on 20-04-2012 12:58 AM
They have finally linked computer games to the Norweigian serial killer - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2132002/An
20-04-2012 01:10 AM - edited 20-04-2012 01:14 AM
I saw that on the news tonight, silly people.
I was watching some documentary the other night from 2008 discussing violent video games and there was some American woman talking about how this teenager who killed a few of his class mates years ago got all his training from playing quake because he had never used a gun before, so Quake must have trained him how to use a gun.
Another bad day for gaming today just because some loser shares an interest with millions of nice people out there, the whole hobby is put under the spot light. Edited. Oops.
on 20-04-2012 01:35 AM
I can tell you now, they are not the same. Its like saying someone learned to drive on grand theft auto.
Next we will have around half a million pro boxers in the British Isles due to them using Fight Night as a training aid, it must work the same, right?
I could go on.............
on 20-04-2012 07:05 AM
" I used a similar holographic aiming device (sight) at Utoya and the game is such a good war simulator is so good that it is used by armies all around the World."
If that was true would everyone just run about into enemy gun fire all the time, but as long as you stop and hide every so often the wounds heal within seconds.
How did he have time to plan a massacre, read up norse mythology and play wow if he was playing cod for 16 hours a day?
on 20-04-2012 12:48 PM
on 20-04-2012 01:46 PM
If anyone has an unhealthy obsession with anything then aspects of that obsession can be fed by any kind of material be that computer games, television, films or pornography. They say that some paedophiles are turned on by nappy adverts, most of us find that idea abhorrent but it doesn't make it any the less true.
If guns and killing are your thing you can certainly feed your obsession through gameplay and if that involves gaming accoutrmements then it could be assumed that that may add to the fantasy.
I don't think anyone would blame gaming alone but it can be factored into what is probably a myriad of reasons for someone acting in the way Breivik did.
on 20-04-2012 02:51 PM
The media love to grab situations where they can use it as an excuse, they forget to report that millions of people play the game for fun and for no other reasons.
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