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Parents suing Blizzard for World of Warcraft addiction

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  1. malware New Member

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    I am curious what people here think about this. The parents of a thirteen year old Chinese boy are suing the makers of World of Warcraft by claiming that the game was responsible for their son’s death.
    Source: [H]ard|OCP
     
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    that is stupid... its the kids fault for being stupid not the game he played...
     
  3. zOaib New Member

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    what the game industry should do is sue the damn parents for not keepin an eye on their kid , thats just pure BS :nutkick:
     
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    It does make you stop and wonder. Can video games be an addiction?
    Addiction is defined as: "The condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or or involved in something." I'm sure there are a lot of people (including me) that can say they are habitually occupied with video games. However, by this definition wouldn't other activities, like sports, reading, music, or other hobbies also be considered "addictions"? Should you sue your school if you get injured playing a sport?

    Write me a five page essay (double spaced) due by the end of the week. :laugh:
     
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    like wtf u can not get adicted to a videogame well u can buti do not think that hard core he must have been on drugs or somthing
     
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    i would like to know what was in world of warcraft that made him jump the building , maybe he couldnt get past a level and got frustrated (just kiddin) , but seriously that game isnt that violent , however i havent played it , so correct me if i am wrong ! :cool:
     
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    I have to agree. If you kill yourself over a game you've got other, more serious, problems to begin with.
     
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    I hate parents like these.:shadedshu
     
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    i agree what was the kids condition before hand for all we know he could have been pumpin 150mg of zoloft..
     
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    the parents shouldn't be allowed to sue; they should be sent to prison for not keeping tabs on their children.
     
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    They are parents, they are protective of their children, something goes wrong, and they don't know why, they have to put the blame to something. What better than a game.

    I think it’s a total load of BS that a game would make you jump of a building. I believe that they might be addictive, but to make you doing something of that degree. That's just the parents being defensive IMO.

    -Dan
     
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    World of Warcraft is addictive.

    But its the parents fault that the kid jumped off the building, where were they the whole time he played WoW?
     
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    He should've stuck to Guild Wars... ;) (j/k)
     

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