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(NYPost)   Subby is absolutely sure playing the video game "Grand Theft Auto IV" had nothing whatsoever to do with this 8-year-old boy shooting an elderly woman to death   ( nypost.com) divider line
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2013-08-24 04:10:04 PM  
8 votes:
If video games influenced kids actions people that grew up in the 80's playing pac man would have spent the 90's dancing around in darkened rooms with neon colored lights munching on magic pills and listening to techno music.....ohhhhhh crap.
2013-08-24 02:57:59 PM  
7 votes:
I think Pong led to Jonestown.
2013-08-24 05:14:49 PM  
3 votes:
Just be glad he didn't get into Saints Row.

Then he would have dressed as a furry and run around a mall on an ATV blasting dubstep and beating people with a double sided dildo.
2013-08-24 05:08:07 PM  
3 votes:
FTFA: "Those who have not reached the age of 10 years are exempt from criminal responsibility"

They should seriously promote this in their tourism literature.
2013-08-24 05:39:11 PM  
2 votes:
Yes. I know when I gave GTA IV to MY 8 year old, a handgun magically appeared in his hands and he started firing off rounds uncontrollably. It's a law of the universe.
2013-08-24 05:37:07 PM  
2 votes:
That's nothing, I used to know these two kids in Highland, TX that decided to play with lightning after watching a documentary about Ben Franklin.
2013-08-24 05:12:06 PM  
2 votes:

We're missing the important thing here. GTA IV doesn't award points for anything, much less killing people.
2013-08-24 05:10:35 PM  
2 votes:
Anyone who blames child violence on Grand Theft Auto deserves to be shot several times. And teabagged.
2013-08-24 02:43:40 PM  
2 votes:
That boy deserves a spanking.
2013-08-24 07:02:17 PM  
1 vote:

KimNorth: who has a 90 year old taking care of an 8 year old?!

...someone who doesn't want their 90 year old any longer and knows that 10 and under is exempt from criminal responsibility?
2013-08-24 06:53:23 PM  
1 vote:

specialkae: Might as well blame a game like the Sims for causing people to murder each other.  If I got sick of taking care of one of my characters, I'd just remove the diving board from the swimming pool or wall them up in a room somewhere inside the house.

Taking the stairs out of the pool was my favorite way to force my Sims to train their Body stat. If you keep an eye on 'em out of the corner of your eye while they splash they hardly ever die.
2013-08-24 06:06:09 PM  
1 vote:

jaytkay: Cuz practicing killing people for hours and days on end certainly has no effect on behavior.

Right. And when I play a hockey video game I am "practicing" for the NHL??? I can't wait for the scouts to find me and offer me a multi-million dollar contract!! I practice way more than the pros do!
2013-08-24 05:59:24 PM  
1 vote:

DarkSoulNoHope: Now if he run over her with a car, that would be a different story altogether.

Or if he'd f#cked her in a car, then killed her to get his money back.
2013-08-24 05:42:55 PM  
1 vote:
Why is everyone angry over this kid exercising his Second Amendment rights*?

* as interpreted by the NRA and the GOP
2013-08-24 05:42:44 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Studies haven't shown that it does.

Some anonymous guy on the Internet says, "Studies haven't shown that it does."

Case closed!
2013-08-24 05:42:43 PM  
1 vote:

eKonk: DarkSoulNoHope: Now if he run over her with a car, that would be a different story altogether.

Now if he run over her with a car, that would be a different story

Thanks. :)

/I am serious, and stop calling me Shirley.
2013-08-24 05:28:13 PM  
1 vote:

DarkSoulNoHope: Now if he run over her with a car, that would be a different story altogether.

Now if he run over her with a car, that would be a different story
2013-08-24 05:19:31 PM  
1 vote:

bojon: Well, they were in a trailer in Slaughter, LA.

Which is a much bigger issue. Frankly, I think it's outrageous that authorities can look the other way with such a dangerous influence around our children. Violence is going to be inevitable, when kids are desensitized from being constantly exposed to town names like "Slaughter".
2013-08-24 05:17:21 PM  
1 vote:

vpb: Well obviously.  La Pierre already told us that duns don't kill people, video games kill people.

Sure. Because of course people never killed each other with firearms before the invention of videogames. And no other country in the world has access to them, just America.
2013-08-24 05:12:48 PM  
1 vote:
He probably got pissed off because Roman kept calling him to go bowling
2013-08-24 05:08:53 PM  
1 vote:
I'm absolutely positive it didn't.

He would have just asked his parents if they could go bowling every five minutes.
2013-08-24 01:27:14 PM  
1 vote:
Well, that settles it then.. Thanks Subby.

/Mods, you can go ahead and close this thread now.
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