It's not uncommon to hear of a parent taking away their child's video games when they feel he/she is addicted. Unfortunately, one boy committed suicide after his parents declared he could no longer play.
That's pretty sad. I still have trouble grasping the idea why some people would want to kill themselves over stupid things. I know this is twisted but I would rather go out and make the world a miserable place before I kill myself.
i hope you never want to commit suicide lol.
Just maybe it was the Wii... see that what happens when you get hardcore Wii owners
There must be more to it. He must have been unhappy and depressed before hand and thought what is the point anymore. It may have nothing to do with his gaming ban or that the gaming ban was the last straw in his miserable existance.
but no one should feel sorry for the kid. That little selfish.... err, beyond selfish, kid took his life over video games. To put your friends and family through that intentionally... especially for something so trivial is beyond pathetic.... good riddance.
It is wrong to say people who commit suicide are selfish. They are in a poor mental state and obviously arn't thinking rationally. This boy must have been in a seriously depressed state to do this. Nobody commits suicide to make others feel guilty.
What's sad is the gov't blaming it on the parent's call. They're basically saying the couple killed their kid with a crap decision. That's cold.
If you completely cut off a crack addict's supply of crack, he suffers from withdrawls, goes insane, and causes harm to others. The same thing applies here. Parents should not underestimate the power of addiction, especially if it's in a situation where the addiction is the only thing providing sustenance and sanity to its abuser. Many people rely on their addictions to give their life reason, or to escape from their pain. They drink, do drugs, play games, gamble, or shop excessively. Is it the right way to deal with their problems? Certainly not. But it is a quick, if not short-lived, escape. The child may have made a foolish choice in deciding to end his life; this is unarguable. Suicide is never the best answer. But to completely declare that his choice is wrong without considering the motives behind his actions or the situation he was placed in is an even greater mistake, one that could potentially lead to great sadness, such as the case is here. Of course, he could just be a totally spoiled brat who committed suicide because he wasn't getting treated like a king. That's always a possibility too. But it is only one of many conflicting possibilities. Use wisdom. Never judge a situation based on its surface appearance. Do not view the world in pure blacks and whites. There may be far more to this than is implied.
Stupid kid.I feel bad for his parents on how they will feel responsible for the actions of a dumb child. Suicide-A permanent solution to a temporary problem
i dont know if hes necessarily stupid, maybe misguided lol i feel kind of bad for him :\
Add another victim to Natural Selection. Maybe he thought he would respawn.
Just press the Reset button...oh wait
stupid parents ffs for some people (not me) it would be like going cold turkey off heroine, why didnt they just take it off him slowly?
...Well those people dont have much of a life anyways
stupid kid seriously gaming is fun but not that fun. i bet his parents feel responsible aswell even though they shouldnt.
And the species just got .00000000001% stronger.
"I would never commit suicide but if I did, I would do it in front of a lot of people and yell something really weird right before I did it. Just to f*** with the people who saw it. Like go up to a bunch of people with a gun and just be like.. WHO F***ING FARTED!?! and blow my head off. How confused would those people be for the rest of their lives? OH MY GOD! WHAT DID THAT GUY JUST SAY? WHO F***IN FARTED? PLUG YOUR NOSE DUDE, SOME ONE FARTED AND THAT GUY JUST KILLED HIMSELF. OH MY GOD THAT MUST HAVE BEEN THE WORST FART EVER!"
That sh!t would f*ck with me big time, it would be sad at the time but would be a little more funny as time passed.
That is comedy GOLD!
is amazing! NSFW (AUDIO)
if he was so addicted to games that he had to commit suicide maybe his parents were right, he was to addicted. imagine if he lived longer and had real problems, wouldnt have lasted long anyway
Nice choice of picture - all class
Now that is what you call gaming addiction.
but eL Oh eL @ pic
This is tragic....what game was he playing. It might of been worth it. LOL joking
N4G needs an "lol" button next to "Agree" & "Disagree".
and an "?" button
I guess he literally couldn't live without video games. Lame reason to kill one's self...it's not like as if he would never to be able to play games ever again. Wait, that's exactly what happened. *facepalm*
You must need one sad life to go that low.
Cut him some slack. MOST twelve year old's are stupid. Kid's can't really appreciate just how final a decision like this is. Midgard:"imagine if he lived longer and had real problems, wouldnt have lasted long anyway" I agree but he was only twelve years old. Once you get into your 20's I think you pretty much are the person you're gonna be. There's always hope when it comes to kids.
Geez, it goes to show kids have way too much these days! Internet, cell phones, hardcore gaming systems, 100s of cable channels, etc. This kind of stuff did not happen back in the 80s for the simple fact that times were not this confusing! Simplier time and less things back then. Its very sad and not much you can do about it either. It will prolly just keep getting worse!
Nah. Kids still killed themselves back then. The only difference is that now we're blaming it on video games instead of real life problems. This kid probably had a lot of real life issues beyond his gaming addiction.
You never ever make your kid stop doing something like that cold turkey like that. Parents would have no problems if they just added insentives. I mean let him game as long as he did the stuff you had on the list. same with parents who wants there kids to get good grades but are to cheap and dumb to say if you get certain grades we will give you this cash or something like that. That is how real life works and thats what parents need to do.
If u cn play cops n robberz wit ur child, why cnt u play fifa with ur boy too? I'll introduce my kidz to gaming and teach em the way of th samurai (jrpgs)
I dont even feel sorry for him If hes willing to end his life over something like video games. The worst part is that his parents will feel really bad about it, though they shouldnt
...that this game was an MMO. People get so attached to these games that it literally becomes their lives and they aren't happy unless they're playing. Having his life taken away in a flash like that was probably more than the little dude could bare. It was stupid of him and given time he would of gotten over it and probably felt stupid about even thinking of killing himself over the game...but when people get that depressed all rational thought goes out the window.
... It is nice to see his theories still work.
is truly sad a good friend of mine killed her self not to long ago although she had a hard life it just sad wen some one make such a choice it just not worth it
This kid is smiling. He made the front page of N4G. =)
@ 1.7 poetry.
Don't be mad at me, but, that's one less emo retard in the world. To kill yourself over this is just plain idiotic.
I have played almost every AAA-title out there, I wouldn't even sacrifice my lunch just to gain half an hour. There's not one game out there worth killing yourself, not a single one.
The parents parenting led to the kids suicide. The parents had the boy live on video games and then decide to pull him off?
..its sad to hear about the death... But before stamping "VIDEOGAME" on the title, maybe "depression" / "psychological disbalance" or "paranting / family problems" would be far more precise maybe? What about all the NON videogame related suicides / deaths...oh those are different because...well... I rest my point.
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