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Quote:An Italian man who argued with his son over Sony PlayStation tactics was recovering in hospital on Monday after the teenager stabbed him in the neck with a 15-inch (40 cm) kitchen knife, police and hospital officials said.
Police said the argument broke out when the 46-year-old storekeeper offered his son advice on tactics to improve his play, and then turned the television off in response to his son's behaviour.
"I saw Mario come back into the room, he seemed calm, he went to the sink and I noticed him washing a knife," Monica told the newspaper. "Then my husband came into the room with a hand round his neck, dripping blood."
"Mario is obsessed. He's forever playing on his PlayStation, and we bought him FIFA 2009 because we didn't want him playing violent games," his mother told Il Corriere.
This, fortunately, did not result in a death, although being stabbed in the neck by a 40 cm. knife easily could have if the knife had hit a major artery or vein. This incident shows something that I have read in several posts, including other threads in this forum, namely that some addicted gamers can become violent when they are taken away from their "drug". As his mother said, "Mario is obsessed". Unfortunately, changing to FIFA 2009 to avoid "him playing violent games" did not seem to help very much.
- John O.
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