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83 Responses to Adult Threatens To Kill Mom Over World Of Warcraft

  1. Profile photo of TMLkicks89
    TMLkicks89 Female 13-17
    336 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:31 am
    Link: Adult Threatens To Kill Mom Over World Of Warcraft - Then rams his head into a wall. Complete with a mugshot of our anti-hero. And no, this is not an Onion parody.
  2. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:07 am
    Damn crazy kids!
  3. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 10:09 am
    This is about a MAN not a teen. A MAAANNNNN! WTF>?
  4. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7565 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:10 am
    No- a teen is someone under twenty. 27 is a grown adult. This one has issues.
  5. Profile photo of Traxus
    Traxus Male 13-17
    105 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:11 am
    "Teen Threatens To Kill Mom ..."
    "James Swan is 27-year-old ..."
  6. Profile photo of mais_dare
    mais_dare Male 18-29
    121 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:12 am
    I just stopped playing wow about a month ago. I transitioned out nice and smoothly.
  7. Profile photo of Lou-Saydus
    Lou-Saydus Male 13-17
    216 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:15 am
    teen? the guy is 27 lol.
  8. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2010 at 10:15 am
    I can only wonder what would have happened if she messed with his farmville/town account
  9. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:21 am
    Honestly, it`s not the games that are the issue. My brother is a huge gamer nerd, but he would never beat somebody (especially a family member) over it. People who are already drated in the head happen to play them and use them as an excuse to freak out and murder somebody or themselves.

    Good riddance I say. If only his grandpa had been a better shot.

  10. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:23 am
    Please Mr. Judge - nice long prison sentence.
  11. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1793 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:24 am
    What a winner... I mean wiener... I mean what a loser!!!!
  12. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Ugh, people always use stories like these as excuses to say gaming is bad. It`s just an obsession, and some people are unstable enough to want to get rid of anything that deprives them of the object of their obsession.
    If it had been a guy on drugs who tried to kill his mom when she took his drugs away, that wouldn`t even have been judged newsworthy :P Drugs are also an obsession.
  13. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:32 am
    There are people who can handle their liquor, there are people who get drunk off the first margarita. There are people who have a baby to grow a loving family, there are people who have four kids to live off the system. There are people who enjoy video games, there are people who aren`t mentally equipped to handle interactive fantasy.

    It is called being held accountable and being responsible.

  14. Profile photo of fancylady
    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:51 am
    haha what a loser
  15. Profile photo of marcus2
    marcus2 Male 13-17
    677 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:56 am
    Grandpa with a revolver FTW :D
  16. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2010 at 11:02 am
    @Boadicea: by any chance, is your brother 27 and still living at home?
  17. Profile photo of gamerdude94
    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2010 at 11:04 am
    What`s up with the title? A man who is 27 years old is hardly a "teen".
  18. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2010 at 11:07 am
    Least he`s got chicken.
  19. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2010 at 11:07 am
    hehe, related article: http://www.news.com.au/technology/gamers...
  20. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Furpie: Not yet, but he`s well on his way. Ha no, he`s 22 and living at home. But he`s got a job and whatever.

    What are you implying?

  21. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Teen Threatens To Kill Mom Over World Of Warcraft

    He`s 27? IAB fail.

  22. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:28 am
    The ONLY reason, ONLY reason, that this has garnered ANY press is because World of Warcraft is involved. He could have been jerking off, watching television, or any other activity and no one would hear a damn thing about this. This happens CONSTANTLY. drating media pushing this poo because he was playing a video game. Pisses me the drat off!
  23. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:34 am
    ggolbez

    agreed, soon it will be the mere act of playing video games being likened to violent drug crimes. And the safer, less shooty games? Gateway gaming.

  24. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
    697 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:45 am
    ...again?!
  25. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:51 am
    @ ggolbez, although i do agree that this story was released only because video games were involved. The thing is though. do you even think this would have happened had he been doing something like jacking off? or watching TV? no, the only reason this dude flipped is because of WOW... well, that and booze...
  26. Profile photo of mynamecandi
    mynamecandi Female 18-29
    209 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:52 am
    HAHA I liked the people arguing over the story better than the actual story!!
  27. Profile photo of cheese6969
    cheese6969 Male 18-29
    522 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:54 am
    videos games have nothing to do with this he obviously has mental issues, and i`m supprised they weren`t noticed earlier
  28. Profile photo of gorgeousplan
    gorgeousplan Female 18-29
    146 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:57 am
    As a lot of others have pointed out, the title of this article is COMPLETELY WRONG.

