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Date: 09/30/08 09:33 AM

57 Responses to UK Man Killed After Online Fight Over Video Game

  1. Profile photo of SaintPatty
    SaintPatty Male 18-29
    970 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 7:21 am
    Link: UK Man Killed After Online Fight Over Video Game - This is going to do nothing good for the gamer community.
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    simonb123 Male 13-17
    374 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 9:35 am
    Wow, We`ve sunk lower
  3. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3302 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 9:38 am
    Jack Thompson, to the rescue!!!


  4. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12155 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 9:39 am
    "The complex world of computer games and online forums".

    Hey, that`s us!

  5. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 9:39 am
    Whenever gaming or the internet is involved with something the media just loves to have a field day with it don`t they?
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    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
    883 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 9:41 am
    sky news? but they were on the ground. waaaa?
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    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 9:42 am
    *sigh*..really. this is retarded. not the link of course ;) but the whole situation
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    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 9:47 am
    wow, bummer. Not so sure this will affect the game industry too much seeing as how it didn`t happen in the US.

    It seems to me that it is just a case of someone taking something too seriously, or the killing was something completely unrelated. Who knows.

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    BruceLeroy Male 18-29
    123 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:00 am
    and what exactly is the negative correlation between gaming and this young man`s death. All I heard was a weak story which irresponsibly pointed a finger at a "suspect" who there isn`t any real evidence against and an attempt to sensaionalize the story by throwing in gaming references that don`t have a solid link to the event.
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    Vikstar Female 18-29
    399 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:01 am
    They must have a lot more evidence than they are letting on that this was online related. That German kid was hardly confessing to murder when he said `sorry for causing trouble lately` to a murder victim`s girlfriend. He could have meant anything, so I guess the police know something else.

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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
    626 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:03 am
    jd: Sky is a satalite broadcast channels (900 of them)

    Gothic: Any murder is news repored, game related violence is not so populer in the UK. We prefer drunks fighting in clubs!

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    Tekno Female 30-39
    1212 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:04 am
    The web site you are accessing has experienced an unexpected error.
    Please contact the website administrator.

    I wasn`t able to see it. Bummer.

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    jenneh Female 13-17
    460 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:10 am
    Why aren`t any of the links working?

    Really? D`:

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    Grizzzzzzzzz Male 18-29
    489 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:28 am

    video games must be at fault!

    it`s like that other story where they blamed this guy`s death on being `heavily contributed to by video games`, where in his life he`d only ever owned Sonic the Hedgehog, and Donkey Kong.

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    doodlydoo727 Male 18-29
    437 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:31 am
    finally 1 of these fueds over the net leads to something
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    clever-chan Female 18-29
    345 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:33 am
    So what? It appeared that he was apologizing for having argued with him prior to his death. There`s no way any jury would convinct on that alone, plus how would he know where the guy lived? Even if he had the town he would have had to ask around right?
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4398 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:36 am
    i played that game....
  18. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1626 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:43 am
    Thousands of people are being killed because of non-gaming related reasons every day. I don`t see how this incident could darken the view on video gaming for those other than the sadly ignorant.
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    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:46 am
    If someone dies, saying "Im sorry for everything I`ve done" is usually a good route to go when you feel bad for someone close to the deceased. They are going through so much, might as well lighten their load by apologizing for other stuff they are dealing with.

    There has to be something else other than a Facebook message and the possibility they knew each other.

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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:03 am
    My same thoughts, kairobert
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    NYDMT Male 13-17
    38 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:06 am
    LMFAO: This is going to do nothing good for the gamer community. It`s like gamers are a race of people.
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    Poreka Female 13-17
    710 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:27 am
    It`s funny when people blame video games on violent behaviour.
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
    1545 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:32 am
    I feel like the reporter left something out.

    So, they had no leads, so they went after a German guy who wrotea mysterious message on his girlfriend`s facebook page!?

    It seems like quite a stretch. Did I miss something?!

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    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:34 am
    Im sorry, I must be dumb, but...

    He had an Advanced War Website? and that links video games to his murder how?

    We don`t even know what the motives were behind the killing but since a student that had a website dedicated to a video game got killed, it must be because video games make people hostile and violent killers.

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    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:40 am
    Why is it important that he`s from the UK?

    Anyways, this is just adults trying to make us look bad. Ignore it.

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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 11:56 am
    Nevermind the fact that he was an upstairs flat above a bar, there is no possible way it was, say, a drug deal gone bad and the killer stole the drugs and left after stabbing him.
    Bad reporting because ervybody knows you get more hits when you involve video games in a person`s death.
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    chicobartend Male 18-29
    252 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm
    Are you Sh*ttin` me?! Over Advanced Wars?!?!
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9312 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 12:24 pm
    So how does it all connect? That one message? They don`t even know if it was indeed over the game itself, do they?
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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
    891 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 12:29 pm
    i missed the part where they said it was over a game...

    sure the guy runs a website about a game, and they used the site`s message boards as evidence, but that`s all they mentioned.

