The Highlander writes: A 15-year-old Marble Falls boy remains in critical condition at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin with a gunshot wound to the head after what a parent said may have been instigated by a video game called God of War.
sounds to me like another bad parent is trying to blame video games again... 15 year old playing GoW...not to mention having a gun out in the open for a 13 year old to get... the parents should go to jail for child abuse.
i don't know how responsible GOW was for this one but this was clearly the fault of the parents leaving guns out in the open. The level of guns and violence in the US is getting out of control. I think its time they embrace stricter gun policies. With the level of violence people are exposed to everyday and their fragile psyche's, these things are bound to happen. So the re-route the original issue and blame it on video games
I blame Kratos for this. He's always killing everyone with his stupid pistol. The kid who shot the other kid was just trying to be like Kratos.
Sonarus - We don't really need stricter gun laws in the US. We already have enough. How about going after people who leave their guns out in the open not locked up? I'm not into guns myself but my dad is. And he keeps them locked up in a safe that is bolted to the floor. And he has no kids living in his house. People with guns need to be more responsible.
I'm sorry, even if they were playing COD4, still had nothing to do with video games...like cmon, think about it... A .22 caliber gun laid out, with kids....I'm sorry but thats just natural selection too me..... Parents fault... I guess lawn darts didn't get everyone..
"gunshot wound to the head..." and... "...without saying a word, shot the 15-year-old boy in the head, the parent said." Sounds like attempted murder to me. Blind Lemmings, Soft Justice Makes Hardened Criminals.
I say throw away the key on this little psycho.
How about 1000s of people who get shot over sneakers, coats, jackets, money??
The media likes to point fingers at video games. I bet somebody got shot over a Twix candy bar.
yea good point , the thing is they like to attack video games but there are much worst things people get shot over that never make the news...
Around my way its not uncommon to see people getting shot over Eddie bauer coats or North Face coats.. or anything really that may hold value....if someone walks up to you and wants your coat ..if you dont have a gun on you, then your giving them that coat unless they dont have a gun of course
People get shot all the time for money. We must ban money. Money is no good.
At approximately 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, two youth were visiting the 13-year-old boy at his grandmother's residence, located at 1209 Johnson St., when the 13-year-old decided to retrieve bullets for a gun, which was already out, while the other two boys sat on the couch "insert anything", according to one of the parents. It could be anything, why highlight a video game? If It was watching cartoons then I guess they wouldn't mention anything about it. If it was "making out", then the headline would say "Teen shot over homoseuality".
If you keep posting this crap it will only contribute to the typical 'blame it on videogames' non-discussion going on.
Just ignore the trolls (silly parents/media) and stop posting this sh*t.
Some things in life are better to be ignored. There's no point in trying to have a sensible discussion with ignorant fanboys for example, as there's just no reasoning with them.
With these parents it's the same, they know bloody well it's their own fault. Atleast, more so than the videogames and they never have any valid arguments to back up their statements. They're just looking for attention and the media will jump right on the hype bandwagon and it all leads to nothing.
Just ignore them and they will realise that they're not getting the attention they want and will look for other means to get the desired results.
Edit: I see you removed your original post. Oh well.
haha sorry... I wasnt completely happy with what i said.
I see what your saying. Its a very complex issue.
marble falls? jk
in this article do you see God of War as the cause of this, all it says is that the boys were playing God of War when the kid came in and shot him. If anyone actually uses this for an anti video game argument then they are retarded.
isn't GOW for Mature audience ? As I recall ... yeah it is and the parent let them play it... and a GUN OUT IN THE OPEN... who's the irresponsible in this ? games or the parent ? hmmmm.... let me think(sarcasm)
Since when do you shoot people in God of War?
GoW1 Kratos has the Zeus Lightning and in GoW2 he has, in think it was Artemis Arrows or something... got to play those again...before 3 arrives, hehehehe...
First thing that struck me was it seems this kid lives with his grandma, and second why is there a 22 laying around with bullets no less? No wonder the kid turned out to be a psychopath.
.22 laying around in his grandmas house?
Kids to day. Cant just beat eachother up anymore. Some1s always gota shoot some1 dont they.
There are holes in this story...like holes the size of grand canyon.
The Media coverage of children's crimes lately is something akin to the Blind leading the Stupid.
There could've been a Nuke attack and if they found charred remains of game cases, they'd blame it on games, and the sheep would believe it, because they're stupid.
bahh... the kid is really really screw up... PS: Wait.... when does Krato use a .22 pistol in GoW?
GoW have nothing to do the boy juest pling GoW.
if a man killed when he read newspeper, that well be stoped if we say the blame go to newspeper, same thing go to Vidogames
good ol' usa
I heard 99.999999% of the murderers wear clothes. Could it be....?
if you want less shootings, screw the right to bare arms
Nice try libby.
lol. more droids with guns. never a good mix. we Xbutts are better trained from our extensive military commissioned fire arm simulations. this n00b plays [email protected]
So... the kid not playing GOW was the one who committed the violent act? So there is no connection to video games then! Anyways, the article didn't really explain much. It just gave the bare minimum of facts. Based on that information, there is no way someone can connect it to video game violence. It just so happened the victim was playing GOW when it happened. No connection.
To get the whole story it says see The Highlander. So I guess that newspaper puts their stories on their site but makes you buy the actual paper to see the real facts.
and got carded when I bought GoW last week I don't know why but It made me feel good for rest the day. So how come 13 and 15 yo got access to GoW, the answer is simple: Stupid Spoiling Irresponsible Parents, then they look to blame the games they bought themselves to cover their own guilty... And media add gas to the fire... Focking Shame!!!
You're right. We have a good rating system but irresponsible parents ignore it. Just like they ignore good gun safety. Maybe we should start banning bad parents.
What kind of sick avatar is that.
doesn't really matter what my Avatar is. We're talking about how $hitty the media is when it comes to what drives a youth to hurt another youth, but if you must know...
there's the link of the vid for your viewing pleasure. i just hope the that i don't get banned for this.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.