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Coroner demands investigation
into Call of Duty video game
after four teenagers who regularly
played it went on to kill themselves

Daily Mail (UK), by Martin Robinson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/27/2014 12:35:18 PM

A coroner wants to investigate the impact Call of Duty has on children because he says up to four teenagers who killed themselves had played it regularly before they died. John Pollard has said it ´concerned him greatly´ the Certificate 18 war game featured in several recent hearings he had presided over. The coroner, who sat on the inquests of serial killer Harold Shipman´s victims, has previously urged parents to stop their children using adult video games after a boy of 14 hanged himself. Scroll down for video -In the latest hearing, last Thursday, brilliant schoolboy William Menzies, 16, who

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 5/27/2014 12:46:46 PM     (No. 9863430)

Look for the cause behind the cause. A video game cannot in and of itself cause suicide. Total absence of moral training is more likely the root cause.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thenightowl, 5/27/2014 12:54:38 PM     (No. 9863437)

I watched the trailer. Lib land large in my opinion. Brain bending in the trailer makes me question the purpose of the game.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 5/27/2014 1:00:36 PM     (No. 9863449)

Teenagers today have grown up during a time of legal abortions, and do not realize the sanctity of life. Add to that, these games remove them from realty, throw in a lack of moral teachings and understanding that eternity is endless and the brain rot begins.
In their little world, they kill , then push the reset button and kill again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/27/2014 1:20:00 PM     (No. 9863472)

I don´t know about this, but generally it would seem we need to teach and suggest more rational solutions to life´s problems. Instead of killing the spouse, pack the suitcase.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 5/27/2014 1:41:28 PM     (No. 9863514)

hate to ask this but, is it possible that these games in themselves ARE the moral training for all too many? It´s not a frivolous question: many of us have seen normal-looking people redefine themselves in the parallel worlds of biker gangs, or the sometimes weird world of the Society of Creative Anachronisms, or even of the "family" of football team fans. How often have we seen, for example, deadly brawls with weapons and injuries, in and near football stadiums?
When does the make-believe take over and become the reality?
And if, as we are told by the "elites", everyone creates his own reality and there is no objective reality, then why is it surprising that some find a "reality" that is in line with their preferences, and act accordingly?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: BreakRight, 5/27/2014 1:56:31 PM     (No. 9863551)

Maybe my imagination isn´t sufficiently honed, but how did he commit suicide with his hands tied behind his back, and how did he tie them?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 5/27/2014 2:04:36 PM     (No. 9863570)

I dunno, I watched the trailer, too. It didn´t make me want to commit suicide.

How many million other kids have played the game without committing suicide? Do we want to ban such things on a whim--like we did with our War on Drugs...?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bugboy, 5/27/2014 2:37:32 PM     (No. 9863613)

Lets get to the nitty gritty people today will blame the problems of their children, spouses, their own on anything and everything except where the blame lies with themselves.

With the millions of players that COD has these 4 were a tragedy, but it was their own faults not the games.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 5/27/2014 2:49:29 PM     (No. 9863623)

Four killed themselves and millions didn´t. Must be the game. How bout we look into the effects of the no parent home on kids?

Two income homes used to be achieved with one parent working part time or shift work so there would be one of them there for the kids when they came home from school. Now school hours are longer and someone else is there for the kids.

I´ll bet there are more suicides within that dynamic than this one. Talk about deflection.

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