Example of the Effect of Video Games on Kids

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I’d like to share a video here that illustrates the very reason I don’t play video games much. This German kid needs serious mental help. There are multiple versions of this video, but this is the one that showed up in my Google Video recommendations, so I’m posting it above the others.

Warning: Video subtitles contain swearing

Wow! It’s a wonder his computer keyboard even still works after the beating it takes. He probably does this every day or two, too. Somebody call the men with white lab coats…

Seriously, people like this are the ones that will probably go out and kill someone in real life, then blame it on their addiction to video games. Either that, or they’ll kill the judge and jury, too. In all honesty, I don’t know if this is real or not (one version says it’s faked), but if it is, then we have a case for some wonderful psychiatrist to handle.


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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