    Am I the only one getting annoyed by IAB`s crappy title editing lately?

  29. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7470 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    sad
  30. Profile photo of heracy
    heracy Male 30-39
    33 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    did his mum drop any good loot when he lamped her?
  31. Profile photo of Tinkerbellio
    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
    1001 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    The comments made me lol

    I only saw one source saying it was his son and it`s the Herald-Tribune, which has a tendency to beef up their stories. What are the odds a 27-year-old gamer who lives with his mom has ever gotten laid?

  32. Profile photo of Medicanic
    Medicanic Male 18-29
    54 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    i agree, MCR or whatever was pretty funny, as was the stoned guy. he called him "Mr. ABC" hahah
  33. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    Oh heracy...dude...wrong... XD
  34. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    Title fixed.
    Thank you IAB populace for calmly and politely pointing out our grave error. I hope that tricking you into believing this man is younger than he actually is did not ruin your Pancake Day. Humblest apologies from everyone at IAB. Please accept this cookie as a token of our eternal gratitude for your patience.

  35. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    Grandpa is awesome
  36. Profile photo of MrBowserPuff
    MrBowserPuff Male 13-17
    275 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    That`s depressing.
  37. Profile photo of gorgeousplan
    gorgeousplan Female 18-29
    146 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    Thanks for the correction, haha. IAB is still the best!
  38. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10732 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    Wow talk about an EPIC FAIL in life.
  39. Profile photo of baileyabb
    baileyabb Female 18-29
    896 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    People like him make us look like freaks. It`s a bloody game! And my boyfriend still teases me for playing.. :/
  40. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Link: He`s 27, lives with his mom, plays World of Warcraft. I think the reproducing has taken care of itself.
  41. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    What a great example of a stereotypical loser.
  42. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    Naturally someone will blame world of warcraft, rather than actual problems such as mental health, alcoholism or anger management.
  43. Profile photo of GlooStikk
    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    HAha
  44. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    for gods sake guys, if you`re that immersed go be part of the bloody design team or something
  45. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    Florida. Of course. What is in the water down there?
  46. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    Florida. Of course. What is in the water down there?

    A big heapin` helpin` of Jesus.

  47. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    WTH!
  48. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
    1265 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    The funny part is that no one writes anything about the other watever million users who are normal people. They love the drama and they love blaming it on the game, instead of seeng the guy has problems beyond the fact that he plays WOW.
  49. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    Dude... it was raid night, I mean COME ON!!! GAWD!
  50. Profile photo of Evilcupcake
    Evilcupcake Male 30-39
    82 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    if this truly did take place in Florida, than this is further evidence why we should call in a state wide napalm on Florida.
  51. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    > gorgeousplan
    > Am I the only one getting annoyed by IAB`s crappy title editing lately?

    Nope. Either Fancy edits the title/description, in which case it is (usually) correct, or he doesn`t, in which case its exactly as the member submitted it in the first place.

  52. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    "if this truly did take place in Florida, than this is further evidence why we should call in a state wide napalm on Florida."

    No! You`ll kill the crocogators! D:

  53. Profile photo of zombieland
    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    oh yes, lets blame world of warcraft. never mind the endless other signs of dysfunctionality im positive would be present at the scene.
  54. Profile photo of Jabbox
    Jabbox Male 18-29
    250 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    love how it only makes a passing mention to the fact he was drinking, and may have been qite drunk at the time
  55. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    All the comments about this article(on the link), pretty entertaining me must say.
  56. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    Here`s a really awesome, related story:

    It`s 12 AM, and Tommy needs to go to sleep. He`s been raiding since 4 PM, and his mom comes in and lets him know he has to go to sleep soon. Tommy says, sure mom! Lets his friends know, and goes to bed shortly after.

    Truly tragic.

  57. Profile photo of junkaddy
    junkaddy Female 30-39
    261 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    Looks like it`s time for Mom to (literally) pull the plug on her son`s WoW addiction.
  58. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    hmm, the bullet glanced off his head... i know some kids who got complety obssess with WoW... that stuff is bad magic if you let it get out of control, im almost positive my best friend lost his girlfriend of 2 years to that. MODERATION is key here people. but this dude was batsh*t crazy!
  59. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    he was probably raiding Icecrown... trying to get his mad gear and mom just cant accept the fact that he must pwn 24/7
  60. Profile photo of clp2010
    clp2010 Female 30-39
    126 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    Looks like mom needs to brush up on her FPS. Then the bullet wouldn`t have grazed. -.-
  61. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 11:34 pm
    I have a feeling that this story is a little one sided.

    also, the comments on the bottom are really funny.

