Work With Me, People.I just... I just don't know what to do.
Every other day, I hear people saying shit about video games. Blaming games for everything that's wrong with the world.
And I, as a gamer, go to the mat defending my games and my community. I explain that gamers are normal, sensible people and that these stories are all ridiculous.
You're sensible, aren't you?
Of course you are.
You're good people.
I'm sensible, too.
I haven't killed anyone.
Well... Anyone lately.
So, usually, it's not that hard to defend my gaming brethren. I simply have to hold up the image of the mature, responsible gamer and all of their silly arguments fall away.
And then some moron goes and kills his parents over Halo 3.
I realize that sounds like a punchline, but it's a true story.
A 17 year old kid shot his parents, killing his mother, because they took away his Halo 3 game.
What the hell is the matter with people?
Here we are, trying to fight the good fight and morons like this are pushing back against us.
Apparently, he thought the best reaction to having a video game taken away was to shoot both of his parents in the head.
Yeah... That'll really help teach parents that video games don't cause violence.
I guess this kid's teachers forgot to teach him the meaning of "irony".
And what did the parents do with the game? What did they do with the game that they were concerned would cause their son to become violent?
That's right. They put it in a box next to a gun.
If violence was a concern, maybe it would have been a more prudent plan to GET RID OF THE GUN.
Or shoot the kid first.
No, instead, they took the game that anyone would know the kid was going to look for and put it next to a deadly weapon.
And now, the media has a new poster child for video game violence and the rest of us have to sit back and weep for humanity.
What a waste.