On the lighter side of game news, a 22 year old mother from Jacksonville, Florida has pleaded guilty to second degree murder.

Alexandra V. Tobias told the authorities she got angry when her son of 3 months, Dylan Lee Edmondson, was crying during her FarmVille session. This upset her crop tending ritual so much she shook her baby to death for it. She told investigators that she shook her son, smoked a cigarette to calm down and then shook him again. It is possible the child ‘hit his head’ during this occurrence.

Heil FarmVille!
Wholesome values in FarmVille.


Tobias’ sentence could lead her to live her remaining days in prison, though prosecutor Richard Mantei said state guidelines might make that 25 to 50 years. What will become of the Facebook farm during all this time one can wonder.

Now, how is this ‘light news’ you say, with an expression of disgust? Well, since FarmVille is no more an actual game than getting up is not actual work. But mainly, it immediately made me think of this: Do you think all those organizations out to destroy ‘violent’ and ‘obscene’ video games will jump on the evil of FarmVille?  


More redcoats in FarmVille
Oh, come on, Ryan! You did that on purpose!


Since the days of Mortal Kombat and Doom, to Manhunt and Grand Theft Auto and so on, people such as Jack Thompson have been out to put the blame on video games, instead of parenting. The mere fact that this man is pinned an ‘activist’ shatters my idealism. Regardless, logic dictates that the severe addiction factor of the social media giant should now be investigated and frowned upon by these purists.

Yours truly guesses that many an addicted secretary will ‘persuade’ officials that the game is wholesome and teaches decent values, such as farming and more farming. Especially since Zynga recently overtook Electronic Arts in market value, with $5.51 billion as opposed to EA’s measly $5.22 billion, things might get played down in general.

I wonder if Zynga can market this as a Halloween special somehow… Too soon?

Daav Valentaten, NoobFeed.

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  • As a sidenote: This article is meant as food for thought, launching a possible debate. It is not meant to offend anyone, so my sincere apologies to anyone offended by the use of dark humor.

    Posted Oct 29, 2010

  • i don't care if they sue zynga. those guys are the incarnation of evil. they make clones of indie games, patent them and then sue the guys who made the original game. f***ing mobsters, killing indie devs because they can't do anything themselves.

    so yeah, if there's a game i'm waiting to see attacked by "activists", it's farmville, even if it doesn't make sense.

    Posted Oct 29, 2010

  • As a fellow ex-farmer, i will say that Zynga could get sued and taken down for all i care...had to block those stupid apps after i got sick of the damned bombardment of requests on my wall (that still sounds funny...my "wall" lol)


    These stupid "activists" or "Moronic Idiots" as i prefer to call them started getting on my nervs after they starting blaming the WHOLE Columbine Incident on video gamers. in fact, i have this letter that was part of a reply to one of the petitions from those parents who blamed columbine on video games...im going to look for it and post it. i still dont know how your 13 year old kid can have a rifle under his bed and  you dont know about it...its like what the heck

    Posted Oct 29, 2010

  • This is probably one of the funniest things i've ever read. I know it's not really funny. but i've never liked Farmville too much *i did play it* It became a numbers game to me... How much money can make if i use this plant on blah blah blah. got boring. but it's nice to see i'm not crazy like some players.

    Posted Oct 29, 2010

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