A 15-year old Romanian male stabbed his adoptive mother seventeen times after she cut off the family's Internet service in an apparent bid to quell his online gaming addiction.
After the eruption of violence, the boy, Ionut Savin (pictured), took all the money he could find in the house and went off to the local Internet café, where he reportedly played Counter-Strike for four hours. The boy also apparently missed over 200 days of school as a result of his gaming dependency.
In a further twist, the victim was found by her husband on the couple's 16th wedding anniversary. After police were called, the boy returned home and offered, "I think I’m the one you're looking for." Savin was described as a "model student," but "quiet" and "introverted." He is currently hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic.
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A man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in jail for having sex with a 14-year-old he met on Xbox Live; after travelling 30 hours to get to her.
Edward Stout, a 27-year-old of Missouri, drove across states to California in order to have sex with the teen. They began relations in April 2008 and soon extended this beyond the service, messaging each other on myspace and sending sexually explicit images via mobile phones.
The man was arraigned back in February of this year, but the sentence was delivered just a few days ago. Upon release, he will face lifetime supervision and will be required to register on the sex offender list.
Unlike social networking, Xbox LIVE is far more anonymous despite vocal communications. Be careful kids.
Citing the fact that she was “sick of being bored” and “ignored” by her gamer boyfriend, this maniacal young lady took matters into her own hands and smashed apart his beloved console whilst he was away, rejoicing at his despair at returning home to find the console in pieces and his girlfriend gloating over his misfortune. Source: SankakuComplex
Watch it below:
Just wow, is the video faked? If not, this girl has no idea how stupid she was showing, the video clip she recorded is just the evidence of herself destroying another one's property, even this poor guy is her boyfriend.
(This article is originally from Asylum)Even guys who don't suffer from video game addiction are sometimes unable to resist the thrill of killing a few more shambling zombies, saving the princess or winning World War II.
But for those gamers out there who simply cannot put the controller down, video game addiction is a much more serious affliction, as was reinforced by Michael Fahey of Kotaku recently coming forward with the story of an "EverQuest" addiction that cost him his car, job and girlfriend.
The outpouring of similar stories in the comments section of this post reminded us that while the affliction isn't officially recognized by psychiatrists yet, to those who have suffered from it, it is very real. Keep reading to explore some of the more extreme cases of video game addiction.
This clip from the TV show "Intervention" focuses on a young man who plays both "Halo" and "Dance Dance Revolution" with equal intensity. Swearing when you're tea-bagged by a high-pitched 12-year-old from the U.K. we can understand, but it doesn't take a psychiatrist to know something is wrong when a guy screams and flips off a carto
A post on the ChristWire website argues that videogames, along with "nonstop dorm masturbation" and drugs, are among the reasons why our college kids are failing at life.
Author Stephenson Billings previously explored the topic "Is Video Gaming a Threat to America’s High School Jock Culture?," but believes that the problem is even more widespread in college. Why? "Dorm rooms are like bacteria dishes where crueler and more virulent microorganisms are constantly introduced to breed in a frothy frenzy of poor judgment."
He continued, "When video gaming is added to a culture of persistent sexual experimentation in a peer group of sex radicals fueled by vast amounts of mind-altering narcotics, reality is the big loser." Even more:
Sharp colors and quick movement like you find in Grand Theft Auto make these couch potatoes feel as if they’re really moving through life at a brisk pace while in reality growing obese. It makes them feel important, as if they’re achieving something, while their textbooks sit unopened on nearby desks. It sucks up hours upon hours when these children could be learning business or engineeri
Okay, we all know how this goes. Some kid shoots up his school. Everyone is shocked and blames video games, politicians say a load of stupid crap, Germany bans a couple of games and we all move along.
But after the amok run of a teen at a German school last Thursday (link), where gladly nobody got killed, the stupidity reached a new level. (It seems like no big UK news outlet picked the story up. Not interested if there are no deaths, ehh?) A school in Schramberg, Germany has stated plans to make itself "killergame free". The goal is to keep pupils from playing violent videogames, and thus lower the aggressive potential of pupils and the probability of a killing spree. At least that’s what the people in charge think.
