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News Lineage II clan fight claims life

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 21 Jan 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Angleus

    Angleus New Member

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    That is just crazy
     
  3. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    <government mode>

    Playing games leads to violence! Ban all games! Sure we have a rating system, but it's crap, just ban all games!

    </government mode>
     
  4. Naberius

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    How ridiculous, but then when you see the current state of affairs in russia anyway, it doesn't seem so suprising.

    But at 33, you would have thought he would have grown up enough to not take it so seriously.
     
  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Shame really, it reflects even worse on a very beautiful country. I'm actually introducing my girlfriend to Russian cuisine this weekend - Solyenka and Borscht cheesecake
     
  6. HitmanAdski

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    I think that this is absolutely absurd it's one thing to kill someone it's another to keep threatening people who have quite frankly had enough grief over the death of family, just how sick can you be? don't these people get it?

    How can a feud get so out of control for this to happen?
     
  7. Jebus.exe

    Jebus.exe Beta V1.0.0.1

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    I've felt mad a few times after playing cs against blatent cheaters, and the odd clan match rivalry. but this is not something i'd atall condone... pure insanity.
     
  8. Latvietis

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    Only in Russia. :)
     
  9. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    In soviet Russia...... game plays you!!!
     
  10. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    ?? why does this happen alot??
     
  11. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    i dont get which one is sillier... this or people dying while queueing for PS3..... (or Halo3? or wutever thing that came out not too long ago and people died becoz of it. i forgot. but i remember the death.)
     
  12. Nictron

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    I hope emphasis from this does not fall onto gaming again, it can happen in any situation where you have an individual who has no rational thought, a few examples:

    A class feud!

    Hey that is my urinal you are using!

    Rugby match with a hard tackle on a guy!

    Bully stealing someones sandwich!

    Is killing the individual in any of the above situations justified?

    OF COURSE NO!
     
  13. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Once before, with the same game, last year.
     
  14. Faulk_Wulf

    Faulk_Wulf Internet Addict

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    Lineage II is a fun game, I have had a chance to play it before.
    The fact that it is Russia or that it is a video game misses the point.
    And it will all be lost in translation.

    Just look at our own comments. "lol Russia".
    Seriously. Would anyone have replied differenlty
    if it had been the UK / US?

    Would it have been "lol Brits" or "lol Yanks"?
    (Well maybe "lol crazy Americans" *sigh*)

    But my point is, the country that this happened in shouldn't matter.
    The fact is there was a person (or group of individuals)
    that were so far removed from reality that they killed a person (irl)
    as retaliation for a kill (online).

    Real life you don't lose a % of your XP and respawn in town,
    and for however "duh" that is to us, it obviously wasn't to these people.

    If they did this over an online game, they probably could have been
    provoked by a movie, a board game, or any other immersive experience.

    But that will all be lost-- It'll just be "See? This is what gaming does."

    Well they can take that line and shove it because it just pisses me off.

    Maybe we as a society need to catch up to the facts of life.
    Technology is here, its staying barring an EMP bomb,
    games are getting more and more immersive.

    The solution isn't to ban all games but to help society integrate.
    If we need to make facilities to help treat people that adjust a bit TOO well
    to the online world and can't distinguish it from real life and its real consequences
    (think "Closed Shell Syndrome from Ghost In The Shell: SAC (Season 1)" )
    then --- ------ that's what needs to be done.

    What these players did (irl) to that guy is sickening, disturbing,
    immoral, unjustifiable, inexcusable, and just plain heinous.
    I hope they rot in hell for their crime, I really do.

    However we should use this (and apparently the PREVIOUS?! incident)
    as a strong indication that society needs to adapt to the virtual world.
    In fact the best comparison I have is: Society = RIAA and Online = Current Music Listeners.
    I feel we as a society really are that far off base with how we analyze situations like this.

    And I don't pretend to have much for a solution but I think we should find one. And soon.

    /endrant

    *clears throat*

    *leaves*
     
  15. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    It is official..

    WOW, Is in my book, is Officially Gay.


    You know how I know your gay?

    Because you think you have a gang, with you WOW buddys.
     
  16. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    uh... this is Lineage. now WoW.
     
  17. p3n

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    engrish rant, classic
     
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    sad story, but the only one to blame is the idiot that did the killing. The game could have been a football match or a bet at a bar or any other thing where there's a winner and a loser. Idiots will always find ways to do idiotic things and no amount of government intervention is gonna prevent that from happening. Now... getting back this this year's darwin awards...
     
  19. Bungle

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    Ah so this is why people are living longer. You have to kill the virtual life before the real one.
     
  20. Rebourne

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    I wonder if their clan modo is "Blood in, Blood out bitches!"...
     
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