Ohio teen convicted of killing mother over video game

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    Ohio teen convicted of killing mother over Halo 3 - Campus

    I know someone will probably blame the video game, but this kid had to be pretty whacked before he played video games if he tried killing both of his parents.
     
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    I seriously doubt one can be addicted to video games as is claimed in the article. :cuckoo:
     
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    yeah, he must have been a natural born killer...
     
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    Ordinarily I would condemn such behavior, but we're talking about Halo 3.
     
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    One might wonder why his mother didn't respawn.
     
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    My geekometer just redlined. :lol:
     
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    Sadly, I don't detect sarcasm in your post. I think you are actually stupid enough to believe that someone can't be addicted to video games.
     
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    Obsessed, but not addicted. Many obsessions are mistaken for addictions, such as eating. Really though, this whole story shows that people still want to try to push the blame away from those who truly deserve it (been happening too often in the US the last couple decades), the parents are likely the ones who are at fault, if not for teaching the child wrong, for at least not paying enough attention to notice the danger. Luckily only one of those truly to blame was the victim of his first strike, hopefully now the child will be taught better before it become habit.
     
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    Be still my heat .............. Kittyliter, I agree with you! lol

    Even the best parenting in the world cannot promise trouble free children.

    However, your spot on. Kids need diversity on activities and they need discipline. While teaching them respect, one needs to be deserving of respect.

    We may never know what truly lead to all of this, but, clearly the problems were deep and I imagine they extended throughout the family, not just limited to the teen.

    Nevertheless, this kid knew right from wrong and must be held accountable.
     
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    Like the fact that I think about banging Angelina Jolie at least 5 times a day? Does that qualify as an obsession or addiction?
     

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