GAMERS are used to losing their virtual lives, but a violent change has robbed the gaming community of many real lives in recent years.
Video games have been the cause of many deadly controversies throughout the 21st century, including heated arguments among teenagers and the violent murder of a TikTok star.
It has been scientifically proven by American Psychological Association in 2000 that violent video games can increase aggression in players.
The study has caused controversy for many years, even making research against original research.
Regardless of which side you take, it seems like video game history is intertwined with violence – both on and off screen.
Keep reading to learn about some lives that have tragically suffered during a dispute over video games.
Medical pronunciation Teasley died after he was taken to the hospital.
Creator known for posting comedy and dance clips on TikTok. He has more than 200,000 followers.
Watkins was charged with murder and is currently being held without bond, according to Oakland County jail records.
DISPUTE IS DEAD
Matthew Thane, 18, was fatally shot by 23-year-old Alexander Frank Baro, who allegedly drove 1,700 miles to commit the murder on August 18, 2020.
The two are said to have known each other through the Call of Duty gaming community.
Baro committed suicide on August 19, 2020, when police surrounded his home.
PRANK ‘SWATTING’ IS WRONG
Tyler Barriss, 25 years old, is charge involuntary manslaughter in 2018 for his role in a “fatal” case that ended with 28-year-old Andrew Finch being fatally shot on his doorstep.
“Swatting” is making a prank call to emergency services to dispatch armed officers to a specific address.
Barriss made a prank call reporting the hostage situation at Finch’s address, according to a police affidavit obtained by CNN.
Barriss told police that he was making the call on behalf of another gamer who was angry with a teammate for accidentally killing him during a multiplayer session of “Call of Duty: WWII”.
One person who claimed to be in the game later told police that “he gave the wrong address.”
After Barriss reported the hostage situation at Andrew Finch’s address in a call to Wichita The police, the police stormed into Finch’s house and shot him dead.
It’s not clear why gamers chose Andrew Finch’s house. Finch is not involved in the online dispute, and his family reports that he does not play video games.
In 2019, two people were killed in a shooting in a synagogue in Halle, a city in East Germany.
The photo shoot was streamed live on Twitch, an online video streaming service used primarily for gaming.
The video is 35 minutes long, according to CNBC.
A Twitch spokesperson said: “Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy for hate behavior and any violence is taken extremely seriously.
“We are working urgently to remove this content and permanently suspend any accounts found to be posting or re-posting the content of this heinous act.”
Early last year, a Brazilian gamer confessed to killing a female opponent he met while playing Call of Duty: Mobile online.
A game addict stab my father to death after he was asked to retire.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4451706/rory-teasley-video-game-murder-deadly/ Inside the bloodiest video game disputes including the massacre streamed on Twitch when TikToker Rory Teasley was killed