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Author Topic: 18 year old starcraft gamer stabs 15 year old after internet connection goes out  (Read 3484 times)

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An 18 year old Starcraft player has been reported as attacking a 15 year old girl. The gamer became angry when his internet connection wouldn't work and picked up a kitchen knife and headed into the street. When there he came into contact with a 15 year old girl who was on her way home from a party and laughing with a friend. He attacked her with the knife but despite several stabs her injuries were not life threatening.

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Charming  >:(
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This was in Korea, right? They're crazy about Starcraft.

EDIT: Nope, I guess it was in Sweden...

« Last Edit: October 14, 2009, 10:55:28 PM by Deozaan »

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I'd also like to just say that just because the guy played Starcraft doesn't mean anything. I can't read Swedish, so I don't know what the original article says, but the article Josh links to doesn't say anything about the man playing Starcraft when his internet connection was lost. It just says he's a Starcraft player who got angry when his internet connection went out.

Might as well have the headline be: 18 year internet user stabs 15 year old after internet connection goes out.

Oh wait, that's not as scary/sensational, so that won't work... ::)


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I'd also like to just say that just because the guy played Starcraft doesn't mean anything. I can't read Swedish, so I don't know what the original article says, but the article Josh links to doesn't say anything about the man playing Starcraft when his internet connection was lost. It just says he's a Starcraft player who got angry when his internet connection went out.

Might as well have the headline be: 18 year internet user stabs 15 year old after internet connection goes out.

Oh wait, that's not as scary/sensational, so that won't work... ::)

Are you clicking the right link deo? I just clicked it again and the link even says starcraft right in it. The first paragraph makes mention of it as well.

http://www.sk-gaming...d_after_knife_attack

Notice, starcraft is directly in the link....

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You're right, Josh. It does mention Starcraft explicitly. My mistake.


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Just making sure I wasn't smoking crack and there was something I put in there inadvertently.

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Once again The Press mistakenly presumes two or more factors in close proximity establish a cause and effect relationship.

(i.e. Since he was playing Starcraft, it was his playing Starcraft as well as the dropped internet connection that had a direct bearing on his violent actions.)

A more accurate report would have read: "Unstable young man reacts violently to minor frustration in his home. Irrationally goes out and stabs unsuspecting stranger because he couldn't cope."

« Last Edit: October 15, 2009, 04:14:13 PM by 40hz »

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I stabbed my cody mug and broke my knife when I dropped a can of campbells extra chunky soup on my foot...do i have a problem?

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I stabbed my cody mug and broke my knife when I dropped a can of campbells extra chunky soup on my foot...do i have a problem?

Nah. You were just having "one of those days." ;D


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Frightening story. The boy is mad without net access.