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13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« on: November 21, 2007, 10:35:18 pm »
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Police in Vietnam have arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of murdering and robbing an 81-year-old woman for money to play online games, a police official said Tuesday. Dinh The Dan was arrested on Sunday at his home in Nam Dinh province, 80 kilometers south of Hanoi, according to local policeman Nguyen Duy Duong.

the kid was pressured to continue playing by his friends and he killed the old lady for only 6.2$ to feed his game. omfg the world is going crazy, out of curiosity game bad or humanity bad?
« Last Edit: November 21, 2007, 10:48:39 pm by Danzik »



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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007, 12:02:04 am »
100,000 dong = 6.2 dollars? Well they shouldn't play if they're so poor. The game is not bad, it is simply the way in which it is handled. Do you call a gun bad when it's used to kill an innocent, or do you call it good if it kills a militant whose only goal in life is to murder you or someone you know?
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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 01:51:13 am »
WOW meaning im shocked and wow being most likely the game
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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007, 09:15:51 am »
100,000 dong = 6.2 dollars? Well they shouldn't play if they're so poor.
That qualifies as one of the most ill informed, arse-hole-ish things I've heard on these boards. the dollar value of a countries currency has very little to do with its economy or how well-off the people are. The Yen, the national currency of Japan, is currently valued at something like 122.67 to one U.S. dollar and Japan is considered to be one of the most powerful economies in the world.

Nowhere in the article does it say the kid is from a poor background, for all we know the kids parents could have stopped giving him money because he was wasting it playing games.
What have you got against intellectual midgets? They're quite smart little guys as far as i can tell.

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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2007, 09:19:09 am »
let's just hope this stays under the radar of the mainstream news...


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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2007, 06:05:35 pm »
Ni hao. Welcome to a normal day in normal Asia. How can I help you?


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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2007, 06:16:22 pm »
god...some one go slap that kid  if i ever tried robbing someone to play a mmo my dad would get his belt and it would not be a fun night

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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2007, 06:44:46 pm »
*starts reading*
Holy cow! That's awful!

"...in Vietnam..."

Oh, never mind.
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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2007, 07:05:26 pm »
Jack Thompson's gonna have a field day.
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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2007, 08:59:01 pm »
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Jack Thompson's gonna have a field day.

Uh oh. Yeah. Let's hope he doesn't find out about it.

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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2007, 09:08:02 pm »
He won't.

He's too stupid to comprehend other countries than the U.S

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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2007, 10:19:51 pm »
that is just bad all it would have cost him was 647 or not being able to play his game for about a week.
(and i really hope jack Thompson dosen't find out about this.)

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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2007, 10:26:42 pm »
Yes, because magical spells and hexes influenced this kid to kill that woman. ::)

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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2007, 03:19:48 am »
That doesn't matter. Because the video games are in the story somewhere, all those who reckon they're the bane of mankind will be in an uproar, trying to get video games banned and whatnot.

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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2007, 09:19:31 pm »
I believe a wise forum member once said, "My face, it palms."

Alas, this is just an average happening in Asia today. For one reason or another, the area that spawned this most boring of genre cannot control the insanity of some players who must "keep playing". Fortunately, these are still relatively isolated incidents, so good gamers can keep on truckin'.

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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2007, 10:07:26 pm »
Even Jack Thompson knows they're regular happenings in Asia, and that's saying something.
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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2007, 10:11:25 pm »
For one reason or another, the area that spawned this most boring of genre cannot control the insanity of some players who must "keep playing". Fortunately, these are still relatively isolated incidents, so good gamers can keep on truckin'.
I don't wholly agree on that though. :(
MMORPG's are for me, also very boring and repetitive. But that is still not a solid basis for stating that MMORPG's are boring to all people. Some people aren't in the MMORPG genre for the game itself, but for the socializing. I can say the same with all genres. Most shooters are great and full of action ;D, but it just gets so linear at times, but that doesn't mean that all shooters are linear, personally, I like Halo and Chernobyl(It's a shame my PC's graphics card can't handle the specs :-\). Same with RPG's. I like FF and other RPG's like Xenosaga, Legend of Legaya, and Kingdom Hearts(Disney game) for their engaging storylines ;), but I also get bored with it. :) The thing is, no one can say which game is good or bad, we all have different tastes. The best we can do is show our personal opinion. :)

In Short, no one can say which game is good or bad. It all depends. :)

And I think that no game, yes, not even GTA "with hot coffee mod" ::) is to blame. The one to blame is either the person him/herself, the people that allowed him to buy the thing in the first place or raised him/her to love the game as if it was part of his/her body. :) I think the problem with some, not all, game critics is that "just because games are more visual and interactive, they think games are better at influencing people". I don't agree. :-\ People who love books are gonna be much more affected by a book's ideology than a game's philosophy. Again, it depends. :)

There is no one-reason for turning people into blood-thirsty warriors ready to fight to the last breath. 8) :)

Again, in accordance with what I just said, it's all just my opinion. We can all post our own opinions, provided we don't state that it is the world's consensus, cuz it's not.

Terribly sorry if I hurt anyone's feelings.  :-X I promise it's not a rant, just a very long statement of opinion, like the one's in magazines, but shorter. :)

Again, sorry. :-\

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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2007, 12:31:18 am »
Please stay on topic.
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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2007, 09:46:18 am »
I agree with you, but gaming often acts as a focus point for many of these incidents, so it is most often picked up by the media hounds. (Read: Jack Thompson)

P.S. When I said MMO's were boring, that was just my personal opinion. Sorry if I offended anyone.

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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2007, 09:49:54 am »
That is creepy..

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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2007, 11:41:30 pm »
Mr. Head, I would like to introduce you to Mr. Desk.
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Re: 13 year old kills woman to pay for online game
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2007, 09:11:21 am »
Sig'd!