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2007/07/16 10:46:37: Posted by DM
More bad press for Rockstar and Manhunt today. The mother of Stuart Harling, the 18 year-old convicted of stabbing nurse Cheryl Moss to death, has claimed that his violent behaviour was triggered by playing videogames such as Manhunt. Speaking to the News of the World Lorraine Harling said, "I knew he was playing the video games but we didn't really know what went on in them, how brutal and graphic they were.
"Stuart was 11 or 12 when I bought him the PlayStation. For a long time I didn't even realise games had age limits on them. We'd just buy him the game that all the other kids had. I didn't really know what they were about. I think most parents are the same." Take some parenting responsibilty please.

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Written by The Limey on 2007/07/16

Stupid parenting seems to be the issue, they should jail her along with her son for allowing and buying her son these games. The UK have age rules for a reason.
Written by neoimpulse on 2007/07/16

He's 18...
Written by The Limey on 2007/07/16

He is 18 now and she was obviously buying games for him before that date, that was my point.

When was the last time a movie was sited for causing violence? the video game industry seems like a convinent scape goat atm.
Written by zwandaba on 2007/07/16


so why don't we blame obesity in children on games, just hear me out,

1. In GTA you need to eat food to get health

2. In PAC MAN the main character eats everything

3. Because am just stupid enough to make a claim like that

I've played and watched very violent video games and movies ever since i was 7 years old, shouldn't I be killing people.

Sometimes people are just crazy, some parents i mean.
Written by blacktiger on 2007/07/16

to all this, i hope they have secuirty for 18 and over !!!

and then lets see whos gonna compain now, its like watching a theatre movie, you must be over 18 !
Written by B1ueBurneR on 2007/07/16

Believe it or not Videogames does have an influence on people that play them too much, for example, I play lots of FPS, and before I started playing FPS, I had a terrible aim in the bathroom, Now I'm on point and shooting directly in the bowl, and my chin stays dry throught out the my monrings and late nights at the bars.
Written by blacktiger on 2007/07/16


B1ueBurneR , you are one fuckin idiot, video games and reality dont do much, only one thing, "excercise your mind" yes they kill your time and all but that doesnt mean anything, and dont be stupid .

Cant belive what I just heard, oh and dont tell me you went out and piss on someone, because you have a good aim !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Although it wont hurt ppl so go ahead,

Fuckin Idiot !!!
Written by Nemesis IX on 2007/07/16

so she is admitting the blame then she gave her under age a 18's rated game, shame on her.
Written by LordFlux on 2007/07/16

He's 18 years old -- he's an adult and responsible for his own actions. His mom is trying to excuse his behavior by blaming it on video games. Sorry mom, but face it, your kid is a p-s-y-c-h-o.
Written by whYte420 on 2007/07/16

I've been playing violent video games since mortal kombat 1 (think I was 6 when that came out) and I haven't killed anyone. That kid is just a fuckin idiot....
Written by steve_o_3000 on 2007/07/16

man. blaming video games is so old. they should test him for steroids.
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