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    Mybones Male 13-17
    4 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 12:30 pm
    Omg...I go to that website and know the person who was killed. I cannot believe he is gone. He was a great person and I feel sorry for all of his family.
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    Lou-Saydus Male 13-17
    216 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 12:35 pm
    never said he was killed over the game. /fail less plox
  32. Profile photo of newlife
    newlife Male 40-49
    254 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    this is what you get when you take gaming or the internet TOO seriously....
    I say; turn the computer off and go outside and play....make a dumb video to put on youtube!!!
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2067 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 2:07 pm
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 2:21 pm
    hahaha thats great. me n my boy was just having a discussion last night wondering if anyone ever met up and fought over an online game.
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    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
    2045 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 2:44 pm
    @ lou-saydus: listen to the first words out of the reporters mouth.

    he says: "police continue to remove potential evidence from the *whatever*, where matthew pike was stabbed to death"

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    SPERMBUBBLE Male 18-29
    125 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    I cant believe a German could be capable of such a heinous act.
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    shinsvaka Male 18-29
    308 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    wat? they dont have any evidence that it was about gaming. just that he had run a online website. it could be a different f`cking thing, i hate ppl who give Video games and forums a bad rep. almost all times they have no relations. people just despise the public into beleiving it so they will have someting to blame. when they coulda just said. " this man was mentally unstable" but ooohhh no that wouldnt make for a good story. so they have to bent the truth so that they will get a better rating.

    idiot news and governments

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    AJester Male 18-29
    63 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 3:48 pm
    keith2, you are a moron.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15784 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:09 pm
    I still think the stabbing over a hot pocket is more ridiculous.

    I mean, come on, it was even between brothers!

  40. Profile photo of Metaphysics
    Metaphysics Male 13-17
    32 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:31 pm
    opie`s a mod now!

    but on to the video...
    that`s just... stupid. completely, completely stupid. I`m an avid fpser myself, but some people need to remember that GAMES ARE GAMES.

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    nospoons Male 18-29
    184 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 4:39 pm
    Ridiculous. absolutely poor effort. like many ppl have said there really is no correlation between the video games and the murrrderrrr.

    Plus if he was playing advance wars he would`ve killed the guy in a more turn based and tactical fashion.

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    patthebaker Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 5:33 pm
    advance wars ........... really.
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    I think we just hit a new low...
    I mean, srsly, advance wars?
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    gamergrl1018 Female 13-17
    106 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 8:09 pm
    wait...they still don`t know who did it...and they really don`t know that his death has anything to do with his gaming what was the point of relating it at all to games. So there was a guy online in Germany? who said he was sorry for causing trouble? Maybe he had just been recently starting flame wars on the forum or something...that doesn`t mean he did dumb
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    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
    331 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 8:32 pm
    I agree with a lot of what I;m seeing here...they never came out and said that the guy was killed after a fight about a video game. In fact, other than mentioning the game briefly, the reporter was pretty vague about the murder in general. Which makes sense, being that no one knows who actually did it!
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
    928 posts
    September 30, 2008 at 10:26 pm
    His religion is listed as agnostic on Facebook, that must be it! Because every agnostic is a MURDEREEEER!!! And he`s German! That must be it! Oh, and he has dark hair! And he`s white! How do we know which one of his characteristics to blame for making him a muderer? It must be all of them! RUN FROM THE DARK-HAIRED WHITEY GERMAN AGNOSTIC GAMER MURDERERS WHO USE FACEBOOK!
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    tp12 Male 13-17
    107 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 6:50 am

    if my parents try that on my computer, they would be in for a suprise.

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 8:10 am
    Lol @ retard police.
    1) A man was murdered.
    2) Someone he knew from a video game website recently apologised for causing trouble about something.

    Case closed!

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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 9:29 am
    Wow, this happened a few miles away from where I live *_*
  50. Profile photo of pyre
    pyre Male 18-29
    449 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 11:53 am
    My `black storm` CO power destroys your 1 man infantry unit.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2557 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 12:15 pm
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    Discomonkey Male 13-17
    1362 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    advance wars? wtf? no one, NO ONE IN THE WORLD!! can justify killing over that game,

    When i heard, after online fight over video game, i was thinking GTA it`s been nice knowing you...but then i heard `military` and i thought, COD4, what i just picked up that badboy again. then i heard Advance wars, and thought WTF?

    Media wont touch this tho, its on the DS, and anyone who diagrees, can have me a nice game of call of duty, and then maybe i stab you.

    oh yeah im on ps3, add me: DiscoMonkay

    i wont play you or anything, but`ll be nice to populate my friends list abit more.

    iM not crazy...

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    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 2:16 pm
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha i mean dying because of a video game... thats kind of uber geeky, but ADVANCED WARS??????!!!!11one!1
  54. Profile photo of ZMDalph
    ZMDalph Male 13-17
    216 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    "in an inrelated story, thousands of parents are putting parental controls on their internet, canceling their childrens game subscriptions, and making them delete their myspace/facebook page"
    here we go again...
    OH SHI-
  55. Profile photo of hooray4hazel
    hooray4hazel Female 13-17
    255 posts
    October 1, 2008 at 8:35 pm
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    BoomBox Male 13-17
    1232 posts
    October 2, 2008 at 3:51 am
    I imagined World of Warcraft, not Advance Wars.
  57. Profile photo of XVectorX
    XVectorX Male 13-17
    17 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    You are a !%@^ing insensitive prick. Someone died! But there you are sitting on your computer seat LAUGHING at someone who DIED! There are probably hundreds or thousands of people upset about this tragedy! You know what? When you die, I will come to your funeral laughing through the whole thing. When the funeral is over I`ll take a piss on your grave and laugh about it! When I die I`ll meet you in the afterlife so I can kick you in the dick so hard you get erased from existance.

    Have fun with your life!
    While it lasts >:^)

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