14-year-old kills father over gaming ban

A man is dead after being bludgeoned to death with a sledgehammer by his teenage son, says anAustralian news site. The father had taken away the boy%26rsquo;s keyboard in an attempt to get him to stop playing the videogames, according to the report. The boy waited until his father was asleep, then allegedly entered his room with a sledgehammer and hit him at least twice in the head. Investigators say the man died immediately.

These sort of %26ldquo;gaming addiction results in death%26rdquo; stories seem to be more and more common lately. Media hysteria, or legitimate concern? Discuss!