Sunday, November 19, 2006

PS3 launch rowdy in some places

You know, game consoles are the source of much rage and frustration, but usually only to people who are losing while playing. This happens around the country every day, but mostly nobody gets hurt. However, the hype around this PS3 has been so extreme that people were attacking each other to get one:

Andrew Templeton, 20, and David Wiggins, 28, of Sullivan, Ind., were assaulted by two teens after waiting for 36 hours at a Super Wal-Mart, police said.

They were unloading their PlayStation 3s from their car when two teens approached them carrying a chain and a tire iron and demanding their consoles, said Sullivan Police Chief David Story.

A fight broke out. Wiggins' nose was broken, and he stabbed one of the attackers, Dylan Moss, 19, police said. Moss was in critical condition after surgery, officials said.

Sullivan County Prosecutor Bob Springer said he plans to charge Moss and accomplice Dustin Fagg, 19, with felony robbery.

Elsewhere, two men wearing black ski masks and sunglasses made off with five consoles after holding two employees at gunpoint at an Englewood, Ohio, video game store Thursday night, police said.

A Pennsylvania teenager was also robbed of his new PlayStation by a man who tapped on his car window with a handgun in Allentown, police said.

In Lexington, Ky., someone fired BB pellets from a passing vehicle at people waiting outside a Best Buy store, according to WKYT, whose own reporter said she was among four people grazed while she interviewed buyers in line.

People: chill out, it's just a game!


Xanthippas said...

To this I can only add the immortal words of former FCD player Eddie Johnson, whereupon being asked if he enjoyed video games is reported to have said "I don't play video games. I'm a grown-ass man."

Fan Boy said...

I think there should be some corporate responsibility here.

I think it all the goverments fault we need more regulation on how we spend our time as adults.

All you slackers out there whining you don't make enough money get you fat but out of your couch rut and go get a second job that pays not plays. SLACKERS

THis post is a complete farce.