Today I read an article by Destructiod, about a 16-year-old who killed his mother in an extremely disturbed way, because she confiscated his Playstation.
The article discribed pretty thorough how the boy commited the murder and is a disturbing read, I warn you.
I regret that this happened and feel sorry for the poor woman for raising a psycho son, but it is not the console’s fault.
I my opinion, the kid was obviously mentally unstable (which I think becomes very clear by the way he kills her) and would have attacked his mother over anything she would have prohibited him to do. She could have taken his bike and he would most probably do the same, because he is a psycho not because it was the Playstation and not any other object of his posession.
Many adults, who do not play games, would read this article and be shocked. Most likely they would storm into the room of their perfectly normal and good kid and forbid him or her to play, as they would be worried he or she could become a psycho and slay them in their sleep or some stupid thing like that.
Articles like that also give crazy activists amunition and the right to demand the banning of certain games in Australia or wherever.
I do not think the emphasis should be on the Playstation at all and I am also very puzzled by the image of President Barck Obama included in that article ?!