No Fun In The Sun
Anyone that knows me will know how much I detest the XBox. However, I don’t see this as a go at just XBox, this is yet another stab at the gaming industry as a whole. The issue with this is the ignorance and presumptious nature of an uppity journalist sparking panic over something totally unrelated to the death.
The above death was due to Deep Vein Thrombosis, the fact he was playing his XBox wasn’t the cause of death – it was a factor in it but that’s where the link dies. I won’t reel off the causes of DVT but the fact he barely moved and more than likely suffered dehydration as well was all it took. The mere fact he played the XBox during these periods of non-movement was circumstantial. He could easily have been sitting watching TV or any other activity that he could partake in while sitting down.
A headline like this, when most of our kids or even ourselves have games consoles can spark mass hysteria and at that stage, readers have lost their sense of logic and coherence and don’t differentiate fiction from the inferences made in the article.
It’s shit like this that adds fuel to the misguided fools’ plight against gaming and yet another thing that infuriates me – although, I’m not gonna stab someone over this as these journos would look at my games collection and point the finger at Rockstar for it!