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Submitted by Candlestickmaker 2010d ago | news

German gamer murders fellow Advance Wars enthusiast

A German cyber gamer flew from all the way from Germany to the UK to kill the owner of an online forum, after becoming obsessed with the man's girlfriend.

David Heiss, 21, from Germany, killed Matthew Pyke last September by stabbing him 86 times in a "savage and sustained attack," Nottingham Crown Court was told.

Heiss was one of 40 members of the website Pyke ran: Warscentral.com, a site for enthusiasts of the game Advance Wars. Pyke went by the name Shade, on the site. (Advance Wars: Dark Conflict, advance wars: days of ruin, Advance Wars: Dual Strike, Culture, Industry, Nintendo DS)

Update Images of the girlfriend have now surfaced, for the first time. The article has been updated with these images.

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Candlestickmaker  +   2010d ago
Tragic, but...
The dude was clearly psycho.

The moral is: when a member of your forum turns up at your house unannounced... panic!
-x.Red.x-  +   2010d ago
crazy guy
damn
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Mikerra17  +   2010d ago
wow
this didnt really have anything to do with video games, but mostly a crime of phyco passion
thesummerofgeorge  +   2009d ago
This has nothing to do with gaming!
For christ sake, just cause the guys happened to play videogames.... even if it WAS over a game it still would have nothing to do with gaming. I hate it when people post this sh!t here, as if to imply video games had something to do with. Hey maybe the two guys both shared a love for the godfather trilogy, lets post this on imdb.
TheDude2dot0  +   2009d ago
That guy is a huge douche, but I don't know what the victim was thinking. Apparently the guy went to the victim's house twice to see the girlfriend. That should scream danger.
jadenkorri  +   2009d ago
@ above thesummerofgeorge
they said it had nothing to do with gaming, they met through a website, let alone, whos dumb enough to give out their address... Thinks for a second...okay i have my full address on facebook...hmmm maybe bad idea....lol
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thesummerofgeorge  +   2009d ago
@jaden...
I'm not saying the article claimed it had to do with gaming, I'm saying it doesn't belong on a gaming site like this. It's not gaming news, and when it is posted on a game site it implies that gaming had something to do with it, at least in my opinion... Cause otherwise why was it posted here? Should we post news here about anything as long as someone involved happened to play video games?
-x.Red.x-  +   2010d ago
i love advance wars
I'm just about to play days of ruin
360Hater  +   2010d ago
OWNED
.
FlameBaitGod  +   2010d ago
Wow...
Nihilism  +   2010d ago
you know what this means, games create murderers (or so the media will say), sh!t i better not sleep incase i kill myself, because i play alot
Fisherking  +   2010d ago
I guess I better stop playing warhawk before one of the many thousands of players come in one of their warhawk ships and cluster bomb me ha... It is sad that the media tries to blame games in general for violent behavior and now they are stating even non-violent games are to blame.I have been playing games for many, many years and it never once never made me think about expressing violent behavior towards others in any way shape or form. I guess according to the general media the other millions and millions of other gamers that dont commit murder(99.99% of them) are the exception on how the media blames video games for violent behavior. And you know what, this article only mentioned video games a few times and as it was explained that the only connection(if any) was that the person in question met the other 2 people in a forum based on a game, and then states at the end of the article that video game's in general or the game in question that is stated in this article is to blame for this persons violent behavior when clearly that is not even remotely the case if you read the article. The truth is video games are very therapeutic and enjoyable and have many other benefits than just being entertaining even though entertainment is one of the main points, just visit this link: http://www.google.com/searc... . Violent things/behavior have been happening since before the dawn of mankind and now video games are all of a sudden to blame, come on be realistic, there is much more to the story of why that person did what that person did and videos games was clearly not the cause in any way shape or form. I feel sorry for the victims and their families, but to blame video games for this persons violent behavior or for violent behavior in general is obviously ridiculous.
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r3xmund1  +   2010d ago
OOOOLLLLD story!
really old
Candlestickmaker  +   2010d ago
The arrest was in September (the article links back to the original September article).

But now the case is in court, hence all the new details floating to the surface.
2FootYard  +   2010d ago
Last bit of the article kind of came out of nowhere.
kewlkat007  +   2010d ago
I don't get it, like did he think he was going to get his girl?
Sickos like this usually go out by killing themselves and everyone involved. Like, "if he can't have her then nobody will" type emotions.

Man, do not put your gf out there on the web.

No way my GF would be on that damn site. It's easy to feed these guys by just answering back and leaving comments. Should of dropped the BAN hammer.
dragunrising  +   2010d ago
The scary thing is that facebook and myspace have made it even easier to stalk people. As a rule I tell all my friends (not just girls) to lock their viewable account to only friends. Also, its a good idea not to add anyone you don't personally know. Very sad story.

