Couple of Halo-related stories in the news, thought I'd share:
Kid assaults mother with a taco after unplugging his Xbox
A 19-year-old Deltona man is arrested for assaulting his own mother, with a taco. Dena Moir tells Fox 35 News her son, Zachary Moir, got out of control Wednesday night when she was calling him down for dinner. When he refused to stop playing his X-box and come down for dinner, Dena Moir says she went upstairs and unplugged the game, that's when she says Zachary pushed her and called her a bad name. "I've been having trouble with him for awhile won't work, wont' go to school. He's being rude and disrespectful. Pushing things to the limit as far as the violence.”
A few minutes later Dena says she was in the kitchen cleaning and cooking tacos for dinner when Zachary showed up. That's when she says he slapped her arm and threw a taco in her face. “He went ahead and hit me with the taco and I got taco all over my shirt and kitchen. I’ve threatened to call police before. But anyway this time, I thought he went too far so I called police and he's in jail now.”
(Well, actually, I can't find anything that confirms that this taco-throwing ******* was indeed playing Halo 3, but I'm gonna go ahead and assume that he was, anyway.)
Teenager shot parents who took away Xbox
A 17-year-old has been convicted of shooting his parents in the head after they took away his video game.
Daniel Petric killed his mother and wounded his father when they banned him from playing "Halo 3" and took away his Xbox console. He now faces a possible life sentence.
. . .Aaaand this is why I play COD4.
Matt, with respect, COD (any variation) is still violent. These violent games of ANY sort should NOT be in the hands of children. And for those who are of age (18+), act your damn age.
My nephew was shot and killed this past Thursday (1/15/9), presumably due to Halo. Details are sketchy on that, however it appears the boy who shot him didn't do so out of malice but by accident. Apparently they were making a video of how to load a shotgun and the one went off. The idea of loading a shotgun may have come from Halo, but again that has not been determined.
Kids should NOT have violent video games, NOR be in ANY proximity to weapons, especially guns. And this INCLUDES hunting. There is PLENTY of time to learn how to hunt when they are older. I FIRMLY believe a child of less than 16 should not have access to a weapon. Those between 16-18 only access at shooting ranges. Then hopefully within those two years they not only will have learned to be a good shot, but also gained the responsibility that being around a weapon carries.
Naysayers, please tread lightly, after all I did lose a relative due to a weapon.
Again, respectfully posted,