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Father: Boy was acting out zombie-slaying game Minecraft

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Truthseeker - 10/1/2013 5:40 AM
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Bottom line = poor parenting.

Dzin123 - 9/30/2013 7:25 PM
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Hahahahah really? Minecraft. I'm sorry... Minecraft. You could have picked a billion violent games but you blame..mine craft. Yeah next mass shooting be sure to blame maple story

Fred Thompson - 9/30/2013 4:30 AM
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What ever happened to making the "SORRY PARENTS" liable? There are 10's of thousands of married couples who should not have children! In the early 1920's if you were proving out to be stupid and ignorant as a teenager or young adult' you were STERILISED! That procedure as well thwarted abortions as well!

HeroOfTime - 9/29/2013 8:08 PM
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That father is just blaming a game to dodge responsibility

coreyfaure - 9/29/2013 1:43 AM
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Blaming horrid parenting on a game that doesn't even have guns in it in its unmodified state? Nope, totally doesn't sound like a scapegoat to me.

83547 - 9/29/2013 12:45 AM
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The kid was probably playing Terraria because it has guns,knives,and hammers and to an unknowing adult looks like the popular game minecraft. Minecraft on the other hand only can have that stuff on pc with mods installed and sense the picture is of 360 addition and you cant get mods on there....

Riccadelphia - 9/28/2013 8:39 PM
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@MOMMAPAT - You could not be more ignorant. There have been multiple studies showing the lack of correlation between video games and violence. Cooking Mama doesn't make me a chef, does it? NFL 14 doesn't make me a professional football player, does it? Farmville doesn't make me a farmer, does it? No. So why would any violent game, such as the very popular, recently released Grand Theft Auto V, make me some gun-toting fool, stealing cars, killing people, becoming a gangster, etc.? It wouldn't. For many people, myself included, games like that are fun, and a release/stress relief/outlet. So get your facts straight before you come in swinging saying Video games are corrupting children. My family are all gamers, myself, my wife, and our 2 boys of 4 and 5.

MangoMantango - 9/28/2013 7:54 PM
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Um yeah, because a game without guns and knives, only swords and bow and arrows make a kid do these things. This is just bad parenting. Minecraft is one of the most non-violent and creative games out there, that let the player build things like this.

Elwyndas - 9/28/2013 6:09 PM
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I'm an adult of 63 yo. I play Minecraft. As stated in other comments, no guns, hammers or knives in Minecraft. The father is an idiot that doesn't take the time to check out the games his child plays. There is swords and bows with arrows. Now if the kid showed up at school with those it might be a valid defense. As a parent, grandmother and gamer I really get tired and resent the blame put on gaming. Video games are not bad. This parent is giving the game a bad name when in fact it has nothing to do with his son bringing a gun, hammer and knife to school. He should look at his parenting cause he's doing it wrong.

TehNyanKat - 9/28/2013 5:04 PM
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Like many below have said, there are no guns, knives or hammers in Minecraft. The father is using it as an excuse for his mistake in allowing his son to access dangerous weapons. Minecraft is about building, exploring and creating, any violence in the game is cartoonish, and completely optional. Shame on this website for doing a poor job researching the game before publishing this article. There are many games that do include guns, knives and graphic murder, but Minecraft is definitely not one of them.
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