Dad Beats Son for Having Poor Gaming Skills

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Dad Beats Son for Having Poor Gaming Skills

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A Cincinnati man has been charged with beating his young son after the boy performed poorly while playing a videogame.

50-year-old Terry Taulbee of Cincinnati, Ohio, was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence for hitting his six-year-old son on his lower back and buttocks, leaving the area painfully swollen with a large red hand mark. While it was initially unclear whether the assault occurred as the result of Taulbee's gameplay or his son's, the boy's mother confirmed with police that Taulbee "became upset when the boy didn't play well."

Other details, such as the game in question or whether the father has a previous history of violence, haven't been released. Joystiq suggested the boy was actually playing Boong-ga Boong-ga but later clarified that the remark was just an incredibly tasteless attempt at making a joke. Not that it's particularly relevant; smacking a kid because he's having trouble with a videogame is so completely beyond the pale that it doesn't matter whether he's playing solitaire or Gary Grigsby's Pacific War.

Taulbee was being held at the Hamilton County Jail while he awaiting arraignment, which was expected to take place today. The boy's mother has filed for a restraining order.

Source: WLWT.com, via GamePolitics

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Uh.... I am at a distinct lack of words. It's good to supervise your kid's gaming, but why did he beat the kid up for doing poorly? Needs some explanation, methinks. I'm gonna hold my opinion back till more details emerge.

What.

I can't wait for the mainstream media to get ahold of this.

[sarcasm] but its the only way the kid will learn [/sarcasm]

SEE!!! SEE!!! GAMING DOES CAUSE VIOLENCE I KNEW IT LOL

So the kid got pwn'd? Then he got pwn'd at home.

Personally I'd let the kid beat him back everytime he dies on "I wanna be the guy"

Now I was spanked as a child, and I am all for spanking. But this is just sick, there is NO reason to punish a child for 'playing poorly'.

Well... Thats... Thats a normally response when your child is bad at something, hit the bad out him! But seriously, thats just wrong.

Am I the only one who thinks a hard smack on the bum doesn't exactly qualify for an 'assault'? Even if it is a horrible reason to spank a child.

Just wait until Fox/Jack Thompson hears about this...

I wonder what he could have done so poorly on a game to cause that sort of reaction??

I forgot who it ws who said this:

"Only two things are endless, The universe and Human Stupidity, and I'm not sure about the first one"
Eisenstein I think but whoever said it, I'm inclined to agree...

tijuanatim:
Now I was spanked as a child, and I am all for spanking. But this is just sick, there is NO reason to punish a child for 'playing poorly'.

This. I got smacked loads as a kid, and I turned out fine. Honestly, the PC brigade and 'child safety' bozos have stopped any sort of discipline, because it's against the child's rights to be disciplined. Or something like that.

However, beating your kid for being crap at a game is pretty dumb. If your gonna discipline him, at least do it when there's an actual reason. Like if they swear, or break your favourite set of china plates, or let Zoey get killed by the Smoker... wait, are we still talking about discipline here?

Excellence or DEATH!

This amuses me.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Personally I'd let the kid beat him back everytime he dies on "I wanna be the guy"

The man wouldn't survive that and you know it.

noooooooooooooooooooooooo
they're going to get everyone paranoid and outlaw video games now, even though anyone with half a brain can figure it's the PARENT'S FAULT...

well maybe I'm overreacting...
but Hillary Clinton's the Secretary of Defense now, and god knows she dislikes gamers.
I hope the feeling is mutual.

That's the kind of thing that gives gaming a bad name...

Oh, whats that i hear?

"ITS ALL THE DAMN GAME'S FAULT, SOME HOW!" Yells an anger but moronic news reporter.

SharPhoe:

The_root_of_all_evil:
Personally I'd let the kid beat him back everytime he dies on "I wanna be the guy"

The man wouldn't survive that and you know it.

I restate my intention.

I uh...wait..

WHAT?!

What?

This confuses me outrageously...

