Man assaulted over high score on arcade game

Sometimes people need to learn how to chill out, as is the case with this story out of Lancashire, UK. Here’s the story from This Is Lancashire:

TWO thugs brutally attacked a young man in a nightclub ā€” because he beat their arcade game score.

Gareth Fitzsimmons had been using a games machine on which players pay Ā£1 to thump a punch bag three times.

But when he beat the score set by two men nearby they set on him.

Mr Fitzsimmons, aged 22, from Great Lever, suffered a shattered jaw after being repeatedly kicked in the head.

That game would be Dragon Punch, or one of it’s clones, a game where you pull a punching bag down and hit it as hard as you can. The harder the hit, the higher the score. It’s a game that earns ridiculously well and it can be found in many locations all over the world but unfortunately I’m sure that anti-gaming heads will use this one example of a violent act occuring with a video game involved while ignoring the fact that these kind of games are played hundreds of times every day without such incidents following them up. Victim picture on the right

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2 Comments on “Man assaulted over high score on arcade game”

  1. RJAY63 Says:

    Full Story:

    It seems the incident took place in a nightclub so I’m sure alcohol was involved. A few idiots will start a fight over anything once they’ve had a few. šŸ˜¦

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