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Submitted by CaptainCamper 1220d ago | news

Resident Evil Blamed For UK Murder

A UK based newspaper published in Norfolk has blamed the torturing and murder of a man on the popular survival horror franchise, Resident Evil. (PC, PS3, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360)

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moegooner88  +   1220d ago
"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
omi25p  +   1220d ago | Funny
No cooking mama taught him to boil water.
thorstein  +   1220d ago
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
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ChronoJoe  +   1220d ago
Doesn't really sound like it was blamed, just likened to? Might be wrong.
knowyourstuff  +   1220d ago
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.
adorie  +   1220d ago
LMAO!
BongSmack  +   1220d ago
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.
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andibandit  +   1220d ago
the whole reason RE got mentioned in this is because one of the killers comapared the act with Resident Evil.
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Spinal  +   1220d ago
Looooooool funniest comment ever.
gaffyh  +   1220d ago
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.
geddesmond  +   1220d ago
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.
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1220d ago
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
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CalvinKlein  +   1220d ago
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.
kparks  +   1219d ago
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!!
Cajun Chicken  +   1220d ago | Funny
And I bet the Saw collection of movies next to his two games were ignored.
CaptainCamper  +   1220d ago
Lmao, probably not far off with that comment :D
Hellsvacancy  +   1220d ago
Playing Res 6 may make me want to do that to myself, but not someone else

Who takes newspapers seriously anyway?
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CaptainCamper  +   1220d ago
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
richierich  +   1220d ago
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
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LiquidSword93  +   1220d ago
What?....how bizarre. Feel sorry for the guy.
HammadTheBeast  +   1220d ago
It must have been grueling... RIP.
AzaziL  +   1219d ago
Too bad an eye for an eye cannot apply to this case, some people really deserve the punishment they brought upon others.
Pintheshadows  +   1220d ago
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.
HaMM4R  +   1220d ago
Or Wisbech
mac_sparrow  +   1220d ago
A couple of Norfolkians above me I see. The mentioning of Wisbech surely puts you in King's Lynn right?
Pintheshadows  +   1220d ago
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'.
thorstein  +   1220d ago
Or New Jersey.
Pintheshadows  +   1220d ago
Haha, I never thought i'd hear someone compare Great Yarmouth to New Jersey.
RedSoakedSponge  +   1220d ago
Norwich FTW!!! XD
Animal Mutha 76  +   1219d ago
Swaffham FTW!

And yes Jaywick is worse than Yarmouth.
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Perjoss  +   1220d ago
I blame real life murders for being the inspiration for violent video games.
mafiahajeri  +   1220d ago
Nice oxymoron lol
AllroundGamer  +   1220d ago
it was all a plan by Crapcom... making the next RE so bad, that people would go on a rampage.
RAFFwaff  +   1220d ago
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....
MariaHelFutura  +   1220d ago
What else is new?
GTRrocker666  +   1220d ago
I would have believed this story if it was a suicide
dennett316  +   1220d ago
The newspaper didn't blame the murder on Resident Evil, one of the murderers made the comparison in a sad effort for more publicity and a possible defence for their actions by implying the game made them do it.

And no, Resident Evil isn't about horrific torture on this level. This headline is more sensationalist than the comment by the killer...the paper didn't blame the game, they reported that one of the killers mentioned it. Now it's suddenly the Resident Evil murder...sad that the real story gets hidden behind the sensationalist crap, just what the killer wanted.
Tetsujin  +   1220d ago
You know the media, they needed something to blame (not the newspaper but another source) and they found it
Pintheshadows  +   1220d ago
Surprise surprise, it was originally the Daily Mail who ran with this story.

The same publication that thinks everything gives you cancer.
BongSmack  +   1220d ago
is that sarcasm? I'm just wondering if you're really surprised or not, since it seems to me the article hasn't actually made any accusations.
TopDudeMan  +   1220d ago
Must have been them darn video games and their violence. They sound like bloody technophobic grandparents.
Cam977  +   1220d ago
Is he sure the local butcher wasn't responsible? They are very violent in how they cut up meat!
Pintheshadows  +   1220d ago
My local butcher is funny.

