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Originally posted by amraks
Originally posted by Thurisaz
reply to post by Lysergic
maybe the violent games affected him ?
This is what I am talking about you will blame video games.
But these video games have ratings on them, his parents bought them games for him. violet video games never affected him his parents affected him by letting his little mind play the game rated above his age limit.
What parents need to know Parents need to know that although earlier games in the Call of Duty series had "Teen" ratings, this game is rated "Mature" for portraying highly authentic modern military combat with realistic gore. There are distressing situations involving torture, execution, and the gruesome deaths of primary protagonists to whom the player will likely have grown attached. This material is more intense and disturbing than in earlier games of this series, and a diverse selection of cuss words is clearly audible. This game can be played with others online, which Common Sense Media doesn't recommend for anyone under the age of 12.
Originally posted by the_philth
I joke with my kid all the time --- he's currently 20, has a bright future ahead of him; he's talented, charismatic and extremely witty! I love his sense of humor - and there have been times where we both have said something rather dark - but guess what, it's our sense of humor that allows us to know when we're joking about something!
Originally posted by truthseeker84
I'd still blame the parents.
In this case, the Dad more severely than the Mom.
What kind of parenting it is that you tell your boy "Just push her over a grove"? Even if it's only a joke.
Remember, if the Dad can joke about this, imagine what he jokes about with his son on a daily basis??
Trust me, as Asians have a saying, you can't clap with one hand.
Plus, crazy people are generally not born that way, unless it's a natural defect or something. But it's mostly influences that makes them snap.
In all my years on this planet, I don't think I've ever had an ill or sadistic thought to wish harm or death on anyone, and I sure as HE77 can speak for my son on this one as well. Just because we may make certain wise-cracks in a dark sense of humor, doesn't mean we're natural born killers!
Some people can take a shot of tequila and it will have no effect on them whatsoever, whereas another person will take that same shot, and it'll give 'em a decent buzz.
I'm gonna pray to Allah, Buddha or Baby Jesus that you're not a Psyche Major... because you're seriously off the mark by ID'ing this kid's schema the way you just did.
Originally posted by WeRpeons
People are addicted to many things. To say this could couldn't have gone into rage because he couldn't play his favorite game is laughable. Anyone who has raised kids knows how much kids are into video games. I've had many arguments with my son while he was growing up when I would have to take his video games away for one reason or another.
I am thinking if what you say does happen...what will society have...another (Norman Bates) on their hands?
I'm just saying.
Originally posted by DarKPenguiN
-Personally I think it was the game "Dungeons and Dragons" or perhaps that evil "Rock and Roll" music.
Study the "satanic panic" and read the articles and books of the time- Note the "experts" (and then look what has come out regarding them in the past 20+ years) who were cited in the media.
Maybe it was the graphic violent video game Mortal Kombat" (that drove many to Violence) or Ice T's "Cop Killer" song with Bodycount.
-Anyhow. Enough of the blame. Clearly this was a Dungeons and Dragons "Satanic murder" (and if this was the 1980s that would be the excuse and Christian media would be making this kid a "star" for converting publicly and schooling the rest of us on how Games make people kill.edit on 6-5-2013 by DarKPenguiN because: (no reason given)
I think sexuality is messed up today for children, thus we have 12 year olds who as a group broke into a 70 year old woman's home to robe her and gang raped her.
Maybe all the things you listed were and are, baby steps along the same path, and we are still broadening the path.
The defense in the Noah Crooks murder case has rested, and rebuttal witnesses were being called by the prosecution Monday following the testimony of Dr Donner Dewdney in Wright County District Court. Noah Crooks was unable to appreciate right from wrong when he allegedly shot his mother in the living room of the family's Osage home in March 2012, according to testimony from a Des Moines child psychiatrist. Crooks, 14, is charged with first-degree murder and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in the shooting death of his mother Gretchen, 37.
Originally posted by mikegrouchy
Anyone remember this ...
17-yr old Pistol Whips Her Mom, Forces Her 2 Co-Sign On Car!
The mom refused to press charges because she
"didn't want her daughter to lose her acceptance to an Ivy League school".
The police arrested her anyway.
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
Angry children + access to guns = dead parents. Im surprised it doesnt happen more often.
Originally posted by amraks
I would not blame the video game here. Lets blame the parents for buying him the R rated game.
His dad should of had a serious talks on his thought of killing his mum also and investigated that thought.
I would not blame the video game here.
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
reply to post by Lysergic
Only if they monetized it. No ads = no monetizing = no money from views. Hope they are selling a whole lot of tshirts because honestly, what they aren't thinking about is that someday, their potential future employer could see those videos and say "uhhhh, no".
Originally posted by yourmaker
To the people doing their best trying to defend COD:
It doesn't necessarily make people overly aggressive all at once but rather it changes your perceptions about the outside world over time, moulding the mind to perceive external threats where there otherwise would be none.
The game wouldn't have him pursue murder directly as much as it would change his perceptions about using murder on an external threat.