Games blamed for…

Following a recent titorial on obscenity, violence and sexual content in games I thought I’d dig through the internet and find events for which games had been blamed. I found instances of genuine violence, recklessness, tragedy and loss blamed on games.

Coming from the UK I’m used to articles like this one that strives to tie horrible events to games, often in the most tenuous fashion. Despite this there’s been few cases of any one game being completely banned, unlike other nations who don’t enjoy our relative freedom of media.

My intention wasn’t to find these; I was searching for subjects on which games are blamed outside the normal sex, drugs and violence trio that dominate the news. I wanted stuff like this:

It’s not all bad news though. Look!

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