Posted October 2, 2011 by Derek Vicente in Gaming

Unemployed Father Strangles Kid After Black Ops Taunting Incident

Game-related incidents have graced the front page headlines of mainstream to local newspapers around the world mainly because of its absurdity and delirious profile. MMO participants have become more pro-active in their quest for absolute vengeance, hunting down their real-life rivals because of altercations or other nasty remarks taunting their guild as less powerful leaders of the online community.

We have read and heard enough parents neglecting their children because they think their “Second Life” adventure be compromised. We are tired of watching reports claiming that Grand Theft Auto IV influenced a fifteen-year-old to commit vehicle theft or much worse, murder. Do we have to visit the Wikipedia page detailing how Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold’s addiction with Doom dragged them to commit the fatal Columbine High School massacre, which killed 15 students and injured 24 more?

Report has surfaced that a 46-year-old unemployed father in Plymouth, Devon in the United Kingdom physically assaulted a 13-year-old boy who allegedly taunted the suspect after losing a match in Call of Duty: Black Ops.

We are currently entering a generation where social degeneration is commonplace. First of all, teenagers taunting older players is the primary lead why Mark Bradford, the suspect for the strangling incident, went on to track down and choke his verbal assailant. Finally, adults, especially those who spend more time playing games rather than scavenge the Internet for available jobs, should at least minimize their time from lobbing grenades and fragging teenagers because they really don’t respond well to such losing circumstances.

You can read the full story at Joystiq. Joystiq cleverly interjected some hilarious, tongue-in-cheek literature sketching out how Bradford carried the attack.

Derek Vicente

Derek has been with Flipgeeks for almost three years. His first video game was Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Saturn and after blowing their television set after playing too much Rambo, he has set on a journey to play some of the best (and worst) role-playing games ever spawned. He recently completed Wild Arms 2 without any cheat codes.