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The Family That Plays Together . . .

By Wyatt Earp | January 26, 2010

Flays together. EA Sports has a tag-line for their video games: “If it’s in the game, it’s in the game.” Apparently, .

ROME – An Italian man who argued with his son over Sony PlayStation tactics was recovering in hospital on Monday after the teenager stabbed him in the neck with a 15-inch kitchen knife, police and hospital officials said.

The man, identified as Fabrizio R., suffered a deep cut to the throat after his 16-year-old son, Mario, attacked him during an argument on Sunday over the soccer video game FIFA 2009. Police said the argument broke out when the 46-year-old storekeeper offered his son advice on tactics to improve his play, and then turned the television off in response to his son’s behavior.

Fetching a knife from the kitchen, Mario stabbed his father in the neck before returning to clean the weapon at the kitchen sink in front of his mother and leaving it to dry on the draining-board. Forty-six year-old housewife Monica B,. told Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera that she had no idea what had happened until her husband stumbled into the room, clutching his throat.

“Mario is obsessed. He’s forever playing on his PlayStation, and we bought him FIFA 2009 because we didn’t want him playing violent games,” his mother told Il Corriere.

Yeah, how did that work out for ya, Monica? Kyle, Erik, and I play PS3 and Wii all the time; the worst I have to deal with is tears from them when I win . . . and from me when they do.

Topics: WTF? | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “The Family That Plays Together . . .”

  1. Ingineer66 Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Holy smokes not much different than European soccer in real life.
    I have played my son in Call of Duty many times and we just laugh when we kill each other in the game. Sounds like there are some underlying issues that need attention in that family.

  2. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I think it’s time to break out the Parcheesi board.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Ingineer66 – Ya think? Cripes, when Kyle scores on me in NHL ’10, I just spit in his food. Oh, I’ve said too much . . .

    Mrs. Crankipants – Someone needs to send Dad a Sorry! board game.

  4. metoo Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Sounds like the kid has all the makings of a sociopath. Pretty sure there are some issues to address right away with this dysfunctional familia unit.

  5. Randal Graves Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    The son, Mario, is a big P. You tell me that he couldn’t kill his dad with a 15″ knife. Man up, dude. When you jam the knife into the neck, you’re supposed to twist it around a bit before pulling it back out.

  6. Ingineer66 Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Randal that is some funny sh*t.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    MeToo – Yeah, I think a visit to the local shrink is in order.

    Randal – Something seriously wrong with you, man. Funny, but wrong.

    Ingineer66 – He ain’t right.