Via Ripten: After losing a fight in school a 17 year old boy in Beijing covered his classmate with gasoline and lit him on fire. According to Beijing News the teen claimed that he "transformed into a fire mage".
That's stupid, fire mages don't get the gasoline and matches. They skip that step.
But not a bad idea, if some kicks your ass. I say use your special powers, turn into a gunner.
Not a fire mage.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
8 years and 100 grand us in the hole seems about right.
well done XD
What's with all these game related attacks lately?
Monkey see monkey do.
They think they can get away with being a bumbass* if they just blame video games...
It's these kinds of things which give gamers bad names.
What a dumb piece of sh*t!
im sorry to the fans who like world of warcraft but my GOD!!! i think most of the weirdos population plays it.
have you heard of the story of a 40 year old lady giving a 15 year old a plane ticket to see her?? when they played over wow/
what about the asian kid who died playing it (dont get me wrong thats not weird but that is pretty full on)
its just that game is worse than drugs :S:S:S
I was an avid player for a long time... it is an incredible time sink. however you get a great sense of accomplishment when you and 39 others complete something that requires precise coodination and skill amongst everyone involved. 1 person screws up and its done. Everyone dies and you start over... It was a fun game but totally sapped my social life and things. However I did meet up and hang out with some of the people I met in WoW. Its not uncommon. I think the statistics are 30% of players meet up in real life and 10% develope a physical relationship... I actually hooked up with a married chick who was married to a friend of mine in WoW.... Funny huh? Second life is a lifestyle for better or worse... lowly school janitor can be a guild master and a bad ass PVP god feared by people. on a server with maybe 50,000 players there are some that everyone knows. I gave my toon to a friend and he says when a certain guild sees my toon they kill him on site cause I used to be such a pain in the ass for them =P They will go out of their way and call their friends from across the world to come camp my toon...
it is an addiction to some but i just up and quit one day and have yet to go back... I guess I missed getting laid ;-)
Modern parents don't know how to raise children :/
Wow, even in their own sense of blaming video games for everything, these stories are become ridiculous. Seriously, first teens beat a small girl while drunk and blame a fighting game and now this idiot!?
Guess the number of idiots in our world is increasing faster than the ones from movie Idiocracy.
They are just coming out of the wood works with the "it is cool to blame it on videogames excuse"
Next we will see "I joined the army due to Call of Duty 4"
lol, good one. The goverment will probably blame COD4 for the war and problems in Iraq some time soon. Iran's Nuclear issues will be blame on Nuke weapons in games like C&C: Generals and Duke Nukem and if a bugger or theif kills someone with a knife in the streets, Ninja Gaiden and Assassin's Creed will be blamed.
Heck, in islamic countries where lesbian sex is against the law, they'll probably blame Mass Effect if they arrest lesbians.
It's stupid how in the modern world everyone is ignoring and forgetting the real reasons and issues and tries to hide behind video games.
A real wake up call is neccessary for all those ignorant people.
How the hell does WOW get blamed for this?
I guess we're lucky Blizzard never implemented "Lightning mages"...
Come on Jack!!!!! Where are you???? hahaha......
I think the kid's lawyer told him to blame a video game so he could have less time in the slammer.
Bubble worthy comment.
-_- Humanity is really in decadence
What the f*ck is wrong with people? First MK body slams and now this?
damn, looks like America is getting stupider and China is getting smarter. In the US, you can blame video games for your own problems now, so all they do is get put in a mental facility for a year. Now only if it was like China where you get full punishment...
That dumbass kid has to pay the victims family over $100,000 USD. I doubt he will make that much money in his liftime. The average Chinese barely makes enough to live off of. This guy is fu**ed! I'm surprised he only got 8 years in prison. In China they usually execute people for sh** like this.
I think these attacks have always been around, it's just that lately gaming sites post this crap.
Feign Death will work in this situation...
They should burn the kid....or maybe that's to much?
Like the old saying goes: An ear for an ear, An eye for an eye...
Some kids in this world are so F'n feeble-minded. I swear, just for fun, I'm going to go clone myself 3 times over and when two of them go on an evil rampage to take over the world...MEH!...I'll just take the easy way out and blame it on Metal Gear Solid.
It's just like the kid pointing at the dog claiming he ate his homeworks.
lame excuses, the only shocking thing is that news report such stupid garbage
What a retard! You got that from Postal! Not WoW! Geeeze...
lol, so true :)
I guess his lawyer used the wrong game to blame but they won't go after Postal, it's not as popular as WoW. They want popular games that most know and in doing so, show their true stupidity and ignorance.
Another dumb idiot makes a mistake and a video game is blamed (As usual) by some other idiots.
Classmate digivolves to....reeeeeeetaaaard
The other kid should have iceblocked.
fire mage! i get it!
on a slightly more serious note...
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