Video Game Law Blog

July 05, 2005

UK tabloids are reporting that an 11 year old boy appeared in court recently to explain what drove him to stab his baby nephew while playing The Incredibles on his PS2. It's not clear whether there are any allegations that the game itself caused the violence "? apparently the youth was frustrated that his game character kept dying while his nephew cried in an adjoining room, but there were many other stress-creating factors to do with the boy's family situation, school situation, etc.

It certainly seems incredible to point the finger at video games in this context, but the mere fact that the stories see fit to mention the game-playing in association with the violence is revealing.

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