PS3 Online Dispute Leads To Real Life Beating

Chalich / LaChapelle

There are some people out there that take video games a little too seriously — this is a prime example of that. Two men were playing a game against one-another on the PlayStation 3 when a dispute broke out between the them.

Instead of turning off the game and walking away and leaving it at that, Eric LaChapelle decided to take things to the next level. LaChapelle drove to the house of the person he had been playing online with–18 year old Cory Chalich–and when he arrived — he assaulted him.

In what can be described as an act of self-defense, Chalich grabbed a knife and threatened LaChapelle. This prompted LaChapelle to run, but he was arrested just minutes later by the Police.

Both men are being charged with misdemeanors, but were released by Police. LaPucelle was charged with third degree assault and Chalich was charged with second degree menacing. It makes you wonder what the argument was over in the first place, but either way it should not end up like this. These two need to get their gamer rage under control — that’s for sure.

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14 Comments on "PS3 Online Dispute Leads To Real Life Beating"

  1. Mathew August 26, 2010 at 15:04 - Reply

    It’s all Grand Theft Auto’s fault

  2. Arinaz August 25, 2010 at 07:23 - Reply

    this article should be called “Fat princess scramble” :p

  3. chileno2010 August 24, 2010 at 19:57 - Reply

    Wooooow. *facepalm* Ok these two have to be THE MOST STUPIDEST GAMERS OUT THERE! I mean come the hell on REALLY? Day by day video games and gamers are becoming worse and worse to the public.

  4. turinx August 24, 2010 at 17:12 - Reply

    Someone guessed MW2 already, so I’m going to say either Madden or MAG.

    But thanks a lot D-bags, making us gamers look like the violent, crazy, asshats that a lot of society already stereotypes us to be.

  5. Omnislasher August 24, 2010 at 15:02 - Reply

    Nice one guys. Thanks for making video games look bad to society.


  6. fenderjazz1440 August 24, 2010 at 14:27 - Reply

    second degree menacing…. i never knew that threatening some one with a knife in self defense was a law… that’s just ridiculous

  7. gh3tto_monk August 24, 2010 at 11:35 - Reply

    i bet it was over MW2

  8. cynicalbrit August 24, 2010 at 11:29 - Reply

    Charges against Chalich are kind f unfair in my mind.

  9. ps3fanftw August 24, 2010 at 11:15 - Reply

    this story is a lie…they were not play PS3 ….it was probably a 360…

    • n64fanftw August 24, 2010 at 13:23 - Reply

      Stuff like this never happens on the N64.

    • MrTastyDDR August 24, 2010 at 16:25 - Reply

      and no one gives two shits if it was a gaystation 3 or xbox :D

  10. Kwyjibo604 August 24, 2010 at 11:07 - Reply

    What ever happened to taking a deep breath then slowly counting to ten? That helps me whenever I get the urge to rage. :)