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Submitted by RuleNumber5 1022d ago | news

Gaming industry won't be to blame for Boston bombing

All too often the video games industry gets framed as a scapegoat whenever something tragic happens in the United States involving violence, but it appears to look like the remaining wanted individual from the Boston Marathon bombings was not an avid gamer.

According to a previous report today, Dhzhokar Tsarmaev, who is the final suspect in the bombings being pursued by the police, apparently was one who dabbled on the musical side of Jay-Z and Dr. Dre. (Industry, industry)

Commandar_Shepard  +   1022d ago
Even if he isn't an avid gamer, people will still jump on the hate bandwagon. A few months from now, after the bomber has been dealt with, we may hear the media mention "violent video games" on a few occasions and maybe even connect it to the bombing.

But the ways they try to handle it, like the mass game burning in CT, are idiotic. Yeah, that's not being like the Nazis at all. /s The point is, we mourn the lives of those that are lost in thead tragic events but we shouldn't place the blame on the first thing that comes to mind, like the media does with games.
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Majin-vegeta  +   1022d ago
Funny I've been playing violent video games as long as I can member.and listen to Dre since I learned English.yet I've never had the urge to hurt anyone.These people are just psychopaths with mental issues.
AhmadCentral  +   1022d ago
I heard the guy played sonic the hedgehog when he was a kid...

I think it's pretty obvious why he did the bombings.

/Sarcasm
Summons75  +   1022d ago
I think lovig sonic then seeing the abomination that's sonic 06 could drive anyone that far :p
Ducky  +   1022d ago
...that would explain how he managed to outrun the cops for so long.
aLucidMind  +   1021d ago
Pong is the cause of all homicides!
Starbucks_Fan  +   1022d ago
LOL at blaming music. I listen to a crap load of inappropriate rap and have gotten no aggravation from it. Sure it probably makes people want to use drugs but I doubt it causes much violence.
blackstrr411  +   1022d ago
Stop blaming games
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level 360  +   1022d ago
What a bloody cheap article this is - a cheap and ridiculous attention grabbing person you are.

Haven't heard of any news people/authorities/politicians blaming or even connecting games for this tragic event.

Shut the hell up.
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yewles1  +   1022d ago
It's Bombermans fault...

Seriously, they WILL use that excuse, they ALWAYS will.
Jek_Porkins  +   1022d ago
The new enemy is clearly pressure cookers, maybe they should outlaw those?
Kingthrash360  +   1022d ago
dont count your cookies b4 you check for milk....they will find a reason.
MidNite  +   1022d ago
Don't blame the Pressure Cookers blame the boy. Don't want those banned!
Soldierone  +   1022d ago
Of course it will be, eventually the media will run out of stupid crap to say.

It's ironic though. When it's a bomb, the person at hand is to blame. If they used a gun, the gun would be to blame.....
josephayal  +   1022d ago
Before video games they blamed movies, Music, Videos, Books, Tv Shows, Photos, Gun control, pinball etc
aLucidMind  +   1021d ago
I blame walruses; they're taunting us right now, going "they really believe video games are the cause?"
Dms2012  +   1022d ago
So why bring attention to it? Haven't heard a single media outlet bring this up until you opened your fat, hit seeking mouth.
Siren30  +   1022d ago
Dr Dre music is in gta san andreas. I hope the media doesn't figure that out.
BLAKHOODe  +   1022d ago
I blame Rocky IV, Mark Whalberg and Good Will Hunting.

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