Tag Archive: Video Game

Gamers Committing War Crimes Should Suffer ‘Virtual Consequences,’ Says Red Cross

















” The International Committee of the Red Cross has confirmed that it won’t prosecute gamers for participating in pretend war crimes, but that doesn’t mean it wants to leave the topic alone. The Committee has released a statement in which it outlines its desire to collaborate with videogame developers to show the consequences of a player’s actions if they engage in virtual torture, the harming of civilians, attacks on medical personnel, or anything else covered by the Geneva Convention.

It stopped short of clarifying quite what these consequences should be, suggesting only that “game scenarios should not reward players for actions that in real life would be considered war crimes.” On the other hand, the ICRC feels players found “respecting the law of armed conflict” should be rewarded.”









Video game inspires 19-year-old man to kill millionaire father

” After suffering “constant humiliation” from the treatment of his father, the 19-year-old son ended the 57-year-old man’s life using a spiked bat, similar to that used in a video game he had been playing.

  Last Friday, after confessing to the cold-blooded murder of 57-year-old Andreu Coll Bennássar, Andreu Coll Tur together with his friend and accomplice, 20-year-old Francisco Abas Rodriguez have been remanded in custody by a Spanish judge on Mallorca , without bail . ”

Adam Lanza Played Thousands of Dollars Worth of Violent Video Games





” Is there a link between the violence in our society and the violence our children see in the entertainment industry, including video games, television, and movies? That’s going to be a tough one to determine under any circumstances. Either way, check out this new report about Newtown shooter Adam Lanza:

In some quarters, Nancy Lanza, 52 at the time of her death, is viewed as a villain, a gun-obsessed mother who allowed her disturbed son access to firearms and let him fester in the basement playing violent video games while she traveled and enjoyed nightlife. […]

During a search of the Lanza home after the deadly school shootings, police found thousands of dollars worth of graphically violent video games.”

Town Near Sandy Hook Launches $25 Violent Video Game Buy-Back






” A Connecticut town thirty miles from Sandy Hook will give people $25 to incinerate their violent video games.

Southington, Connecticut is encouraging owners of violent video games to deposit them in a local dumpster near a drive-in movie theater, so that the games can be collected and destroyed. In return, the local Chamber of Commerce will give participants $25 gift cards to be used toward purchases of non-violent entertainment.

The Violent Video Game Return Program has the backing of a diverse coalition of groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, fire department, board of education, as well as town officials and clergy members. “



This Cannot End Well … For Any Of Us 

  “Seven members of an elite U.S. Navy SEAL team, including one who participated in the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded for disclosing classified material while helping produce a video game, officials said on Thursday.

All seven of the special operations forces who were punished were members of the elite SEAL Team Six, according to CBS News, which first reported the reprimands. CBS said the seven worked for two days this spring and summer as paid consultants on the video game.”