(DAILYRECORD) — A 13-YEAR-OLD thug slit the throat of another schoolboy after an argument about violent video games they had been playing.

The pair had met a few months earlier while playing Xbox game Gears of War 3 online.

But they had an apparently trivial fall-out that ended with the 14-year-old victim being brutally slashed.

A judge was told yesterday police believe 18-rated games such as Gears of War could have been “a factor” in the attack.

The 6ft attacker – who cannot be named for legal reasons but is already the father of a baby – admitted the assault.

His victim – described in court as “very polite” – is scarred for life and has been left ­traumatised.

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