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Submitted by AvidGamerrrr 644d ago | opinion piece

Police Believe Sandy Hook Shooting Was An 'Emulation' of Video Game Scenario

Anthony Accinelli of RealSG writes, "Now the police are looking into whether Adam Lanza was emulating a video game scenario while he massacred innocent kids. I've never read such bullshit in my life." (Culture, Industry)

AvidGamerrrr  +   645d ago
Couldn't agree more with Anthony here. This shit is getting old.
knifefight  +   644d ago
Seriously. And what game was he emulating, exactly?
That indie game about the Columbine Massacre? Because...
1) That wasn't a studio-published title, and
2) Um, that actually happened. It was a real-life event before it was a video game. Uh oh, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Oh wait, it's not that hard, actually. The real life thing came first and was played over and over again on the news non-stop. The American news networks may as well buy billboard advertising space that says "Want to be famous and do you hate your life? Shoot up a school. We'll talk about you for years." Freaking idiots.
TheRealSpy  +   644d ago
these are the same people that think going to war is respectable. then those soldiers come back all kinds of fucked up.

you don't get PTSD and murder your whole family after playing Halo for a few months. can't really say the same thing about going to Afghanistan or Iraq.

we don't have a video game problem. we don't have a gun problem. we have a glorifying war problem.
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muttley65  +   644d ago
in 2007-8 there was a report kid in ATLANTA under Custody in court manage to lift the sheriff gun shot him,the judge, most of the jury. after being pin down he claim he was playing CALL OF DUTY....
LightofDarkness  +   644d ago
Exactly spy. The problem is the common perception that the hero hurts the bad guys. What happens when someone has trouble identifying the bad guys, or simply has a different definition of bad guys? Or, in the case of our traumatised vets, when there aren't anymore bad guys (at least not ones you were trained to fight)?
kneon  +   644d ago
@TheRealSpy

There is such thing as a justifiable war, but it's been so long since we've seen such a war that I understand why people don't see going to war as respectable.
ApolloTheBoss  +   644d ago
I just amazing how stupid people can be. I anyone with a brain would know games aren't the problem.
JedMan1985  +   644d ago
I knew they would make games for the cause.
subtenko  +   644d ago
I think he emulates whats on the news or the police themselves, plus tv. Everyone's seen the show COPS. I blame TV including the news. So :P

P.S. this is more annoying than Jack Thompson now...I bet even he is shaking his head at all these headlines saying "Man these people are kind of dumb.."
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kenshiro100  +   644d ago
Wow, I've played videogames for a long time and never did I feel the urge to kill a bunch of people or beat someone up.

This kid was straight up crazy and should have received proper treatment.
JoGam  +   644d ago
Exactly, if anything videos games relax me. After a long days work to go home grab a brew and pop in a game is fucking awesome.
DeadlyFire  +   644d ago
No evidence = video games did it.

Did I eat your cake? No. Fat Princess trained me to eat that damn cake.

Did I step on that mushroom in your yard. Your damn right I did. Mario taught me all mushrooms I step on make me grow.
Tonester925  +   644d ago
Did they ever blame the horrible parenting job in America yet? lol
Mounce  +   644d ago
Police believe a lot of things....people should have a right to tell them their Belief are as wrong as Atheists have a right to tell Christians that they believe them to be wrong.

Instead its like, Police/Politicians believe games are to blame....You want to tell us that we're wrong? We'll ignore you! You're probably in the wrong and we're in the right, and besides, your testimonies won't give us any money!

Police believe that they're not going to say it was aliens - but it was Gamers.
SeanScythe  +   645d ago
He was a sick in the Head POS, nothing else made him do it. It wasn't the Gun, Movies, or Games it was his own twisted mind.

I own guns and play violent games, I have never wanted to take them and hurt anyone. I don't even hunt with them they are for personal protection.

We have millions of people walking around that 20+ years ago would have been locked up in a mental home but now with Doctors just giving these people a pill and saying they are cured and safe to be with normal people are the problems.
kingPoS  +   644d ago
It's a sad truth that big pharma hardly ever get their share of the blame. The more important questions that should be asked rarely come up.

The media tasked with finding out what happened seems to avoid asking whether or not he was on any kind of hard medication. Instead they look into his video game preference.

WTF?!?!
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yewles1  +   644d ago
Blood... boiling...
There may be some truth to this! I was playing guitar hero and for that whole month I thought I was a Rockstar! So I go on my pc and tried to program my own version of gta5 and then gave up after 5 mins.

My finding is that guitar hero make me lazy and something has to be done about this!
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Karpetburnz  +   644d ago
You would have to be a complete nutter to start shooting people just because it happens in a game.
knifefight  +   644d ago
I hear most video games are programmed with computers, and initial communication about them is done via the internet.

