Thirteen-year-old held on murder charge in stabbing of brother

Authorities near Philadelphia say a 13-year-old boy fatally stabbed his brother with a steak knife -- over a video game. Full Story
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DC tells it like it is

Knoxville, TN

#43 Jul 20, 2007
I can't, Ticked. Sorry.

I could only answer your question to the best of my hillbillyity.
Ticked

Murfreesboro, TN

#44 Jul 20, 2007
My point is that most gamers don't display the negative behaviors that are often attributed to video gamers. Therefore, any blanket statement that suggests that video games affect people a certain way is suspect at best, and absurd at worst.

To look at one example, the Columbine killers were said to have played Doom a lot, so some people went on a "video games made them do it" rant. But clearly not every gamer kills people, so understanding a situation like this requires looking at the individuals, their life experiences, etc.
DC tells it like it is

Knoxville, TN

#45 Jul 20, 2007
Ticked wrote:
My point is that most gamers don't display the negative behaviors that are often attributed to video gamers. Therefore, any blanket statement that suggests that video games affect people a certain way is suspect at best, and absurd at worst.
To look at one example, the Columbine killers were said to have played Doom a lot, so some people went on a "video games made them do it" rant. But clearly not every gamer kills people, so understanding a situation like this requires looking at the individuals, their life experiences, etc.
I studied the Columbine killers. One was on a drug to cure his hyperactivity. Sorry I don't know the name of the medicine and have managed to have the information on a comp that is down at the time and shall be for some time to come.

I lack common sense to back up.

But once again, I did watch the evolution of the Nintendo game. So at best can put that in the mix.

But as stated, and I strongly agree with this. There needs to be parents responsible for the children at all times in all things.

Are we good?

“Doubt: it's good for you. ”

Since: Jan 07

Maryville, TN

#46 Jul 20, 2007
Oh noes! Some kid did sumthin stupid!!1one1!eleven! Teh vilent video games r 2 blam! We muST BAN THEM IMEDEATLY11!

...seriously, however, the game didn't make this kid do anything. Saying that playing violent games causes violence is like saying that driving an expensive car causes a person to become rich.

It's really the other way around. Violent people are naturally drawn to violent media (such as books, movies, and video games) just as someone who is rich is more likely to drive an expensive car.

Since we're linking articles, here's an interesting one:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070403...
Ticked

Murfreesboro, TN

#47 Jul 21, 2007
I'd say so, DC. I wouldn't allow my young children (if I were a parent) to play video games with content they're not ready for any more than I would allow them to watch an R-rated movie. Not necessarily because of some effects that might or might not happen, but because such things would almost certainly destroy their innocence.

Granted, the world will do that anyway, but there's no sense in the parent prematurely helping that process along.
DC tells it like it is

Knoxville, TN

#48 Jul 22, 2007
Good to know, Ticked. Thanks.

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