We all love our games, and most everyone’s got a story or two under our belts of a moment when we maybe took that love a little too far. Maybe we gamed a little too long, or ignored a few obligations we had in favor of a few more hours of game time. Either way, anything any of us have done can’t hold a candle to any of the people on this list.
I want to emphasize one thing before we continue: it’s not the video games that cause this sort of behavior, as some would like everybody to believe. The people who take their hobby this far; turn their pastime into an outright obsession, well…they’ve got problems.
Did it for the Cash:
He needed money to fuel an online gaming addiction. Even more disturbingly, this isn’t the first such crime – and it probably won’t be the last, either.
Cue a 9-1-1 call which had a SWAT team arresting Jacob’s
father on the allegation
that he shot his fourteen year old daughter. Because that was the mature,
adult way to handle the situation, right?
Murderous Temper Tantrum:
His response constituted a positively baffling leap of logic: he went to the lockbox they kept it in, broke in, took a 9mm handgun out of it, and shot both of them, then trying to pin the blame on his father – who survived the shooting.
Trash Talk Gone Wrong:
To be fair, Bradford suffered from mental health issues, and later apologized to the kid. Still, no one can deny that his response was rather extreme.
Gamed to Death:
If any of you have a few more insane stories to share, we’d love to hear them.
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