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[Escapist] Filipino Counter-Strike Gambling Leaves One Dead

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Seven dollars can't buy much these days, but apparently one Manila resident felt that the sum was worth killing over.

Police in the Filipino capitol of Manila have arrested a suspect they believe murdered a man following an argument over a game of Counter-Strike. The two men, along with a group of others, were playing the popular Valve shooter in one of the city's many internet cafes. A 300 peso (roughly $7 USD) bet was placed on the outcome of the match, but when it came time to pay up the losing team began arguing the result.

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wow..... disgracing my most beloved game. I hope hes caught, killed and castrated.

Killed for the murder and castrated for disgracing this game.
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And then a bunch crappy journalists use this to defend their argument that games cause people to become violent and go on a rampage killing people.

The man simply has no self-control and has faced the consequences for his actions.
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Inb4 Violent videogames kill ppl.
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He lost he deserved to die, all or nothing baby
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post #6 of 39
in before joke about how he couldn't kill the guy in the game but could in real life...

people like this are so sad (the killer)
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i just remembered my cousin, he's 24 years old, they were playing this game in an internet cafe, but this 16 years old kid keeps killing him and laughing at him, my cousin stood up and punched this kid, then the kid went home and called his big brother, then they beated my cousins ass.

after that, my cousin went home to get his revolver, came back to the internet cafe with his father, and he starts shooting this little kid, six bullets to the chest, father reloaded the gun, then six bullets to the head. of course they went to jail, the police precint is just across the street

i am a filipino and this happened in the philippines. after a month his mother was begging me to send 30k dollars (a little bit more than a million in philippine currency) for them to bribe the victims family, so that they will just let my cousin go as if nothing was happened.

i didn't send money, nothing at all. am i wrong for not sending money?
Edited by ghostrider85 - 3/21/12 at 1:53pm
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He was obviously playing CT, as we all know, they don't negotiate with terrorists.

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post #9 of 39
This has absolutely nothing to do with the game. It's a matter of a gambling debt that wasn't getting payed. Just because it happens with CS doesn't make it any different from happening at say a horse track.
Edited by That Guy - 3/21/12 at 1:52pm
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Implying that irate Americans with no money wouldn't do the same thing for a six pack. I feel terribad for the guy playing his PC game, losing, and killing a guy, but this makes third world look modern.
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