Man Wants to Talk About Diablo III.....and Murder.
Remember Doom and the Columbine Massacre controversy? It's almost something like that.
Alright g1s, take a seat. It's storytime!
Once upon a time (actually back on Tuesday), in the country of Poland, lived a 30-year old employee from a computer company who arrived at work one day and wanted to do two things, namely Diablo III and his plan to kill people.
It was then his co-workers were so freaked out that one of them escaped from a window and another actually called the cops after noticing a post on a social networking site (probably Facebook) from a Diablo fan claiming that this man was going to do just that.
The smart policemen managed to link the online post to the happening at the workplace. And when the officers arrived, the man asked them if they were going to join him in killing people. It was then that they subdued and disarmed the man as he was armed with around three knives. As of now, he is under observation in a mental hospital where doctors suspect his actions were done as a result of a personality disorder.
Upon seeing this article, I can't help but wonder, what are the odds people will raid his house, see a copy of Diablo 3, and someone from FOX News will make an insane hypothesis that the game is making him become a serial killer? Then again, this happened in Poland so I think it's probably out of their jurisdiction.
I got this post from Kotaku, but I thought I should post the original source for the Polish g1s to read and see if the translation is more accurate than mine.
Oh man I just realized that *doh* It wouldn't be above Fox News though...
But wouldn't it be funny when they are tearing apart the game just for being called Diablo someone points out that, in all the games, you're fighting demons in hell.
If the US DID something like that, I'd say give it less than that and with the game being called "Diablo", expect the Church to intervene and say that this game is the devil's work.
I'll give it 1 day and 4 hours before Fox starts another one of these. And if not, use this as more 'proof' when someone in the US does something like that.