UK Man Killed After Online Fight Over Video Game

Submitted by: SaintPatty 8 years ago Tech

This is going to do nothing good for the gamer community.
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Male 17
>DavioMagnifi

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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Male 1,232
I imagined World of Warcraft, not Advance Wars.
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Female 254
lmao.
:/
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Male 216
"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-
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Male 599
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha i mean dying because of a video game... thats kind of uber geeky, but ADVANCED WARS??????!!!!11one!1
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Male 1,361
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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Male 2,553
BOOM HEADSHOT
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Male 449
My `black storm` CO power destroys your 1 man infantry unit.
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Male 4,680
Wow, this happened a few miles away from where I live *_*
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Male 4,290
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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Male 107
@poreka

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

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Male 928
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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Female 331
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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Female 105
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 website...so 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 it...how dumb
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Male 650
I think we just hit a new low...
I mean, srsly, advance wars?
psshh
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Male 1,766
advance wars ........... really.
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Male 184
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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Male 32
opie`s a mod now!
*clapclap*

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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Female 15,763
I still think the stabbing over a hot pocket is more ridiculous.

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

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Male 63
keith2, you are a moron.
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Male 308
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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Male 125
I cant believe a German could be capable of such a heinous act.
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Female 2,044
@ 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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Male 2,592
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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Female 2,064
*sigh*
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Male 254
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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Male 216
never said he was killed over the game. /fail less plox
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Male 4
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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Male 891
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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Male 9,306
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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Male 251
Are you Sh*ttin` me?! Over Advanced Wars?!?!
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Male 2,148
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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Male 2,159
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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Male 724
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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Female 1,545
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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Female 710
And then I bet a bunch of mums will moan at thier sons/daughters and say,"SEE THIS IS WHY THE INTERNET IS DANGEROUS YOU MUST BE MORE CAREFUL YOU`RE BANNED FROM THAT PLANET OF FIGHTCRAFT OR WHATEVER IT`S CALLED AND I`M GOING TO PUT A TIME LIMIT OF 4 SECONDS ON THAT COMPUTER BLAH BLAH BLAH"
It`s funny when people blame video games on violent behaviour.
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Male 38
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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Male 2,855
My same thoughts, kairobert
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Male 772
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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Male 1,623
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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Male 4,393
i played that game....
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Female 345
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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Male 437
finally 1 of these fueds over the net leads to something
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Male 489
Sigh.

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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Female 460
Why aren`t any of the links working?

Really? D`:

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Female 1,212
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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Male 626
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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Female 399
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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Male 123
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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Male 1,894
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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Male 1,686
*sigh*..really. this is retarded. not the link of course ;) but the whole situation
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Male 882
sky news? but they were on the ground. waaaa?
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Female 4,376
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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Male 12,138
"The complex world of computer games and online forums".

Hey, that`s us!

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Male 3,301
Jack Thompson, to the rescue!!!

*facepalm*

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Male 374
Wow, We`ve sunk lower
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Male 970
Link: UK Man Killed After Online Fight Over Video Game [Rate Link] - This is going to do nothing good for the gamer community.
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