Some nutcase named Devin Moore killed three cops and tried to blame Grand Theft Auto for the crime. The judge apparently didn’t even let him mount his GTA defense, but during closing arguments his attorney quoted Moore as saying after he was arrested,
Life is a video game; everybody has to die sometime.
Hopefully the judge will seize the opportunity to tell Moore, “Game Over” when he sentences him.
Which gets me thinking. As I get sucked more and more into World of Warcraft, maybe Moore had a point.
For example, the next time I feel ill, maybe I’ll call the boss and say, “Sorry, I can’t come in today, I’m still suffering from resurrection sickness.”
Jury Doesn’t Buy Video Game Defense. Associated Press, August 9, 2005.