Its too bad games got dragged in the mud again. Always the scapegoat. Social media sites, arguably lead to more cases of rape, assault/murder, and other crimes. Games had nothing to do with the murder that transpired. Medical illness and/or pure evil should take all the blame.
kingme71  +   2010d ago
Just goes to show what kind of sickos you run into on the web and don't even know it.
nycredude  +   2010d ago
That guy looks like a sicko and a loser. If he showed up at my house I would beat him within an inch of his life and shove his DS up his ass, unless it was the Dsi, in which case I would just keep it!

Seriously this is fvcked up shiat. Clearly the guy is delusional.
kingme71  +   2010d ago
Would you retrieve the DSi post rectum shoving or would you just skip the rectum shoving altogether in that case? You might be able to just poke the stylus up there, they are rather easy to replace.
Candlestickmaker  +   2010d ago
The stylus goes in the pee-hole.
Kurylo3d  +   2010d ago
What im wondering is why these people let personal information like their home address be available to him.
nycredude  +   2010d ago
That kind of information is easily attainable if you know how and where to look. The internet has made the world a lot smaller place.

A man obsessed like this would find that info somehow!
Candlestickmaker  +   2010d ago
He found it from another dude on the forum.

Which is creepy enough, I suppose. I'm on a forum where maybe two people know my address (they were sending stuff to me). I trust those guys, but that's an avenue a psycho could find my address from.

Not that I'm too worried about any psychos being jealous of me and wanting to kill me :) No hot girlfriend :(
Information Minister  +   2010d ago
That was a lethal combination of videogames and women.

Now if you excuse me I have to go polish my collection of medieval weapons.
SprayandPreycom  +   2010d ago
ya another story was
when someone in asia think it was china lent someone a special sword in an onine game that person sold it the dude who lent it to him found where he lived and killed him see gaming policies do effect real life out comes who knows what this girl said to him they were probably sexting and talking dirty to each other but yea way to far ...
Andras84  +   2010d ago
This the video game that killed not the guy!!!! /sarcasm
Because of a videogame...yeah right. Hess killed the guy because he was in love with his gf not because he lost in A.W. game or anything like that.

There are killings like this very frequently in the world.

Hey....the Troyan War was about a woman as well :D
TwistedMetal  +   2010d ago
This is why trolls,griefers, and people who try and steal stuff or cheat someone on ebay better watch out.
I can see it now. guy sells empty box for 10,000 dollars and gets murder the next day. or guy steals xbl/game account and is hunted down by the guy he stole from. this stuff happens more often nowadays so peeps better stop being jerks.
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Candlestickmaker  +   2010d ago
I hope the girl was worth it.

But, I mean, a chick who posts on an Advance Wars forum? I doubt it.
DirtyLary  +   2010d ago
Silly DS owners.
7thNightvolley  +   2010d ago
that is justsad
kill a dude and stab him 86 times.. what coz of a girl a fckin gurl? u gotta be kidding me that dude should be shot in the head. and electrocuted to death.
may that poor lad rest in peace.
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Arkem  +   2010d ago
Actually, didn't they already run this story a while back?
zonetrooper5  +   2010d ago
I only heard about this story when I read it in the Metro today, this was some weird story, why would they even let the guy into their own home if they knew he was hitting on his GF time after time?
_Q_  +   2010d ago
God I'm so sick of
dumb ass people associating games as the reason people do stupid stuff. Some ppl are just screwed up.
dogmeat eater  +   2010d ago
Creepy
Thats why you need a good old 45 with you at all times.
jadenkorri  +   2009d ago
whats good a gun
if your sound asleep
Ariellog  +   2010d ago
oh crap
great here come the horde of helghast and locust coming to my house :(
oldsnayke  +   2010d ago
People like this should not be allowed to live.
dogmeat eater  +   2010d ago
"Here in my car I feel safest of all"
I lock all my doors.
Quadrix  +   2009d ago
I really wish the anti-christ would hurry up and do his job...
TheAnswerMan737  +   2009d ago
wow...
i hate it when people associate video games with horrible violence like that...that guy didnt stab him *86* times because he was terrible at AW or anything...he was just a psycho and he had an obsession.
Enigma_2099  +   2009d ago
I bet he watched TV and listened to music too...
... but you don't read THAT coming up in the article, do you?
Matpan  +   2009d ago
He listened to the radio too!!!!
I have always said this: The radio is the devil!!!!!
HBK619  +   2009d ago
I heard the guy drank some water, I knew that water was the DEVIL!!!

I heard he took a dump in the toilet, I knew that taking a dump was the DEVIL!!!

I like making things up, just like the media does, YAY, let's dance!
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