Italian teen stabs father in PlayStation row

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J. DOe
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Italian teen stabs father in PlayStation row

The article, at http://af.reuters.com/...">http://af.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idAFTRE60O2U720100125]http..., says:

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.

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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.

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"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."

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"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.

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This stuff scares me.  

This stuff scares me.

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It makes me sad that those

It makes me sad that those sorts of things can happen. It was lucky that no one died.

I saw what you did in chat. Shame on you. X.

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Yeah it is

Yeah it is

"It's all in your mind...Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life.If you continue to believe as you have always believed,you will continue to act as you have always acted.If you continue to act as you have always acted,you will continue to get what you have always gotten.If you want different results in your life or your work,all you have to do is change your mind." Anonymous...

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