He told me a great story once. His then 12 year old son had been doing poorly in school and had got into a few fights. Telling me he'd tried regular discipline and it hadn't sunk in he decided to get imaginative. Waiting for his son to be asleep for at least an/a (a hour doesn't sound right) hour, he donned a white apron which he had smeared in blood, and a surgical mask and burst into his sons room brandishing a carving knife and jumped onto the foot of his sons bed breathing heavily.

The moral of the story. Don't mess with butchers, they're mental.
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cpayne93  +   1220d ago
Holy shit I would probably piss myself if that happened.
mynameisEvil  +   1220d ago
There was a butcher named Pete (at least I think it was Pete). From what I remember, he loved choppin' up all the women's meat.

But, yeah...
BongSmack  +   1220d ago
He's hackin' and wackin' and smackin'
hadouken182  +   1220d ago
Noone cares.
Dogswithguns  +   1220d ago
And they gave this game a super low scores on the reviews.. ?!
InTheLab  +   1220d ago
Meanwhile, thousands die every year in the name of various fictitious magic men named Jesus and Moh...oops....just saying that gets you and RPG to the face...
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Deadpool616  +   1220d ago
I didn't expect you to be so intolerant of others beliefs. I'm disappointed in this comment.
InTheLab  +   1219d ago
Cant please everyone.

And the fact that I'm not a true believer does not mean I'm intolerant.

I thought my comment was historically accurate but if I'm wrong, I don't mind being corrected...
greatcrusader44  +   1220d ago
Ah yes because Jesus and Mohammad weren't real people at all, totally fictitious. /sarcasm
Bonerboy  +   1220d ago
Awesome!
Lordchunk  +   1220d ago
wow all you people telling stories about absolute crap what is wrong with you people the story is a man was tortured no need to talk about crap.
jd666  +   1220d ago
It's easier than doing real journalism I suppose!!
007Bond  +   1220d ago
This is what happens when the child is born into a screwed up family, or is raised the wrong way.
chiefdog11  +   1220d ago
Typical, gotta place the blame on anything else except for where it belongs. Same way every time someone commits a "satanic" killing it's the fault of Slayer or some other similar band. No one can take responsibility for their own actions anymore.
CaptainCamper  +   1220d ago
To those of you more knowledgeable about Resident Evil 6. Does this actually relate to anything in the game at all?
jghvhv  +   1220d ago
Nope,nothing.I don't know how RE can be blamed for this.
dennett316  +   1220d ago
It's not about Resident Evil 6 specifically....the murder occurred in May, they just mentioned "Resident Evil".
And again, no-one was really blaming the game, just the killers used that name to describe the aftermath of what they'd done.
SaffronCurse  +   1220d ago
Grand theft auto taught me how to drive
Rivitur  +   1220d ago
Weird Mario Kart taught me but now I swerve every time I see a banana peel on the road.
Acadius  +   1220d ago
I feel horrible for the victim. I can't imagine that kind of torture. My heart goes out to the family of the victim.
Richdad  +   1220d ago
yes I agree this is no joke. The injury done to the victim was horrible. I cannot believe how can some one do something like that even to an enemy.

Killing is really bad. BUt a tourture killing like this is insane, inhuman and a sin to the greatest degree.
Whore_Mouth  +   1220d ago
Or you could blame the 42 year old dude that most likely got into the two younger peoples heads.
AzaziL  +   1219d ago
Amazing how that went completely ignored, figuring the perp was only a couple years younger than the vic, this was more a premeditated act than a random one.
GamerEuphoria  +   1220d ago
This is hugely misleading, the game has never been blamed for the killing. All that was said was the murder looked like something from Resident Evil. Shame on you for exploiting and misleading, much like most of the news papers we all criticize.
Kopite_2020  +   1220d ago
This has come from one of the killers saying the scene was like Resident Evil, considering what he did I don't think we should be taking his comments literally.
kma2k  +   1220d ago
Wait i cant be the only one who caught the fact that the murder says according the article in may but yet re6 came out last week? The murdered was from the future?
Sarcasm  +   1220d ago
They didn't say Resident Evil 6, just Resident Evil.

Although it still makes no sense how it has zero relations to that franchise.

This is just a sadistic act by insane people.
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