Kevin Kemp, 20, says he was chatting with the family friend on Xbox Live when the discussion turned into an argument. The argument was not about a game, but rather a longstanding feud between the two. Fighting words were exchanged and Kemp told the teen to jump if he was feeling froggy.
“I’m like, ‘Bro, if want to do this, come over to my house and we’ll do this right now,’” Kemp said.
Kemp heard the teen’s headset hit the floor and was surprised at how fast he covered the short distance between their houses. He was also surprised to learn that the teen was not there for a fistfight when he walked through his front door with a gun in one hand, and a knife in the other. After pushing past Kemp’s mother, the teen walked up to Kemp’s bedroom, took aim, and fired.…Continue Reading
Lake Forest, CA- The pouty-faced creature staring back at you today is 36-year old Rachel Hicks. She acquired some new shiny bracelets on Friday when she was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 13-year old boy. Police say Hicks befriended the boy back in September while playing Xbox Live online. Not long after that, the two began trading phone calls, texts and e-mails which included sexually explicit images and movies. While visiting family in Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday, Hicks drove to the boy’s home in Maryland and “engaged in sexual activity” with him. Family members of the boy confronted him when they found romantic messages from Hicks on his cell phone. The boy admitted to the relationship. Hicks, who had used a fake name while communicating with the boy and claimed to be 23, was tracked down by investigators with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Child Exploitation Unit. Hicks, who has three children, was arrested at her home on Friday… and is being held without bail on suspicion of rape, child molestation and sexual solicitation of a minor.Continue Reading
SAN ANTONIO – Look, if you are an adult and play any type of online video game, you have gotten used to the jackasses. It’s par for the course and if you cannot handle it, simply play with your two friends or just don’t play online games. For Xbox 360 owners, the term jackass defines the thousands of 13-year-olds telling you what they are going to do to your mother after you kill them in whatever game that involves firearms. Well one of these jackasses got his ass in a lot of trouble the other day while playing “Modern Warfare 2″ when he started telling anyone who would listen how he was planning to shoot up his school. Unfortunately for him, some dude from Canada was listening, and he took the threats seriously. Oh, and warning, the video after the jump starts automatically, so adjust your volume so you don’t piss your pants at work like I did.…Continue Reading
Greenwood, IN- 28-year old Jesse Pacheco is another turd who thinks it’s okay to beat the crap out of children when he gets angry. While watching his girlfriend’s four young children on August 3, Pacheco told the kids to go to a nearby park to play so he could have some alone time in the house. When 4-year old Raymond said he didn’t want to go, Pacheco became outraged. He picked the boy up by his throat and began to slam him several times into a carpeted floor without any padding beneath. While Pacheco was slamming little Raymond into the floor again and again and again, Raymond kept begging the asshole to quit by saying, “Stop…Stop…Stop.”…Continue Reading
Sarasota, Florida — Mark Dungan-Carpenter, 21, lived at Sandy’s Family Childcare, a private residential child care facility owned by his mother and operated by his grandmother. Although he wasn’t an employee, he was occasionally paid to babysit the kids. According to police, Dungan-Carpenter was doing a little more than babysitting. He was arrested for sexually battering a 5-year-old boy at his home daycare. You can tell by Mark Dugan-Carpenter’s MySpace that he doesn’t have much of a life. He states his occupation as X-Box 360. His gamer tag is EoP Ryloth, and he hopes to be sponsored by a big named company someday. Like that’s really going to happen now.…Continue Reading
Burwell and Hyde (I think)
Mark Burwell, 30, sure loves his XBOX 360. On Tuesday, 24-year-old Johnny Hyde, Jr. and Burwell got into an altercation. Hyde tried to leave the home of Burwell’s while carrying out Burwell’s 360. Burwell shot him dead as he was trying to go out the door with it. Burwell then dragged Hyde’s body into the basement, cleaned up the mess and threw the gun into a dumpster near the house.…Continue Reading
Not likely to happen. However, if the XBox goes the way of the Saturn, we will look back at the summer of 2007 and be surprised that everyone didn’t see the end coming all at once. So, to hedge my bets (and be able to say, “I told you so”) I want to point out the string of events that will make the demise of the brand seem obvious in retrospect:
- Microsoft has manufacturing issues that delay units getting to market.
- High launch failure rates that take over a year to begin subsiding.
- Repair centers refuse to take in more 360′s.
- Gaming stores jack up price of warranties of all systems to compensate for 360 return rates.
- A probe finds game stores getting 30%-35% return rates on 360′s.
- Refurbished units sent back with extra heat sinks.
- Massive thread in Forza forum blame game for RRoD
- User reports and YouTube videos from MS fans who have had multiple failures (11 in one case)
- Microsoft’s entertainment and devices chief Robbie Bach sells $6.2 million in stock two months prior to the announcement of…
- … a 3-year warranty extension to cover the RRoD problem, which will cost MS over 1 billion dollars.