February 19, 2007

Murdering for Monopoly money


page-116-03.jpgWhile gaming can certainly be an addictive sport, a recent murder revealed an addiction that went off the deep end.

"A university student under arrest for trying to withdraw money from the account of a man found dead last month, along with his mother, has admitted to their murder and robbery, police said. “I spent the money at video game arcades. I murdered them so I could steal some money,” the suspect, 21-year-old Hiroshi Shimura, was quoted as telling investigators."

This may be a case study for parents who view video gaming as a negative activity. However, if anything this morbid news will work in favor of kids desperately trying to negotiate with their parents. "You see, withhold my allowance for video games, and I'll lose my shit!".

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