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    Headlines - Bangkok taxi driver killer inspired by Grand Theft Auto

    Bangkok killer claims he was addicted to online gaming after stabbing a taxi driver to death.
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    Re: Headlines - Bangkok taxi driver killer inspired by Grand Theft Auto

    So of course, no one thinks this might have been influenced by any other game but GTA, as GTA suffers from dislike from certain groups due to other things (sex scenes, strip clubs etc.)

    If he gets off, or partly gets off due to that reasoning, I shall be shocked and disappointed in whatever legal system he gets tried under. If you're going to play games, you should be able to seperate reality from fiction... or at least know that you shouldn't actually do things like steal cars, stab people etc. in real life.

    Video Games is not an excuse for bad behaviour.
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    Re: Headlines - Bangkok taxi driver killer inspired by Grand Theft Auto

    What the...??

    It sounds like the guy is using the game as an excuse for his behaviour!

    Dog wagging the tail or the tail wagging the dog?

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    Re: Headlines - Bangkok taxi driver killer inspired by Grand Theft Auto

    hang on, if he already has gta why did he kill to fund his habbit of playing gta online?. Bloody idiot, if you cant determin what is real and fake(+right/wrong) then stop playing the games, hes using it as an escuse, if your parents gave you 5x the amount of pocket money would you waste it on some knives or buy the game as you can now afford it? this story is weird.

    I say someone should kill him with a 360/ps3 or gta case, then he can relise its a game.
    Im not serious about this, just shove in prision and forget about it.
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    Re: Headlines - Bangkok taxi driver killer inspired by Grand Theft Auto

    Of course, if you look hard enough, you'll also find some yahoo who went on a killing spree 'cos 'God' told them to.. oh crap wai...

    On the other hand, I can see two key psychological factors the killer mentioned in passing, economic depravity, and an unstable upbringing (constantly arguing parents), GTA was his escape from reality. If it hadn't have been GTA, it would have been drugs, or something else.
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    Re: Headlines - Bangkok taxi driver killer inspired by Grand Theft Auto

    Seeing as most taxi drivers will try to cheat you one way or the other, this guy got what he deserved...

    This weekend at the Greek island of Santorini, a 31 year old guy, after a very heated argument with the girl-friend, losses his mind, butchers her and the family dog, cuts off her head and goes out in the central square presenting the head to the tourists and to the surprised locals!!

    The police which arrived in the scene soon after, shot him 5 times and tried to arrest him, but the guy who was in amok grabbed the knife (which somehow slipped from the policeman’s attention) slit the cop’s throat, got into one of the cop-cars and drove away!
    He then drives over two women doctors who were riding a motorcycle followed by a very impressive pursuit around the island, until he was finally arrested!

    I wonder what video game he had been playing the previous night?!
    LOL!!!

    http://www.theage.com.au/world/man-b...0804-3pfs.html

    http://www.watoday.com.au/world/horr...0804-3phh.html

    A friend of mine was there during the scene and it was not as "light" as these sites present it!

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    Re: Headlines - Bangkok taxi driver killer inspired by Grand Theft Auto

    Taxi drivers by us are real idiots. Mind you, I wouldn't want to see any of them killed.

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    Re: Headlines - Bangkok taxi driver killer inspired by Grand Theft Auto

    Quote Originally Posted by retroborg View Post
    Seeing as most taxi drivers will try to cheat you one way or the other, this guy got what he deserved...
    dude, not cool

    nobody should be stabbed for just doing their job.

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    Re: Headlines - Bangkok taxi driver killer inspired by Grand Theft Auto

    Maybe he's using it as an excuse, maybe he's a bit of a nutter who couldn't seperate reality from a game. No reason to ban violent games, any more than movies, songs, etc.

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