Diminished Responsibility

Here we go again:

"Shawn Woolley loved an online computer game so much that he played it just minutes before his suicide. The 21-year-old Hudson man was addicted to EverQuest, says his mother, Elizabeth Woolley of Osceola… She has hired an attorney who plans to sue the company in an effort to get warning labels put on the games."

Of course, the mother does not feel the responsibility could also lie with her:

"Shawn was playing 12 hours a day, and he wasn’t supposed to because he was epileptic, and the game would cause seizures," she said.

I guess video games have now officially replaced playing heavy metal albums backwards as the leading cause of youth suicide.

Sony couldn’t pay for publicity like this. Expect sales of Everquest to increase.

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