Parents, be wary of mods. They change the games. A lot.
Just read this piece on Digital Journal. Apparently Minecraft is being credited for a case in which a nine-year-old boy brought weapons to school. Now he has been sentenced by a Florida state judge to home confinement.
“The student, who has not been named, went to his school with an unloaded handgun and a magazine with six bullets, as well as a steak knife and a sledge hammer (a small-handled one), according to Kotaku.
The father also said that characters in the game use hammers to dig and guns and knives to protect themselves from zombies.Gunning down zombies is something that players are not able to do in the regular version of Minecraft. The only way this is possible is if players played the PC version, which has to contain the mod.”
- Indie hit ‘Minecraft’ cited as cause of 9-year-old boy bringing weapons to school (minecraftrules77.wordpress.com)
- Minecraft blamed for school violence (thegamingmix.wordpress.com)
- Now We’ve Heard It All: Minecraft Blamed in School Violence Case (stuffreader.wordpress.com)
- Minecraft Blamed For A Child Bringing Weapons To His School, Including A Gun (wolfsgamingblog.com)