Yes, but their parents went on TV and blamed the game, (I'm not completly idealistic and I realise 17yr old kids will play 18 cert games) but in this case it was the parents that bought the kid the game.
The parents knew how 'addicted' to the game the kids was.
something else the 'blame the game' this kind of eclipsed was that the kid in question didn't actually mean to kill the guy, he was mugging him to pay off drug debts...
we've got Manhunt on the PS2 (It's shit), there are no drugs in this game at all...
Quick scan the kids PC see if you can find a copy of drug wars
Banning a game because of one screwed up individual is crazy, perhaps if there was paid advertising / more tax etc (like on TV) then the game manufacturers could hide behind a massive donation or smoething, just like TV does as it broadcasts 'images of distress' on a daily basis. -And TV does affect people a lot more than a video game does.