He couldn't get online to play Starcraft. He got furious and stabbed a girl.
wow, that is ridiclous something is wrong with that kid I hope the girl makes a full recovery
So he stabbed a 15yo girl on the street... What was going through his mind? Did he think it was her fault somehow? I hate how random these things are a guy just walks out of his house and stabs the first person he sees. The article said she survived though, thank god.
I don't even know what to say about that. The guy should be locked up in a mental house for the rest of his life for doing something like that over such a stupid reason. Glad the girl will make a recovery.
He probably thought he could get +1 attack points. It's not even like Starcraft and stabbing people are related. It would be like me playing Flight Simulators 24-7 then going and burning down a forest. What does one have to do with the other? Nothing.
Well, people can get very emotional over video games, that's for sure. Even so, it's not the video game's fault - violent people are attracted to violent video games, not the other way around.
of course something is wrong! he couldnt get on Starcraft! and that girl wasnt in the kitchen!
sometimes i wonder what has happened in this persons life, to make them so screwed up and unstable. but then again, I like my sanity.
I cant play starcraft..... SOMEBODY MUST PAY FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was probably this kid
LOL that's funny but regarding the matter, one word: PATHETIC!
"the attack has been classed as attempted manslaughter, as the teen had no intention of murdering the girl when he had left his house." How the hell can they say he had "no intention of murdering" he went and got a knife then went outside looking for someone to stab. Seem pretty well thought out to me.
I call BS too many people using Video games as a way out these days to get a lesser sentence. Or at least they think they well.
Parents, Love your children and enjoy their time. Stop disregarding them and using videogames as a way to get them "out of your hair." Parents share some of the blame as well.
Something's just wrong with him. Jack Thompson will go butt crazy for news like these.
This is why i dont play in the arcades anymore, u dont know how the other person might react if you beat them.
no intention of murdering the girl when he left his house.. he didn't plan on murdering the girl until he was outside.. heh This story is pretty vague. Maybe he was irate and the girl, who he may have disliked, was teasing him about being so enraged over a such a silly matter and instigated the shanking.
She didn't make him a sandwich while he was login in [just joking] the guys nuts.
You've got to have underline issues to do something like that. The stupiest of things can set them off. Hopefully she makes a speedy recovery.
I mean, I get pissed at videogames(watching me play Killzone 2 online, it's a riot), but this is ridiculous. I'm not even what you'd call a peaceful person and I wouldn't think of running outside and stabbing a random person.
Starcraft did it: Fact. "online games causing real life violence" god damn that makes me angry....i think people that are antisocial play games for that reason, not the other way around FOX NEWS: "playing games makes you f-ed up and anti social" Poor girl though, nerd rage is apparently serious buisness (i'm not saying that all gamers are anti social....but i'm sure we can agree that going out and seeing friends in person is more social than getting your game on...i fit in the latter category...i loves me some fallout 3)
They have tried time and time again to prove that video games cause violence. The consent is that it causes no more violence or anger then watching the news...The media isn't going to blame themselves though so they use video game as a scapegoat. I wrote a whole 10-page essay back in college on this matter after doing research. There is no proof video games lead to violence hence why Jack Thompson hasn't won a case.
Well, if they keep taking splitscreen play out of video games, then yes, it will become anti-social. I'm looking at you, Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2.
why am I picturing odion right now?
oh no you di-int!
It can't be him. Odion's logged on today hasn't he? Hasn't he?
I'm sure this happens in Halo where after 10 minutes of not being able to find a match they stab Gay Tony
This is a classic Xbot behavior That's why they are known as "stupid animals" in the wild
This is going to be happening a lot to PS3 owners once they finish Uncharted, since PS3 only has one good game.
they're are 2 uncharted games /sarcasm
go back to school kid since you dont have a life at home
sigh sad to call that kid a gamer
Gaming will become illegal soon enough and idiots like this are paving the way.
What an idiot! What's wrong with people these days? This angers me just reading about it.
like stabbing her is going to get his game back or something, that kid seriously has issues, hope the best for the girl
maybe he thought he was in the game and she was a zergling? Like this guy http://www.youtube.com/watc...
It's just depressing what's happened to modern society. Back in the day we had Son of Sam, Ted Bundy and the Charlie Manson family. These days we have angry nerds who can't log in to Star craft.
Funny how when people want to target specific demographic they come write these articles; as if the fact that they play game has anything to do with it. Imagine if everything this was done with everything else: "Baseball fan stabs girl after he can't get cable" "burger eater stabs girl after he can't get one after 11 pm." "Obama fan stabs girl after he can't get free house and cash."
Very sad I hope he gets locked up and get beaten the sh1t out of. She didn't diserve this, what was going through that kid mind? Did he think he would be able to get away with this or wat? I swear the things some people do are just plain stupid
"I WANT TO GET ONLINE... I NEED A COMPUTER!!!"
