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According to the Chinese news agency, Xinhua, the parents of a 13-year-old Tianjin boy are suing Blizzard, claiming that the online game World of Warcraft (WoW) was responsible for killing their son. They claim the boy was "re-enacting a scene from the game" by jumping to his death. Presumably Blizzard failed to mention that the Magic Belt of Flight* doesn't actually work in real life.
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Sad that he died but the quote at the end is awesome.
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Whats with all these Asian people dieing from gaming online? You never really hear about that stuff happening in the US...
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Nope, they actually go out and kill other people, and then they blame it on the video games.
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Nope, they actually go out and kill other people, and then they blame it on the video games.
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Its not really due to online gaming. Its suicide... why else would someone jump to their death? The parents just dont want to take the blame of bad parenting.
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Its not really due to online gaming. Its suicide... why else would someone jump to their death? The parents just dont want to take the blame of bad parenting.
Ya like one of my friends who got really addicted to WoW. His parents are divorced and he lives with his mom and his mom lets him do whatever he wants so he just played the game nonstop. Hes just lucky he had some good friends cause we went over there and dragged him away from his computer and finally got him to stop playing it.
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Ya like one of my friends who got really addicted to WoW. His parents are divorced and he lives with his mom and his mom lets him do whatever he wants so he just played the game nonstop. Hes just lucky he had some good friends cause we went over there and dragged him away from his computer and finally got him to stop playing it.
I know a kid that practically lives with my friend just because his own parents wouldn't let him play it. Now he is over at my friends house 6 hours a day playing it non-stop.
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That is pathetic. Why are kids blaming the video game companies??? If there is any fault for a kid going on a shooting spree or killing himself because of a video game, then they should have taught them that the video game wasn't real in the first place. Parents should only blame themselves if kids freak out. They need to make it like the new education about sex. Instead of promoting abstinence, pass out Duke Nukem CD's that say, "This game is not real and your stupid *** shouldn't be shooting poeple in real life!" I think it's really pathetic. What are they going to ban next, ROCK MUSIC??? You will have a rebellion there, my friends!

I say we ban all images of Ghandi, and media of him too. He promotes anorexia, which is bad. We might as well ban Monster Truck rallies, too. They promote big trucks running over small cars. The target audience of those is specifically for kids around the age of 8-10. Hey, I think we should ban Politics. Poly, meaning many, and tics, meaning blood sucking creatures, should be banned for disrupting the lives of normal, intelligent poeple who can live without pathetic and incessant whining of banning crap for the safety for our children. I think that kids should be safe, but they should learn, too. Everything is kept away from them. I saw a gun for the first time. My dad took me up to a shooting range and put a gallon of water a little ways away and shot it with a hollowpoint. I can't remember the gun type. But the gallon was disentigrated in 2 seconds and I learned that if that was my head, I should not be playing with guns. Education is more important than safety, so stop taking away video games and start teaching violence is bad. Jumping off of a roof WILL hurt!
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