Welp, sounds like we need to ban computers and internet. Gotta stop the flow of games, man!
Perjoss  +   644d ago
don't give them ideas
Orionsangel  +   644d ago
Oh yeah, that mega-popular game on 360 and PS3 where you mindlessly kill random innocent children. Oh yeah, it doesn't exist. Sorry ignorant police. Look somewhere else!
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slaton24  +   644d ago
what was it oh yeah modern warfare 2 in terminal...oh my bad thats russians killing airport full of adults....closest thing with anything killing a hurting a kid might be assassins creed 3 when the orphans show up...oh thats right all i have to do is push them out of my way....so what i am saying is i dont think i have played a game with kids getting shot left and right
Cam977  +   644d ago
Just stop. Why reignite the trauma of a tragic shooting for the sake of a biased, uneducated point of view? I was having a decent day until I was reminded of the victims to this event.
Just stop.
If it was video games then why is this the only case of this when gaming media is one of the most popular types of it? It was clearly his F-ed up mind. Not his gaming preferences, not his movie preferences, just his mind.
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clintagious650  +   644d ago
Lets blame video games again because its obvious the gun he used for the murders was taken out of the video game he was playing & used to murder these poor victims. Strong Evidence here they have. /s
caseh  +   644d ago
To state it was an 'Emulation' would suggest it was an exact replica of the game scenario. If its different, even slightly then it would have been a simulation.

Sorry, had to get that one off my chest *huff*
ApolloTheBoss  +   644d ago
Hey let's ban cars and alcohol while were at it , huh?
edonus  +   644d ago
I saw a report on CNN and they said their was evidence he may have been trying to 1 up a different mass murderer from a couple years ago.

Then they went on to say he liked video games and confirmed with people that went to High school with him that he liked video games. Then they made the jump to he was practicing the crime by playing them.

I would laugh if it wasnt so sad. This just goes to show people can have degrees, success, wealth, and respect in their fields, speak intelligently, dress nice, do no drugs and be raised in a loving family, go to church and praise the lord

and still be completely STUPID AS ALL SHIT.

If what they said was true I would see NBA players blowing off practice for monster sessions of NBA 2k13.

Or Nascar drivers playing GT5 too prepare for their big race.
sdozzo  +   644d ago
Better to not respond as it makes the community look insensitive.
Flatbattery  +   644d ago
These Police had better find a different career, because clearly detective work is not for them..... Imbeciles.
whamlollypop7  +   644d ago | Well said
Don't blame video games, don't blame guns, don't make knee jerk do nothing legislation.

Enforce the current laws that are substantial, punish those that break the laws, and most importantly raise your kids right.

In the end nothing ever changes.
SeanScythe  +   644d ago
Bubble for you good sir or ma'am
The_KELRaTH  +   644d ago
If it wasn't for the Roman game of Terni Lapilli the Germans would no doubt have ever though to keep trying to take over the world - damn these hate crazy games.

Also known as Tic-Tac-Toe :) .... best of 3 anyone?
clintagious650  +   644d ago
Its simple ban guns that way we can duel it out on the streets with fist. Oh wait i forgot any object can be used as a weapon but hey atleast drive bye's with thugs throwing rocks wont be as bad as guns lol.
VonBraunschweigg  +   644d ago
Did you play The Warriors? You can beat somebody to death with meat, foam hands, all kinds of stuff and you can do it in co-op to:) You hold her down and your buddy guts her with a broken bottle!

Great game, esp. when you know that chick is just an innocent bystander holding her schoolbooks, it's not like you have to do it. After gutting, don't forget to keep kicking her untill she stops making that horrendous sound.

And not a word in the media!
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VonBraunschweigg  +   644d ago
Bullshit. If Lanza had done it with 2 kitchenknifes chained to his wrists I could agree a videogame might have something to do with it, but guns? C'mon man.
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RE_L_MAYER  +   644d ago
Now if you excuse me im gonna go play metal gear rising after which im gonna take my katana and go slice people on the streets......geez those shitkickers got nothing better to do than blame it on things that are not to blame
If you are ok in a head than you will never do those things, things that need to be adressed is protection in public places/child abuse/parenting/........etc
modesign  +   644d ago
is it that time of year to blame the videogames for gun violence. lol
Stoppokingme  +   644d ago
With that logic I guess we should blame Link for the deforestation of the amazon. After all, he cuts down shrubs to make money, just like the loggers do.

What a load of B.S.
Diamond  +   644d ago
This shit really needs to stop I am so tired of these uneducated assumptions based on ZERO evidence. Please it's so annoying
solid_snake3656  +   644d ago
Dont blame guns, don't blame video games, just look at the drugs these kids are given since day one. The side effects these drugs have is just scary. Kids nowadays are more F**ked up then ever.
Bio_Mod  +   644d ago
police are fucked as are the american gun laws, it's simply easier to blame someone else though so we're not going to hear the end of this.
Ripsta7th  +   644d ago
Why does the govnt keep bothering with this? Do they want to be more exposed ?IM with the crowd that believes this was a Hoax, its just that there are many questions left unanswered. I was hoping they'd be exposed but seems impossible to , when they got news casts backing them up
aLucidMind  +   644d ago
List a single video game ever released that is on any of the consoles, past or present, that allow you to take an assault rifle and blow everyone at a school to hell. Not a single person could ever do that because there isn't one; the closest thing to it is the PS2 game, Bully, and the most lethal weapons there are stink bombs and balls made of rubber bands.

Also, name a single kid who has ever shot up a school, cited video games, AND has good/competent parents; not a single one. The problem is the kid, their environment outside of home, and their parents; video games might give ideas, but that is the very end of their involvement in any situation.
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dcbronco  +   644d ago
In other news... Police believe donuts are tasty.

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