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Kshasty Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:23 AM
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Italian teenager slashes dad's throat in Playstation row
Source: RIA Novosti

A 16-year-old Italian boy in Turin has cut his father's throat after a dispute over the FIFA Soccer 2009 Playstation video game, national media said on Monday.

The boy is said to have lost his temper after his father kept giving him advice on what moves to make. The teenager then snapped "I know how to play myself" and swore at his father.

His enraged dad then switched off the console without letting his son finish the match.

The boy then took a knife from the kitchen, returned to the living room and silently stabbed his father in the neck. He then calmly washed the knife and went to his bedroom.

His mother found her husband bleeding and called the ambulance and police. The man was in a critical condition, but survived.

Read more: http://en.rian.ru/world/20100125/157678654.html
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:33 AM
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1. moral of the story:
video games cause violence.

>>> :sarcasm:<<<





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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:37 AM
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3. I will remember this when I tell my 5 year old how to play Wii bowling.
Seriously, that was disturbing. Sounds like the kid had mental issues above and beyond a video game.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:47 AM
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4. exactly my point. pre-existing mental health issues,
there's a potential myriad of reasons behind this. we know nothing about the family's history or other issues.




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whatchamacallit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:06 PM
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18. Ha, word. (nt)
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:52 AM
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5. Or, more specifically,
soccer causes violence.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:54 AM
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8. soccer does bring out the crazy in people across the pond.
kind of like folks on black friday here.
people lose their shit.

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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:53 AM
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7. soccer. wasnt even a violent game. now.... if, oh what, i dont know. assassin creed
but soccer

weird story though
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Recovered Repug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:06 PM
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16. I disagree. The true moral is:
Never interupt a 16 year old boy when he's playing with himself.
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John1956PA Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:34 AM
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2. Ever see teens going bonkers when parents take away the games?
There was a TV news item showing teens in fits of rage after their parents took the video games away. Apparently, the games can be a serious addiction for some teens.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:54 AM
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9. i saw one on youtube. was something. had boys watch too, to see how stupid kid looked.
use the net to our advantage.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:45 PM
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12. I remember the occasional temper tantrum well before video games were invented
Didn't get out the knives, but that's just me. I'm more into chainsaws and they didn't own one.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:52 AM
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6. Money says pre-existing mental issues.
but that playstation makes a nice scapegoat.
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DetlefK Donating Member (449 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:57 AM
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10. Ban video games!
If a regular video gamer turns psycho, we get national initiatives to ban video games.
If a regular alcohol drinker turns psycho, nothing happens: Alcohol is our cultural heritage!
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:57 AM
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11. Guns kill people!!!!!
Wait...
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:57 PM
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13. It looks like Jr needs to sent to a mental hospital.
And allowed only to play Pong.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:55 PM
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14. What a sad day for Turin, it really puts a shroud over it...
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 01:55 PM by Javaman
:hide:
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:00 PM
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15. So was he winning when his dad had the audacity to coach him?
And he didn't even kill his dad? What does he need? Jack the Ripper to coach him on that too?
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:06 PM
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17. Oooh, that's going to be one cold dinner table.
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Sultana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:32 PM
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19. .........
:wtf:


Wat spoiled looney kid.
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