Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Xbox Rage

The ChronicleHerald.ca

In Nova Scotia, a man killed a friend because he believed the friend had stolen his 'game console'.

One more justification for "Xbox Control".

Maybe there should be a law against possession of "electronic game players". At least, keep them out of the hands of kids.

Nope, that won't work. The killer was 24, legally "old enough to know better".

I guess the Canuks will just have to put them off-limits to anyone who can't prove he's mentally competent, trained in the safe usage of electronic game players, has a valid REASON for possession of an electronic game player, and can get three citizens to swear to their good repute. Then they'll have to register and license their xbox, and open their home to police inspection to assure that they are keeping their xbox out of the hands of children. You know, like they do with guns.

Perhaps the family of the victim will sue IBM for irresponsible marketting of a dangerous electronic game player. I'd love to see how the Canadian Parliament handles THAT question.

Dang, I'm feeling very dark tonite.

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