Of course they blame the game but after reading through this article, this kid's parents had no idea what he was up to.
He said Ben inputted his mobile phone into the game and would be contacted by text message during the day and at night, often waking him up.
Mr Walmsley said: “Ben was growing up fast. It is hard for parents but this needs to be highlighted. There is no confirmation yet, but we believe that the game could be linked to Ben’s death. Characters suggest things and you decide what to do. It drags you in and they make it very real.
“Ben did not speak about it, but parents need to be aware of this game and other similar games.
“It is free to download but once you get into it, it will not leave you alone. The characters befriend and love you and give you tasks to do but if you do not do them, they turn nasty.”
I've played this game and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. First of all, there is no way to put your mobile phone into the game. That's not a feature and the entire game is 3 to 4 hours total. As far as the characters suggesting things, they do but never ask the player to harm his or her self. The "love" they show you is obsession and part of the overall plot. There are also no "tasks" to perform. This isn't an RPG, it's a visual novel with a total of 4 paths. You can choose to get closer with each of the girls which unlocks an event for each character. There is also a hidden ending which allows you stop the events in the game and get a good ending.
It's sad how the blame gets passed throughout the generations. When I was growing up, I remember Judas Priest being under fire for a kid committing suicide.