Son Stabs Father Over FIFA 09

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Irridium:
Wow, I know Europeans get kind of batshit insane when it comes to football(Soccer), but... wow.

Every single country in europe?

I thought only the brittish went nuts over football.

Andy Chalk:
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Oh, the irony. You could cut it, as they say, with a knife.

Badum-tish

Bravo, sir...Bra-vo.

OT: My brother has the same obsession with his damn football and rugby games. But he's one of the REALLY bad ones (obviously not as bad as stabbin' me dad), the ones where even if he is winning by 40,000 - Nil, he will still curse and bang the armrest if the opposition score a goal.

He just wants to Win Win Win, and that's why he punched someone at school, because that's all he knows how to do.

Though he sucked at THAT as well, because he hit the guy in the back (I know, right?), hit the shoulderblade and broke his knuckle. Pathetic.

Come to think of it, he's probably all insecure and prone to lashing out because I adopt such a bastardly air of superiority around him.

Oh yeah, and I now coin "Bastardly"

Definition: Doing something with the behaviour and nature of a Bastard.

I.E. A Bastardly plan

"It's a me, Mario!" *stab*

Maybe he was just frustrated because he sucks at FIFA 09? Would be similar to every other teenager ever, although most won't stab their parents.

razer17:

StarStruckStrumpets:
Responsible for hooliganism and now, apparently, attempted murder.

People are responsible for hooliganism. Not a sport. That's like saying games make kids violent, but I'm fairly sure you wouldn't like that either.

Quite right. It was satire, but I didn't make it obvious. I was waiting for someone like yourself to make the point about videogames.

Still, I don't like football.

Ahh, the human race...how long is it until we finally get a nuclear holocaust again?

People have been getting stabbed over games a lot lately. It's getting really ridiculous.

Ah you Italians.

Damnit, Malygris, all this news is making me start to actually believe video games might have a detrimental effect on peope's judgement!

Daystar Clarion:
Beat you to it... Come on, step it up.

The fact he's called Mario is amazing though lol

It's best not to tease the staff over news stories. Their stories have to go through the proper channels and citation checks, and finally write an article varying from the original source, while you only simply need to copy and paste while giving your opinion.

Not to mention there is a large section of people who come to this site without ever setting foot in the forums. Anyway...

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"Score one for the bad guys! Yahoo!"

-Ron Atkinson and Iain Duncan Smith at whinge-fest '10, burning an effigy of GTAIV

This is seriously messed up though, and will no doubt be used as fuel in the perpetual debate of videogames and whether or not they affect people negatively.

John Funk:
Well if Assassin's Creed 2 has taught me anything, all young Italian men carry swords and kill people, so this really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

My reaction was a combination of "Jeeeeesus...did he just..." and "I nearly spat my Coco pops over my keyboard, that's how funny that was".

+1 Penmanship (never thought I'd ever +1 someone like that, but here we are).

Daystar Clarion:
Beat you to it... Come on, step it up.

The fact he's called Mario is amazing though lol

escapists stap forums over same thread....... gasp! shocker!

Maybe they should get him some violent games.
See if it maybe makes him want to stab less real people.

Well another extreme case to demonstrate to the world how extreme things only happen while playing games.

More fuel for the video games hatred inferno.

It disturbs me to hear that a child can get to such a point.

SonicKoala:
What a little asshole. My reasoning for that comment? This is just going to give the anti-video game lobby more fodder they can use to push this idea that video games have a negative impact on the people who play them. They'll never take into account the fact that this kid is clearly batshit insane.

God forbid someone do something without thinking of the political consequences. As much as you hate it, the kid's part of the gaming community. He represents it just as much as the average CoD4 ten year old.

What have you done to portray gamers in a favorable light lately? Nothing? Imagine that.

StarStruckStrumpets:

razer17:

StarStruckStrumpets:
Responsible for hooliganism and now, apparently, attempted murder.

People are responsible for hooliganism. Not a sport. That's like saying games make kids violent, but I'm fairly sure you wouldn't like that either.

Quite right. It was satire, but I didn't make it obvious. I was waiting for someone like yourself to make the point about videogames.

Still, I don't like football.

Damn, now i feel like I have been duped.

Daystar Clarion:
Beat you to it... Come on, step it up.

The fact he's called Mario is amazing though lol

I think the Escapist is allowed to post the news a little late. Because they have to write a proper article. And it's their site.

I laughed.

Okay, so I laugh a lot; sue me.

I wonder if he desynchronized for stabbing an innocent.

I bet Atkinson is tenting his bony fingers, a black crow perched atop his chair letting out a mournful caw.

ChromeAlchemist:

Daystar Clarion:
Beat you to it... Come on, step it up.

The fact he's called Mario is amazing though lol

It's best not to tease the staff over news stories. Their stories have to go through the proper channels and citation checks, and finally write an article varying from the original source, while you only simply need to copy and paste while giving your opinion.

Not to mention there is a large section of people who come to this site without ever setting foot in the forums. Anyway...

image
"Score one for the bad guys! Yahoo!"

-Ron Atkinson and Iain Duncan Smith at whinge-fest '10, burning an effigy of GTAIV

This is seriously messed up though, and will no doubt be used as fuel in the perpetual debate of videogames and whether or not they affect people negatively.

John Funk:
Well if Assassin's Creed 2 has taught me anything, all young Italian men carry swords and kill people, so this really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

My reaction was a combination of "Jeeeeesus...did he just..." and "I nearly spat my Coco pops over my keyboard, that's how funny that was".

