A Homicidal Video Game?

Posted by: jonconley

A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/11/03 10:19 PM

I was waiting for something like this to happen. They tried to pin Columbine on Marilyn Manson and Id Software. But this is far worse, b/c the defendants actually are coping out to it being because of the game. Read more here

"Videogames are on trial yet again in the US, as the family of a man killed by teenagers who shot at passing cars on a freeway file a lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two.

The two teenagers - William and Joshua Buckner, 16 and 14 years old, respectively - opened fire on vehicles on the Interstate 40 highway in Tennessee with a .22 calibre rifle, killing one person and injuring another severely. "
Posted by: Coleman

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/11/03 11:17 PM

"These products are deadly." Man that is such bull shit, its not the product that makes people go and shoot others, its the people themselves that are deadly, all or mostly all games have ratings on them, and i believe the rating for GTA is 17 and older and its says like Blood violence and gore, its not the games fault its the people who commit the crimes fault. And were did those kids get access to guns? If their parents had guns they should of had locks on the trigers, or had them in a locked cabinet or somthing.
Posted by: Crime

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/12/03 12:21 AM

that shit will never follow thru, like all video game lawsuits...
Posted by: Coleman

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/12/03 12:58 AM

haha yea i geuss ur right in the end people wont lock guns up and the lawsuits wont fall through, haha its all quite funny, how people blame their actions on others when its not their fault, god people can really suck.
Posted by: jonconley

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/12/03 01:01 AM

Of all the things I have learned by reading news; parents don't want to parent
the government takes it upon themselves to parent
both blame anyone and anything but themselves when someting goes wrong with a child

This case shouldn't win, but it is stronger for a few reasons. Often the connection between the act and the game itself is simply that of violence. However, the parallels between their crime and GTA are very similar. And usually, as mentioned above, the parents/government are the ones singing the tune of blaming the video game, not the actual minors involved.

Don't mistake this for me agreeing with any of it. I also agree its on the fault of the kids themselves and the parents.
Posted by: hKzKnight

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/12/03 01:40 AM

It's a blame game. The parents don't want to take fault that they let it happen and they point at the media as if it caused all these problems... No1 wants to take blame for it. People been at this for awhile, ex RWS still has lawsuits since 1997 goin on... Its a common thing for game development companies like that. Oh well, ghey eh?
Posted by: Ghost

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/12/03 07:43 PM

Its f'ing stupid that people do this shit, its not the games its the people. People like that need professional help.
Posted by: BackSlash

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/12/03 07:48 PM

shit, interstate 40 in tn, i live right near there...
Posted by: dashocker

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/12/03 09:23 PM

This is such bullshit. I'm sick and tired of it and the debates that revolve around it. If you are stupid enough to re-enact a violent videogame in real life you should plead insanity instead of stand trial. Parents should know their children and know how involved they are going to get in a game and make a judgement call.

"Guns don't kill people, videogames do!"
Posted by: $500,000 Bentley

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/14/03 07:30 PM

ppl are influenced by what they read,see,play, watevr.its true.but only if thats what your really like. if your a nice lil boy and you play gta it wont influence you, but if you are a bit gun-happy then it will encourage you to do this kinda shit. it just urges you in the direction allready set out for you(destiny if you will)
Posted by: hKzKnight

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/16/03 11:41 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by $500,000 Bentley:
it just urges you in the direction allready set out for you(destiny if you will)
So would that mean if they dont play video games they are bound to go crazy one day and hurt someone? Just tryin to get a clear meaning of your last sentence :+)... Violence has been part of entertainment for YRS... Latez
Posted by: jonconley

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/16/03 11:53 PM

I posted a report that showed violent video games didn't actual make anyone violent statistically. What it did was increase the reflexes and critical thinking skills of the children that played them.
Posted by: $500,000 Bentley

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/17/03 03:58 AM

knight, exactly. if gta didnt set them off then maybe a movie would.
Posted by: hKzKnight

Re: A Homicidal Video Game? - 09/17/03 10:23 PM

Jon is right, infact it was in the NY Times in june I think. Computer Gaming World did an article that Harvard or MIT (someone) did. One person played Quake 3 for an amount of time, the other read a book on psychology... Then they switched... The result of what would cause more strees and risk of acts of violence was the psychology book... DAMN BOOKS! Crazy isn' it? Its true 2