A UK based newspaper published in Norfolk has blamed the torturing and murder of a man on the popular survival horror franchise, Resident Evil.
"The attack included horrible acts of mutilation such as pouring boiling water on the victim and inflicting cuts and burns all over his body", i am guessing Resident Evil taught him this as well /s
No cooking mama taught him to boil water.
So, he didn't learn any of it from the Inquisition? nor current Sharia Law? nor from the Bible or Torah? No, from a video game about killing Zombies. That's believable!/s
Doesn't really sound like it was blamed, just likened to? Might be wrong.
There is a reason the British press has been credited as being nothing more than a giant tabloid fest full of nonsense, it's even worse than the US and that's unbelievably hard to accomplish. Unlike thorstein ^ and others looking for a scapegoat, there is no one to blame but the killer himself, period.
The paper that reported this didn't make any mistakes, MMOGameCentral however dropped the ball with the misleading headline-no one *blamed* resident evil for the killings (according to the article "The *comparison* to the Resident Evil games came from one of the killers as he *compared* the alcohol driven attack to the graphic video-games"). So yeah no blame just a comparison. I Definitely agree only the killers can be blamed.
the whole reason RE got mentioned in this is because one of the killers comapared the act with Resident Evil.
Looooooool funniest comment ever.
This is based on info from "one of the killers", who most likely was trying to get off a murder charge by "blaming it on video games", which obviously didn't work. What they did to this guy was plain sick.
A game doesn't give you the will and darkness needed to kill someone. If someone has premeditated murder on their minds its down to traumatic events in their lives, a very bad up bringing or they're just natural born killers as some would say. There is no torture like that in any of the RE games I've played and I've played 9 or 10 different RE games. I don't even remember any type of torture in the games what so ever but it has been years since I've played some of the titles.
Minor charges were placed against Mr. Roys, Mr. Brown and Ms. Cooke. But the video game series itself will face the death penalty. Update: The prisoner Resident Evil was taken over to Capcom headquarters to await it's execution. Update: After being brutally tortured with 3 devastating tools (torture tools only known as RE5, RE:ORC and RE6) the game was officially announced dead on October 2, 2012 at the young age of only 6. R.I.P Resident Evil 1998-2012
I think they should all get shot for doing that. Or at least life in prison or the death(what we do to best friend dogs peaceful death)penalty. This has nothing to do with resident evil but if you commit sadistic acts mentioning a videogame at your trial gets you at least -10 years from your sentence usually.
No the should tie them all down and do to them what they did to this poor guy and see how they like it! STREET JUSTICE STYLE!!
And I bet the Saw collection of movies next to his two games were ignored.
Lmao, probably not far off with that comment :D
Playing Res 6 may make me want to do that to myself, but not someone else Who takes newspapers seriously anyway?
They aim for a totally different demographic to video-games. I don't know anyone under 40 that reads a newspaper and most of them think video-games are the work of Satan. So makes sense to pin the blame on a computer game :D
They said this was blamed on the survival horror franchise Resident Evil, this isnt a survival horror franchise last time I checked infact it hasnt been for over 11 years
What?....how bizarre. Feel sorry for the guy.
It must have been grueling... RIP.
Too bad an eye for an eye cannot apply to this case, some people really deserve the punishment they brought upon others.
I live in Norfolk and trust me when I say this. These 'people' did not become this disturbed from playing Resi. They were disturbed and twisted as they were all from Yarmouth. The only place worse than Yarmouth is Jaywick in Essex.
A couple of Norfolkians above me I see. The mentioning of Wisbech surely puts you in King's Lynn right?
If I mention Birmingham does that put me in an adjacent town? Of course not. You know there is this amazing thing called 'going to other places'.
Or New Jersey.
Haha, I never thought i'd hear someone compare Great Yarmouth to New Jersey.
Norwich FTW!!! XD
Swaffham FTW! And yes Jaywick is worse than Yarmouth.
I blame real life murders for being the inspiration for violent video games.
Nice oxymoron lol
it was all a plan by Crapcom... making the next RE so bad, that people would go on a rampage.
As the murderer was taken into custody, he was apparently heard shouting that Dead Space is NOT as good as Resi, and that Jesus had agreed with him during bingo the day before....