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Media Blames Another Senseless Killing on Videogames

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17 year-old James Callaghan, a person with a history of undiagnosed schizophrenia and known to be violent under the influence of alcohol has, in what is a particularly senseless tragedy, killed a 65-year old woman with an axe.

Callaghan, after dispensing with a bottle of vodka and arming himself with point instruments of death,  forced his way in to Irene Roberts’ – the aforementioned senior citizen -  home where he struck her 6 times in the head, chopped off one of her fingers and repeatedly stabber her.

It’s terrible, and should never have happened. Something else that shouldn’t have happened is the way the media tenuously made videogames the scapegoat.

Callaghan, you see, had lost a few games of Fifa to his brother before his bloody rampage. Not only that, but he had also reportedly played GTA, a title known for its wonton violence; two contributing factors that OBVIOUSLY directly resulted in Mrs Roberts’ unfortunate murder.

It couldn’t possibly have been his latent psychological issues – which manifested as early as age 6, where he threatened his own mother with a kitchen knife – or his excessive consumption of alcohol that triggered his homicidal outing. No, it must be the videogames.

Now that’s journalism!

Source : Daily Mail

Last Updated: October 28, 2009


  1. Super_Bonk

    October 28, 2009 at 16:43

    “undiagnosed schizophrenia”

    Now that is journalism for you. Anyhows Shadow of the Collosus a game where you feel terrible for the actions you take..Good choice to have in the PIC….^-^


  2. Karl

    October 29, 2009 at 08:37

    Geoff, that is your games collection isn’t it?


  3. Q121

    October 29, 2009 at 08:47

    BAn FIFA!!!!



  4. Moody

    October 29, 2009 at 10:21

    Ban Vodka – OMW what am i saying.


    • Geoff

      October 29, 2009 at 10:23

      That’s just silly talk! You wash your mouth out!


  5. dawid22

    October 29, 2009 at 12:20

  6. MaxiViper

    October 29, 2009 at 18:22

    the Media is just full of anti-gamers.


  7. MaxiViper

    October 29, 2009 at 18:24

    I mean ….if someone kills himself and had a few games, they would immediately blame the violent games that person had ……it’s uncannily stupid


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