Posted on September 29 2010 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Generally I would never post about anything remotely related to Nintendogs, but this story is simply too good to pass up. It’s one thing to blame video games for violent outbursts from children, or to go as far as to say that real life shootings are a direct result to violent games, but now a pet game is blamed for a real life pet attacking someone. According to Grandma, Nintendogs needs a warning to not play it when dogs are present:
I think this game should carry some kind of warning. People should be told not to play it when there are dogs in the room. I blame the game for what happened to Megan. If they hadn’t been playing it I don’t think the dog would have gone for her.
The reasoning is a 9 year old girl known as Megan Walker was attacked by a dog while she was playing Nintendogs. Supposedly, the dog reacted to an in-game bark and proceeded to attack Megan. She was bit several times, the worst of it resulting in part of her upper lip being removed. Good news was they were able to reattach the lip and she’ll be completely fine.
So, a dog reacts to another dog barking by attacking someone, and now it’s the games fault. Next up on tales of the dog hood, person walking dog is attacked by their own dog. Enrage caused by owner wearing wrong scent of perfume that day. Warning labels now required to be branded onto your pets as a constant reminder.
Source: Hot Blooded Gaming