Even if Killergames are not the trigger of a killing spree, Bernd Denning, principal of the Schramberg Second School said yesterday, they still take a major part in turning minors into homicidal maniacs. Even if there isn’t a monocausally relation between excessive playing of games, leading to acts of violence, it still provides a twisted frame of reference of solutions for their problems and hardships, that they learn – and may tr
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Eight Singapore fans of Japanese game Slayers entered into a suicide pact so that they could become "Slayers" themselves and kill demons in World War III. The "pact" lasted two suicides, before the rest of the kids realized they were being f*cking stupid and backed out of the plan once they saw two friends leap to their deaths from a tall building.
The pact was started by a 16-year-old, self-proclaimed Taoist medium called Ku Witaya, who convinced his brother and six other kids to join him in his quest to become a "Slayer." He had led them to believe the world was coming to an end and that they had to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. The power he had over them was seemingly broken when he and his friend Sia Chan Hong were the first to make this "sacrifice," jumping from a ninth floor window. Hong survived the fall, but died in hospital three hours later.
Slayers is quite an old set of games, based on a series of light novels that revolve around a demon called the Lord of Nightmares that will be reborn if the world is destroyed. Singapore is not exactly known for its liberal and understanding approa
When I was reading a news from Gamepolitics that "A 17 year old student detonated two pipe bombs in a San Mateo, California high school on Monday before being subdued by faculty members", I just though of Zoey, the only and last beautiful thing over the whole disgusting zombie apocalypse of Left 4 Dead. As the picture I captured shows, she is throwing a pipe bomb.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the boy was wearing a bulletproof vest and was armed with an additional eight pipe bombs, a two-foot long sword and a chainsaw. Police said that the student planned to set off the bombs and then attack survivors with the other weapons.
Gadget blog Gizmodo wonders whether there may have been a video game connection:
If you're wondering why this is on Gizmodo—and you guys always do—it's because those weapons inherently remind me of movie and video game weapons. I'm not trying to say that video games cause violence or don't cause violence, but what I'm saying is that when a 17 year old man-child thinks he can corner his classmates while dual wielding a chainsaw and a sword probably played a lot of doom and zelda and didn't do very well in gym c
Here comes a sad news over Gundam, maybe you've already know how crazy Japanese otaku go for Gundam stuff, but can you imagine a son burns down mother's house just because she threw away all son's Gundam collection? It surely cross the line.
A man has burnt down his home after his mother threw out his Gundam collection, lamenting “I’ve lost my precious Gundam, I may as well die.”
The man, a 29-year-old factory worker and Gundam collector in Hyogo prefecture, who needless to say lived in his mother’s house, became so distraught at the loss of his collection at the hands of his mother that felt his only recourse was fire.
He doused his room in kerosene and ignited it with a lighter, causing a conflagration which swiftly burnt the two storey wooden house to the ground.
Apparently not quite ready to die along with his Gundam, he fled the house and escaped without injury.
His mother (55), who was in the building as her son burnt it down, also escaped. He explained what happened thus: “My precious Gundam plamo were all thrown out by my mother; I thought I’d die too.” He has been arrested on charges of arson
An 18-year-old Indiana boy from Greenwood is now under investigation by the Bureau after claiming a number of "very serious" threats via the most popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft. (fed up with these stuff via WoW huh? Me too)
According to the report, on Monday morning, the boy said in-game that he "was going to board a plane at 7:30 to Chicago and that (he) was going to try and kill as many Americans as possible". He then left several other, similar messages, which caused Blizzard to notify the authorities, believing they were"very serious".
The boy, who originally told investigators that someone had hacked into his computer, admitted he jokingly made the threats, which did not name a specific airline, because he had heard that merely doing so would bring police to his house, "but I didn't really believe it,"he said.
After all cops showed up and seized his computer as the evidence, poor boy...you should have never tested the authorities, even under terrorist jokes.. Read from Kotaku