Boys Kill Friend Using Mortal Kombat Technique

An example of the effect video games can have on children…

A 14-year-old schoolboy has been brutally killed in Latvia’s north-eastern town of Valmiera by friends who say they were inspired by a video game, a spokeswoman for the police in Riga said Tuesday.

They explained that “they used techniques borrowed from the video game ‘Mortal Kombat’ in dealing with their victim”, the spokeswoman, Kristine Mezaraupa said.

[Source: HTTabloid]

This is mad…

Anyway even though this could have been influenced by the Mortal Kombat video game, I don’t think all the blame should be put on the video game manufacturer.

Thousands if not millions of kids worldwide have been playing Mortal Kombat for years, yet we haven’t seen Mortal Kombat killing sprees going on.

A lot of responsibility lies on the parents to filter what their children have access to and to teach them what’s right from wrong, what’s fantasy from reality.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

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