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Jason California
01-14-2009, 11:54 AM
There were people that said this type of thought would not transfer over to things like video games where people simulate killing each other and what not would not be the next step. hahahaha.

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2009/01/13/judge-comes-down-hard-video-games-halo-3-murder-trial


by Judge James Burge



I firmly believe that Daniel Petric had no idea at the time he hatched this plot that if he killed his parents, they would be dead forever.

The Court must enter a finding of guilty on the counts set forth in the indictment. That being said, it's my firm belief as a human being - and not as a jurist - that Daniel does suffer from a serious defect of the mind.

This Court's opinion is that we don't know enough about these video games. In this particular case, not so much the violence of the game because I believe in the Halo 3, what it amounts to is a contest to see who can shoot the most aliens who attack.

It's my firm belief that after a while the same physiological responses occur that occur in the ingestion of some drugs. And I believe that an addiction to these games can do the same thing. The dopamine surge, the stimulation of the nucleus accumbens - the same as an addiction. Such that when you stop, your brain won't stand for it.

The other dangerous thing about these games, in my opinion, is that when these changes occur, they occur in an environment that is delusional. Because you can shoot these aliens, and they're there again the next day. You have to shoot them again. And I firmly believe that Daniel Petric had no idea, at the time he hatched this plot, that if he killed his parents, they would be dead forever.
So the video game influenced the kid and was the gateway to his shooting mom and pop.

woljed
01-14-2009, 11:56 AM
What's next? Suing the companies that produce the games?

JoeE
01-14-2009, 11:57 AM
Holy shit, a JUDGE said that? I figured it was just some idiot commentator rambling on the Internet.

Remember me to never commit a crime in Lorain County, Ohio, lest I be judged by this twat.

The Dean
01-14-2009, 11:57 AM
I read a book, where a character died, but the next time I read the book, the character was alive again.

Brother Power the Gong
01-14-2009, 12:00 PM
So, the guy's crazy enough to believe that his parents are not going to die after a fatal shooting but is guilty of murder? And it was a video game that caused all of this?


Um, no?

Gregory
01-14-2009, 12:01 PM
This Court's opinion is that we don't know enough about these video games.

There's the appeal hook, right there.

Roman Noodles
01-14-2009, 12:02 PM
SO. MUCH. STUPIDITY.


BRAIN. MELTING.


:frustrat:

Briomega
01-14-2009, 12:02 PM
I thought he never actually played the game in the first place and it was his parents forbidding him doing so that made him kill them.

Gregory
01-14-2009, 12:04 PM
The judge said the kid had a defect of the mind that the games might have affected, not created.

Cth
01-14-2009, 12:05 PM
"hahahaha"

Sums it up right there.

But seriously, people have been trashing this judge all week long. He's a complete idiot.

There's a Guilty Spark joke in here somewhere.

Foolish Mortal
01-14-2009, 12:06 PM
So the video game influenced a mentally disturbed kid and was the gateway to his shooting mom and pop.

*Fixed*

The various "American Family" Institutes/Foundations will be hyperventilating over this talking about banning any and all violent video games, while completely ignoring the fact that this kid is fucked in the head and was likely messed up before he was playing video games.

woljed
01-14-2009, 12:06 PM
I thought he never actually played the game in the first place and it was his parents forbidding him doing so that made him kill them.

Boi, you never touch a little kid's x box!

Roman Noodles
01-14-2009, 12:09 PM
*Fixed*

The various "American Family" Institutes/Foundations will be hyperventilating over this talking about banning any and all violent video games, while completely ignoring the fact that this kid is fucked in the head and was likely messed up before he was playing video games.

*dies from the sheer level of avatar's cuteness*


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