Videogame violence


Humor, Random Links / Friday, October 6th, 2006

It’s been said often enough that playing videogames leads to increased violence, diminished respect for the value of human life, etc etc (insert chart here with PS2/Xbox sales vs no of School Shooting incidents).

But who would have thought that a game of Football (American ie) would lead to a knife in the back? And a real one at that, not a virtual one.

James Wilson was playing on the PS2 with his wife’s cousin Lance Borchert when they got into an argument and James went off to bed (he was leading 28 to 14). He woke up shortly thereafter with a knife in his back.

Read the full story here, also catch the video report here where the sheriff refers to the ‘happy sauce’. No, he didn’t mean Heinz.

I guess he was inspired by real life, there was an article earlier about a reserve kicker who stabbed the starting kicker. See, soccer is the sport for the refined, we don’t go beyond headbutts and falling over theatrically at the lightest touch.

10 Replies to “Videogame violence”

  1. >See, soccer is the sport for the refined,

    Yes. I’ve seen Chelsea and Millwall fans expressing their support for the beautiful sport. Very refined, especially the beer bellies and knuckle dusters.

  2. >See, soccer is the sport for the refined, Yes. I’ve seen Chelsea and Millwall fans expressing their support for the beautiful sport. Very refined, especially the beer bellies and knuckle dusters.

  3. Interesting definition of passion: “beating the living crap out of some poor guy in an alcohol-fuelled rage”. πŸ™‚

  4. pardon the curiosity, but do you have a brother called robin? and didja used to have a dog called jimmy? just curious πŸ˜€

  5. not guilty on both counts, though i did have a cat called ‘kitty’ and friend called ‘jimmy’…

    have you tried talking soccer with your samba star?

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