In Concord, California, police believe that it was a dispute between neighbors over a PlayStation that led to the deaths of a 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old robbery suspect.
Ok this is absolutely pathetic. I forbid the rest of the gaming community to approve this horsesh!t.
news like this is sometimes appropriate for N4G. One thing that puzzled me is which Playstation is it? Whoever submitted this news uses PS3. Pathetic.
Well, if it was a PS1 or PS2, then this story is more of a tragedy than I originally thought.
Because a PS3 would justify two deaths a tad bit more? Its still a TOY, yes, a TOY, and however expensive it may seem to some people it does not come close to the value of a human life, or two. FS, this is horrible. Two deaths, the lifes of two families destroyed because some moronic kids wanted to get some cool stuff.
He wanted the hottest new Chinese rip-off import.
I agree but sometimes There are people that deserve to die like pedophiles,drug dealers selling their merchandise to little kids,mass murderers,you know "trash" not some punks that are too poor/greedy/lazy to get their own stuff.
Once again another story of a gun loving American who kills innocent victims for the stupidest reason.
A armed robber held up a family and told them to load all the electronics into his car he shot the 17 girl thats when the girls 2 brothers jumped on him and strangled him to death. I just wish that the family might of had a gun of themselves maybe they could have shot the robber before he came in to the house.
^ I wish the robber dont get the gun in first place
Did it ever occur to you that it might be um...TOO FRICKIN' LATE to take firearms away from citizens? I hate to break it to you, but it's better to have the protection now... When you can start time-traveling...let the rest of us who think straight KNOW!!!
Its not like crime and homicide doesn't exist in coutries without guns. You can't even own a gun in China yet they kill each other by the truckloads over there. Must be all that kungfu huh? Idiots.
Man can the US get any crazier? Still glad the guy got killed by her brothers shooting that girl over a game machine wth
we can... scary ain't it?
that's linked with gaming it's over someone robbing a playstation system. are they like cheap to afford one? ;3
It probably was a PS3.. My buddy house was broken into 3 months ago and the only thing they took was his PS3, and all his games.
i honestly would torture him to death..if he killed my sister.. RIP to her.. i hate this news its really sad..
I agree. If it had been my sister, they would have found him strangled, with his head caved in, and an empty shotgun sticking out of what was once his anus.
realy want a ps3 ha j/k but welcom to stupid america
are you that fu**ing stupid?
WOW HOW UNF*CKINGAMAZING!............. pointless crap on this website again... yanks!
When people would rather shoot their neighbors then get a frickin' J.O.B. to pay for their own stuff..
Well that could actually be good.The death of our society can mean the birth of a new better society.
That's why you don't mess with PlayStation.
this is gaming news how?
You get a cookie.
Lol I was gonna say that.
But empty-headed badly raised/educated assholes on crack do kill people. Jump Beyond.
Man this is so sick. I mean all this over a playstation. It's just not worth losing two lives over a console. Society really is crumbling :(
HOW THE HELL DID YOU INTERPRET THAT TO MEAN THEY BROKE IN TO STEAL THE PLAYSTATION?!?!? Sounds like they just tried to rob them, an innocnet person paid the price, the killer got what was coming to him, and the original poster of this news was DESPERATE to link this news story to video games in general..
Including a playstation, not exclusively a playstation! Electronics are the most valuable things in most households, that's why people go for those first. Sad story though.
I dont understand you go everywhere and you hear people saying F$#* the ps3 yet people are dying over it .... i just dont get it.....
Just leave it alone. Those brothers don't deserve your crap. It really isn't appropriate to converse over a stupid console war or the legal systems within governments when a teenage girl is DEAD! Can you get that through your thick skulls???
we wouldn't be dealing with ANY of the crap on this site.
Other electronics where stolen, but they choose to blame it mainly on the Playstation. News stories like this are what fuel people such as Jack Thompson. Unbelievable....
The picture to go along with this story is inappropriate. Story is almost worse.
Why the hell did this story get approved? How is this "appropriate" ??? Stories like this are what idiots like Jack Thompson uses to go against the gaming industry. I hate this.
You never hear about people killing each other over a 3DO
My condolences to the victim's family.
What the hell has this society come to!! Blood thirsty for technology?? Come on!!It doesn't have to be this way.THis makes me wonder about how far we are gonna let this crap consume our lives? I hope She is in a better place And i Hope something good can come from this.. IM deeply sadened and so Enraged at the same time. I understand technology as a tool and a piece of artistic expression but it can never replace reality and all you geeks better realize this when your wasting your lives away playing games all day long..and your old with no future or life experience.
This has nothing to do with wanting to have a Playstation or any other kind of electronics. They wanted the electronics so they could sell them. This was just old fashioned aggravated burglary, that moved up to murder. I have no sympathy for criminals. If you enter a house, brandishing a weapon or not, with intent to harm or steal, you will have just forfeit your right to life. It's just sad that it took the attack on their sister to force the brothers to act. This is an awful tragedy, but at least justice has been served.
This is terrible. This is the reason none of my neighbors know I have a PS3, 360, and a Wii. Jealousy can lead to stuff like this.
there is something that needs to be said about the lingering "craze" re: the PS3 that started at launch in 2006. I remember how fkn SILLY things were then. I personally saw people getting threatened, beat, and getting escorted by freaking POLICE officers at BEst Buy in one of the nicest majority WHITE communities in St. Louis, Missouri. It was a freaking madhouse at the time, and I still think (well, obviously) that there is still an aura of "PS3 madness" in the air. The reason for this was the expensive pricetag placed on the PS3, which ironically prevented people from buying it at first, but at the same time drove more people (in the know) to covet the damn thing and place a much higher "street value" on the machine overall. When I talk to some of my younger friends who try to act like wise-guys (they think they're being cool), they like the 360 no doubt, but regard the PS3 as some kind of rare, black obelisk that should be whispered about and protected at all cost if owned. Like having some rare jewel or something in your home or apartment that you want your closest friends to know is there, but no one else. I'm not just talking shyt - I am an excellent observer of character and people and this is the mindset that I see on a constant basis. It's somewhat disturbing as an owner of two PS3's and a game traveler. I take extra steps to be careful who sees me unloading what and where and looking over by shoulder when I do so. Sometimes I feel like a damn money courier driver. Sadly, I think the mindset of the PS3 bringing large dividends on the black market drives some people to commit these heinous acts of violence. It's a dubious legacy and sad testament to the system which I'm sure the PS3 will never embrace.
It's too bad that they weren't able to kill the younger brother waiting in the getaway car as well. He must be as much of a dumbass as his older brother. Too bad for the 17 year old girl though.
I feel no sympathy for the dead robber and his soon to be every jailmates boyfriend brother, but the murder girl victim has my condolence. Shot with a shotgun over a Playstation and other material items is a awful way to die. The robbers must have been extremely desperate to be willing to kill for material things that with time anyone can save up and buy.
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