Why in the hell would anyone do something for such a dumb reason...

Faith In Humanity: -1

*stares blankly*
*eye twiches*

*WARNING: FAITH IN HUMANITY AT CRITICAL LEVEL!*

Schneebly:
I wonder what he could have done so poorly on a game to cause that sort of reaction??

He chose to play an Imperial race Mage in Oblivion.

Honestly, this man has problems. You don't beat kids for stupid stuff like this. I'm an advocate for beatings as punishment for stuff like smoking, though.

well at least the little bastard can rest easy knowing his father most likely has less of a he ..... i guess thats something to be proud of.......

scotth266:
Uh.... I am at a distinct lack of words. It's good voyeuristic and obnoxious to supervise your kid's gaming, but why did he beat the kid up for doing poorly? Needs some explanation, methinks. I'm gonna hold my opinion back till more details emerge.

Onyx Oblivion:

Schneebly:
I wonder what he could have done so poorly on a game to cause that sort of reaction??

He chose to play an Imperial race Mage in Oblivion.

Honestly, this man has problems. You don't beat kids for stupid stuff like this. I'm an advocate for beatings as punishment for stuff like smoking, though.

Or getting a girl pregnant.
Or watching Oprah.

Anyway, the kid as at fault.
He shouldn't suck so badly.

The father is a shitty parent. I hope his kid never gets into sports or some other pointless shit. I'd hate to see the beatings he'd get for screwing up a pitch or whatever it is they do in those tight uniforms before taking a big group shower.

I'm sorry but I laughed out loud as soon as I saw the title to this. That is hilarious in its absurdity. That dad must take his gaming seriously. Very seriously. Insanely seriously. That restraining order doesn't sound like such a bad idea.

MaxTheReaper:

scotth266:
Uh.... I am at a distinct lack of words. It's good voyeuristic and obnoxious to supervise your kid's gaming, but why did he beat the kid up for doing poorly? Needs some explanation, methinks. I'm gonna hold my opinion back till more details emerge.

Onyx Oblivion:

Schneebly:
I wonder what he could have done so poorly on a game to cause that sort of reaction??

He chose to play an Imperial race Mage in Oblivion.

Honestly, this man has problems. You don't beat kids for stupid stuff like this. I'm an advocate for beatings as punishment for stuff like smoking, though.

Or getting a girl pregnant.
Or watching Oprah.

Anyway, the kid as at fault.
He shouldn't suck so badly.

The father is a shitty parent. I hope his kid never gets into sports or some other pointless shit. I'd hate to see the beatings he'd get for screwing up a pitch or whatever it is they do in those tight uniforms before taking a big group shower.

If the son got into sports and got stronger, he could beat the father up and take his lunch money run away with his mother.

i think i see assult of a senior citizen charges in this kids future.... but i could be wrong

tijuanatim:
Now I was spanked as a child, and I am all for spanking. But this is just sick, there is NO reason to punish a child for 'playing poorly'.

Agreed. That dude has issues.

its this type of thing that makes me wonder what happend to our morals and such....

Onyx Oblivion:

If the son got into sports and got stronger, he could beat the father up and take his lunch money run away with his mother.

Naw. Once he got into sports, he'd probably be too busy beating up "fags" patting other guys on the ass beating up "fags."

Can you tell I have a low opinion of most people who play sports?
'Cause I do!

randompasserby:
its this type of thing that makes me wonder what happend to our morals and such....

Our what now?

MaxTheReaper:

Onyx Oblivion:

If the son got into sports and got stronger, he could beat the father up and take his lunch money run away with his mother.

Naw. Once he got into sports, he'd probably be too busy beating up "fags" patting other guys on the ass beating up "fags."

Can you tell I have a low opinion of most people who play sports?
'Cause I do!

Hey, we share opinions there.

You now this kid probebly was playing a mature game and all the other people were trash talking him for being a kid

See? We gamers are being discriminated against. If we perform poorly or slightly slower than the others we get beaten up.

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