Just one more thing to blame games on without any back ground check. I would not be surprised if this person's life was screwed to begin with and not getting online sent him over the edge. The other night I tried to get in a session of Uncharted 2 multi with my boy and the servers were down due to PSN maintenance. I could've killed someone... but I didn't. Why? Background check: because the rest of my life is ok. People that use stupid excuses for bad/murderous behavior do so to hide the real facts of why they're really f#cked up. Watch as the investigation continues, the truth will come out and trust me, it ain't because of Star Craft.
but regardless of this fact or not, it still gives those damn anti-video game activist more ammo for their campaign to correlate video games and violence. God this kids a moron in every sense of the word. They need to lock him up in a nice padded room.
Doesn't sound like a StarCraft fan to me. More like a GTA one
after i seen 5 minutes from the Hannah Montanna movie i wanted to stab a 15 year old girl...but i didnt
So you couldn't play SC that day, and now you can't play ever again! GJ! Glad to hear the girl is going to be okay. What a nutjob.
He should of went for the throat
I could totally see myself stabbing my wife if I couldn't get online to play a game. The difference is that it would be with my penis. Sick phucker.
'the attack has been classed as attempted manslaughter, as the teen had no intention of murdering the girl when he had left his house' He stabbed her multiple times, but had no intention of killing her. Hmm.
The thing is. When he left his house it was not with the intention of stabbing anyone. That does make a difference. Had he planned it all out before he left it would be premeditated manslaughter.
Why did he take a knife with him then?
The thing is, he didn't plan to stab THAT exact girl, therefore it is not attempted murder. She just happened to be a target. But he's still stupid.
Now that's when your addicted to video games, best of luck to the girl.
I haven't seen Murderdolls in a while. Coincidence?
"the attack has been classed as attempted manslaughter, as the teen had no intention of murdering the girl when he had left his house." Er what? no intention of murdering the girl? Ok I could see that if he punched her or something like that, but I'm pretty sure stabbing someone multiple times qualifies as intentionally trying to murder them.
1st degree murder is classified as planning, An intentional killing by means of poison, or by lying in wait, or by any other kind of willful, deliberate and premeditated action. 2nd degree murder is classified as unintentional, Homicide committed by an individual engaged as a principal or an accomplice in the perpetration of a felony. Third Degree Murder (aka Manslaughter): Any other murder when the intent was not to kill, but to harm the victim He obviously did not plan the attack and losing an internet connection is not a crime or felony, however him attacking and stabbing was, thats why its manslaughter...thou this guy needs serious help, I've worked high speed tech support, people have called in claiming there going to kill themselves if they don't have internet soon. I've had a lady who missed two dialysis appointments while waiting for a tech to come fix her internet. I kinda laughed, personally i wouldn't miss the appointment, but man internet can't be as important as your own life...
No, the important thing here is that he wasn't of sound mind at the time. While what you say about first and second degree murder is right it wouldn't be the same thing as this(at least not in English law) where because he took the knofe oput he could be argued to be premeditating an attack-therefore the feeling that he wasn't all there is the important thing. When they, probably, found no motive for attacking THAT girl they will have looked harder at the guy's mental state and, clearly, he isn't quite right. Maybe he finds it hard to relate to people as himself and this game was his primary interaction, albeit behind a character, and that's why it became so over important to him when he felt he was unfairly denied socialisation. Barmy, certainly, but not hard to see what might have been the issues leading to this-maybe the guy has a syndrome similar to Aspbegers that makes interactions with real people very hard for him and if it was left undiagnosed I can maybe see how he's ended up feeling like his world caved in over the internet loss. Sad, really, above anything else as to do this, in a tantrum, is not normal now, is it?
Stupid idiots like these don't deserve to be in society and be locked up for good, its not the games that make people bad, its bad people making games look bad. I know knife fighting and a few a martial arts but does that make me wanna fight people? The truth is i've never been to a fight cause i believe in diplomacy and i use martial arts as a recreation to hone my mind and my body. Gaming should be the same cause it makes me forget about the world we live in for a short time so it helps me relax. I also love guns but i've never thought of shooting someone out of anger or for showing off. Idiots will always be idiots no matter what form of hobby they take.
People who play games to this extent are sick.
Yey, Sweden, lol. ^^
This article makes me want to go out and stab someone, but it's scary outside.
does that work? I mean, using human blood to cut lag? Just in Korea?
Jack Thompson is SUPER-glad about it. =)
Maybe he thought the blood of a virgin would make teh internet gods happy and they would grant him access.
Crazy Americans. oh wait...
If it was a crazy american it might include fire arms...they are illigal in Sweden
Whatever happened to the value of going downtown with friends to a bar, or to a dance? Seriously. If video games are going to affect you this much, then you simply should not be playing them. Jesus Christ... if that was one of my relatives that he did it to, I would've been charged with more than just murder. People these days are ****ing sick and retarded. And while I understand that he may have some underlying psychological issues, that still does not take away the fact that one of my relatives could have been that person. It would not take away the fact that I would murder the ****er with my bare hands... you simply don't do this.
Seems like they're blaming online gaming for this incident and not the crazy Jack the Ripper wannabe or the faulty internet connection.
an xbot talkin bout the lack of games of the ps3 , anyway that`s some bullshi7