Call of Duty Blamed as Boy Admits Killing Mom with Birthday-Gift Rifle

It’s been a cheerful day for video game crime news, hasn’t it? First was the teenage father who sawed a former friend’s neck down to the trachea over some Xbox Live name-calling. Now an Iowa boy says he killed and attempted to rape his mother after she took away Call of Duty. That’s according to the 911 call… Continue reading Call of Duty Blamed as Boy Admits Killing Mom with Birthday-Gift Rifle

Coroner: under-18s should not play Call of Duty

But the coroner, John Pollard, said he was disturbed by the schoolboy’s use of violent games and issued a warning to other parents. Recording an open verdict at the inquest in Stockport, Greater Manchester, Mr Pollard said: “The age limitations on these various computer games are there for a very valid reason. Why, quite frankly,… Continue reading Coroner: under-18s should not play Call of Duty

14-year-old hangs himself after playing Call of Duty

“Why quite frankly anybody would want to be playing them, I don’t know. “It’s very important that young children don’t play them or have access to them. “I make a plea with parents to keep a very close eye on their children in that way. “For whatever reason, and it is I’m afraid somewhat mysterious,… Continue reading 14-year-old hangs himself after playing Call of Duty