OAKLEY (CBS13) – An online fight led to an in-person attack for a young man in Oakley, and he ended up with nearly two dozen stab wounds. This stabbing all started with a conversation on an Xbox Live headset that allegedly set a 17-year-old off, not with a joystick, but with a real knife and gun. Kevin Kemp, 20, didn’t mind showing the scars from his battle Monday. There are 22 stab wounds now stitched back up. That was the end result of what started as an exchange with a family friend online. “We were just talking over headsets,” Kemp said. But this was no virtual violence. Their Xbox banter turned bitter. Kemp says the anger had nothing to do with a game. It was a continued feud with his friend that inflamed. “I’m like, ‘Bro, if want to do this, come over to my house and we’ll do this right now,’” Kemp said.
“Bro if you want to do this come over to my house and we’ll do this right now.” Famous last words. You have to know when you’re playing online videogames you’re dealing with a group of people on edge. Kids who just got home from being bullied all day in school and called a World of Warcraft pussy and all that shit. Now they’re sitting in front of their flatscreen with a RPG shooter in their hand and enough adrenaline to kill a rhino coursing through their veins. Gotta walk on egg shells. Insult the wrong kid and all of a sudden Leroy Jenkins is kicking in your front door to give your fat tit the Circle of Death. And you don’t re-spawn from that one bro.
PS – close your eyes and picture an online gamer…..
Now open them