Video games have always been popular among the youth. Some play them all day, while others keep their playing time regulated. Of course, there are no problems if we find balance in everything we do. Putting too much if not all of our time into any one thing , however, can lead to a bad situation, even addiction.
In the Philippines, a 17-year-old boy killed his grandmother after being fetched from a computer shop in the middle of his DotA game.
It was around 6:00 in the evening when his grandmother went to the computer shop and asked him to go home. Pissed off with his grandmother’s nagging, the boy reportedly snapped and beat his grandmother to death.
According to police reports, the boy could not remember anything about the incident since he had passed out after what happened. When he woke up, he cleaned up the area, trying to get rid of the evidence.
At 10:00 PM, he went to his aunt’s house and told her what happened. They went back to his house together and called the police from there.
The increasing number of violent incidents involving DotA have started to become very alarming. In the Philippines, it was previously reported that an 11-year-old boy got killed after he hacked into his friend’s game account.
This is the reason a lot of people want DotA and other computer games banned in the Philippines.
Ivelyn Tambong posted (translated): “I wish (playing) DotA were stopped. It’s because of DotA that students’ education is failing.”
John Eric Arcilla Garcia posted on the Facebook page of ABS-CBN news, (translated): “DotA should be banned here (The Philippines). Aside from kids being addicted to it and ruining their education, [DotA] is causing them to kill each other.”
Hector Ocampo posted (translated): “DotA shouldn’t be the only game that gets banned! LoL (League of Legends) should be banned too! Kids are killing each other because of these games!”