Top 10 Real World Crimes BLAMED on Video Games!

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The media’s always looking for something to blame when tragedy strikes – and video games are often a prime target! These are the crimes that for whatever reason – valid, invalid, crazy or just plain wrong-ass-dumbness – we’re blamed on the beloved (and mostly harmless) hobby of video games. Politians, lawyers, social justice warriors and uptight conservatives; they’ve all had video games in their crosshairs. Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Real World Crimes Blamed On Video Games!

00:42 #10. Grand Theft Auto Causes London Riots
01:32 #9. Grand Theft Auto Behind Nightlong Spree
02:19 #8. Confiscated PlayStation Killing
03:17 #7. Recreating Mortal Kombat
04:05 #6. Manhunt Obsession
04:56 #5. Real Daughter Left To Starve
05:39 #4. Teen Shoots Parents After Halo Ban
06:40 #3, #2 & #1: ????

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9 thoughts on “Top 10 Real World Crimes BLAMED on Video Games!

  1. It’s history repeating itself. Before Video game it was Dungeons and
    Dragons being blamed, before D&D it was comics, before comics it was
    movies…. Oddly enough i enjoy all of those things and i’m a very non
    violent person

  2. So video games inspired Hitler to cause a genocide?

    Video games don’t influence people to become violent, their stupidity does.

  3. People with the capacity to kill will kill wether they grew up in a barn or
    in front of a game console. Killers motives change but killers are
    killers… Timmy from 1895 will kill Sam the neighbour because he wants his
    rocking horse. Take the same kid and put him in 2015, same upbringing same
    mental state. He will find another reason to kill because it’s just who he
    is.

  4. Oh yeah if the guy from Oasis says it it MUST be true. The moron knows
    nothing.

    These people had something very wrong already so they shouldn’t have been
    exposed to the content.

  5. As soon as mass media sees killing in a video game, they blame it on a
    crime, claiming they “saw similarities”.
    I’ve played a few FPS games and guess what, I don’t know how to turn off
    the safety on a gun, nor do I own a gun.
    I swear, as soon as they see that the killer plays video games they blame
    that instead of looking into things like the family life, eventual bullying
    etc

  6. People should stop using video games as a scapegoat for violent crimes
    committed. Since when is a game-pad or keyboard/mouse a good trainer for
    real life guns?? There may be many violent video games now but violent
    people have been around longer…….

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