  62. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 12:02 am
    Well, she shouldn`t have interrupted his game. Sheesh.
  63. Profile photo of feiku
    feiku Female 18-29
    525 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 12:10 am
    Here`s a really awesome, related story:
    It`s 12 AM, and Tommy needs to go to sleep. He`s been raiding since 4 PM, and his mom comes in and lets him know he has to go to sleep soon. Tommy says, sure mom! Lets his friends know, and goes to bed shortly after.

    Truly tragic."

    I play WoW and only the hardcore obsessed jerks are like that (and they only make up maybe .001% of WoW population). Most gamers just game as much as any other person might spend going on facebook or watching t.v.

  64. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    February 17, 2010 at 1:04 am
    Time for a bullet to the head.
  65. Profile photo of seeks_love
    seeks_love Female 18-29
    428 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 3:27 am
    This is what happens when people try to escape whatever is wrong in their lives. I play WoW almost every day, live with my boyfriend, and have friends outside the game. I can`t imagine it becoming the end all be all of my existence. That`s retarded...enough said.
  66. Profile photo of pip-pip666
    pip-pip666 Female 18-29
    420 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 4:13 am
    Awful lot to answer for that game...
  67. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2010 at 5:13 am
    If my parents tell me to stop playing i stop.
    then i go and play xbox.
  68. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2010 at 5:32 am
    I think the pooty argument underneath might be funnier than the article
  69. Profile photo of Sistarose
    Sistarose Female 30-39
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    February 17, 2010 at 5:32 am
    Ahhh, but he was raiding peeps, he was raiding, damn mum gotta respect an epic raid.
  70. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 6:30 am
    I blame the grandfather. The kid was merely chocking his mom. pssht! The grandfather escaladed everything by bringing a gun to the show.
  71. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    February 17, 2010 at 6:43 am
    someones got issues..
  72. Profile photo of fknloser
    fknloser Male 30-39
    418 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 7:34 am
    im not too worried, like all other addicted mmorpggaygamerfpsmmropg guys out there, they will all end up like the fat guy on the movie `Gamer` sucking my taxes up like a slurpy because he qualifies for disability .... wait that worries the poo out of me, with brainless Democrats in power, gladly giving guys like that my taxes !! o god we really are screwed
  73. Profile photo of spartanman
    spartanman Male 13-17
    198 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 8:42 am
    How many deaths would the shut-down of World of Warcraft cause?
  74. Profile photo of alisia
    alisia Female 18-29
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    February 17, 2010 at 10:14 am
    Well no wonder he still lives with his mom, she is setting a horrible example by still living with her dad.
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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    He was old and couldn`t get him off and he was killing her what would you have him do? Hit em with a blunt object? but if that didn`t knock him out he`d probably beat grandpa to death with it.
  76. Profile photo of draquoir
    draquoir Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    O_O Makes me hate the world...

    Of Warcraft.

  77. Profile photo of Saskuel
    Saskuel Male 13-17
    343 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    Spartanman... A lot. I`m talking about scuicides, homicides, momisides which no one even knows WTF that is but a WoW player would find a way to make it happen. We are talking about a world of people that brought down the lich king and all his soldiers. A momicide is possible to them.
  78. Profile photo of Avalessa
    Avalessa Female 13-17
    491 posts
    February 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    Sad...
  79. Profile photo of akabane
    akabane Male 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 5:45 am
    hahaha, change the name from teen to adult. nice
  80. Profile photo of shalantas
    shalantas Male 18-29
    426 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    5 kids... in my family my other 4 brothers and sisters would have beat the poo out of him. if mom didn`t kill him first. damn kids these days. no respect for the people who support your stupid WOW addiction while feeding you and clothing you. ungrateful. "NO MOM I DON"T WANT ANY LASAGNA! I AM POSTING MEAN COMMENTS ON IAB!"
  81. Profile photo of bonzoello
    bonzoello Male 18-29
    228 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    well, i mean, you shouldn`t interrupt somebody when they are playing. totally rude

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