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Guilty or Innocent?
Poll ended at Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:53 am
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AssStain 13%  13%  [ 4 ]
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 Post subject: Rockstar Games: Guilty or Innocent?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:53 am 
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The family of a teen allegedly killed by a friend acting out a scene from Manhunt plans to sue the game's publisher, according to The Scotsman.

The paper says the family has already hired a lawyer to file the suit against Rockstar Games. This comes in the wake of several retailers in the U.K. pulling the game from their shelves.

http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=871302004


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:02 am 
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I think this falls under the Natural Selection category. People who can't differentiate real life from video games are the people who would've been eaten my sabre tooth tigers or dinosaurs millions of years ago.

If there is any blame to be had, it falls on the victim and the parents. The game is just a game.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:50 am 
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Those kids are part of a small percentage that can see real life vs. fantasy.

Let those kids take themselves apart. Where were the parents when the game was bought. Pretty sure its rated M for mature.


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wiseoracle wrote:
Pretty sure its rated M for mature.


Yep, it's rated 18+.


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And after this, PETA is going to sue the makers of DeerHunter for the "Digital abuse of animals and encouraging the massacre of wildlife for pure enjoyment".

You just can't avoid pissing someone off. And parents always look for someone to blame when their children die. Blame everyone but their own upbringing and control. If I were in their shoes, I can only think of them sueing for the money, which won't bring their children back...but just points to another lack of reality/morals. "I miss my kids...give me money to make me happy again." Funerals cost about $6000 tops.

Hardship? What's that worth? Greenbacks could never replace my children, and living a good life off the money I could gain from it would only make me feel the guilt more every time I set my butt in a ferrari.

It's so backwards. They are the care-taker of those minors and are/should be responsible. Their children died from some level of neglect. They should not be the Plantiff, but rather the Defendant. Somehow those kids have been given all the tools to see and play this game, and then have the idea that it's reality...all the while the parents do not see this occuring or taking form. Darwin cured a few, and it's sad. But I think it missed a couple as they still have the possiblity to make more headline candidates.


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The parents should sue themselves for being incompetent and horrible parents.


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people are stupid...


they should have the kids take a common sense test, and present that as evidence to the court...the will win for sure then


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They need to make a mandatory for kids to use a shotgun toward their anus.


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Playing a video game is not going to tell a normal person to go out and start killing people. You have to be already willing to do it before you play games like Manhunt.

How many millions of people have played all the different versions of Quake, Doom, UT and so on and have not gone out and killed people?


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Reminds of me of how 'they' blame cartoons for violent or inappropriate behaviour. Now all the best parts of older cartoons have been snipped out.

When I was groing up - back around the end of the ice age - I watched bugs bunny and pals commit absurd amounts of mayhem. But I never once believed you could drop a ten ton weight on somebody and have them walk away. I knew if you set off a dynamite charge under sombody, they wouldn't just get blown comically into orbit. I knew there was nothing funny, really, about somebody being shot with a shotgun. Why? My mom 'n dad made damn sure I knew this was all PRETEND stuff. So where were the parents of this unfortunate child when he began to think otherwise?


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Update


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/04 ... der_claim/

Victim not killer owned 'murder manual' game
By Tony Smith
Published Wednesday 4th August 2004 16:44 GMT

"The copy of the computer game Manhunt that was discovered during the investigation into the murder of a 14-year-old boy was not the possession of the killer but the victim, it has emerged."



<sarcasm>I guess that bigscreen and BMW will have to wait</sarcasm>


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:16 pm 
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Oh great, now not only do violent video games cause people to murder, but they can cause you to BE murdered as well.

EDIT: Typo


Last edited by One4yu2c on Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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One4yu2c wrote:
Oh great, now not only do violent video games people to murder, but they can cause you to BE murdered as well.



lol, while I was typing that a buddy walked by and said " he probably killed him to get the game"


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One4yu2c wrote:
Oh great, now not only do violent video games cause people to murder, but they can cause you to BE murdered as well.

EDIT: Typo



I am so dead.


But really anyone who takes a game that seriously, or doesn't know that their friend is going die when stabbed in the chest or whatever, does not have a very firm grip on reallity.


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 Post subject: Re: Rockstar Games: Guilty or Innocent?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:27 pm 
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Flytrap7 wrote:
The family of a teen allegedly killed by a friend acting out a scene from Manhunt plans to sue the game's publisher, according to The Scotsman.

The paper says the family has already hired a lawyer to file the suit against Rockstar Games. This comes in the wake of several retailers in the U.K. pulling the game from their shelves.

http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=871302004


Rockstar Games should sue the family for hurting their game sales.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:08 pm 
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Stupid people remain stupid people without video games, they probably would have gone on murderous rampages without having to copy one in a video game.


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