+1 Penmanship (never thought I'd ever +1 someone like that, but here we are).

Don't fret, I was only joking.

Gilbert Munch:

Daystar Clarion:
Beat you to it... Come on, step it up.

The fact he's called Mario is amazing though lol

I think the Escapist is allowed to post the news a little late. Because they have to write a proper article. And it's their site.

I wasn't being serious.

The DSM:
Football hooliganism is seeping into the games now.

Its not the realistic experience if you arnt attacked at football match.

My friend (who supports Millwall) went to a game where the home fans were so violent they had to be fenced off from the Millwall supporters, and riot police were standing by.

Simply wow, really FIFA *shakes head* damn ironic

WanderFreak:
I wonder if he desynchronized for stabbing an innocent.

I bet Atkinson is tenting his bony fingers, a black crow perched atop his chair letting out a mournful caw.

He is also eating a child

iamq:

Irridium:
Wow, I know Europeans get kind of batshit insane when it comes to football(Soccer), but... wow.

Every single country in europe?

I thought only the brittish went nuts over football.

Ultras exist all over, from Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Turkey, Russia and Poland all get really worked up. English largely comes from reputation of the days when it was more prevalent, sadly the crack down cost football all those great terraces. Still goes on though, like when Millwall played West Ham in the FA Cup.

GrinningManiac:

Andy Chalk:
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Oh, the irony. You could cut it, as they say, with a knife.

Badum-tish

Bravo, sir...Bra-vo.

OT: My brother has the same obsession with his damn football and rugby games. But he's one of the REALLY bad ones (obviously not as bad as stabbin' me dad), the ones where even if he is winning by 40,000 - Nil, he will still curse and bang the armrest if the opposition score a goal.

He just wants to Win Win Win, and that's why he punched someone at school, because that's all he knows how to do.

Though he sucked at THAT as well, because he hit the guy in the back (I know, right?), hit the shoulderblade and broke his knuckle. Pathetic.

Come to think of it, he's probably all insecure and prone to lashing out because I adopt such a bastardly air of superiority around him.

Oh yeah, and I now coin "Bastardly"

Definition: Doing something with the behaviour and nature of a Bastard.

I.E. A Bastardly plan

Haha, sucker. It's already a word.

Daystar Clarion:

Gilbert Munch:

Daystar Clarion:
Beat you to it... Come on, step it up.

The fact he's called Mario is amazing though lol

I think the Escapist is allowed to post the news a little late. Because they have to write a proper article. And it's their site.

I wasn't being serious.

Ah. That is the beauty of sarcasm over the internet.

I am so, so tempted to make a diving joke, but too soon.

Regardless, I've changed my stance. I now think that videogames can cause violence. You do have to be innately insane, but it unlocks the psycho within.

Flos:

SonicKoala:
What a little asshole. My reasoning for that comment? This is just going to give the anti-video game lobby more fodder they can use to push this idea that video games have a negative impact on the people who play them. They'll never take into account the fact that this kid is clearly batshit insane.

God forbid someone do something without thinking of the political consequences. As much as you hate it, the kid's part of the gaming community. He represents it just as much as the average CoD4 ten year old.

What have you done to portray gamers in a favorable light lately? Nothing? Imagine that.

I actually haven't stabbed a SINGLE person today - Furthermore, I went to university earlier, and then came home and made myself a sandwich; all of these things make me out to be a completely normal individual, therefore helping to improve the image of gamers everywhere! And no, this kid who stabbed his father does not represent the gaming community - he may be a gamer, but he is by no means a representation of the overwhelming majority of people who play video games; you know, that large mass of people who DON'T stab their fathers in the throat.

Wait till that Australian fella that hates games hears about this.

Yeah... I hate soccer too.

Is it just me, or does this just spell out retarded media assumptions?

iamq:

Irridium:
Wow, I know Europeans get kind of batshit insane when it comes to football(Soccer), but... wow.

Every single country in europe?

I thought only the brittish went nuts over football.

Nooooooo, far from it. Other countries go apeshit over it as well, problem with the British is that we get VERY bad when its an international event. In my opinion Poland is the worse though.

Andy Chalk:
because we didn't want him playing violent games

AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

John Funk:
Well if Assassin's Creed 2 has taught me anything, all young Italian men carry swords and kill people, so this really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

lmfao nice one..

Yeah I agree with this...

SonicKoala:
What a little asshole. My reasoning for that comment? This is just going to give the anti-video game lobby more fodder they can use to push this idea that video games have a negative impact on the people who play them. They'll never take into account the fact that this kid is clearly batshit insane.

It was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the thread name...

Though I was confused.. I must have misread the title because at first I thought it said that the dad stabbed the little boy... Which would have blown my mind...

I know not all sports gamers are like this, but I don't find this very surprising, because the experience I have had with people who play sports games... They all have had a screw loose.

For example, my one ex's brother back when I was in high school smashed his girlfriends ps2 controller to bits because his team fumbled... Are sports games this serious? o.o;

Again, not saying all sports gamers are like that though...

Fuck you! Video games aint taking the blame for this one. This is pure Italian insanity over football. The fact that it was a video game is irrelevant.

Ya know, Italy has some of the most fucked up rape laws in the "civilised" world. But you can imagine if some kid played Rapelay just once in his life then raped a girl they would totally forget all about their joke of a legal system and just blame the games.

John Funk:
Well if Assassin's Creed 2 has taught me anything, all young Italian men carry swords and kill people, so this really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

It seems this kid didn't have enough outlets.[1]

[1] Heheh, I am so smart

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