong, real from fiction, etc.

B.) They we're messed up in the head in the first place.

Lots of parents would buy Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for a seven-year-old, because they don't bother looking into the game, the ratings, and what is in the game.
And also, it's not WHAT the game is rated, it's what it's rated that FOR! I've seen games rated T for MILD VIOLENCE! WTF?
And also, I hate it when there are parents that won't let kids play games with blood/gore in them, it won't impact them in any way, except make them faint at the sight of blood.
You know what? If they're offended by it, they wont play the game! Common sense!