Gameranx: "Shooter said to have played games for up to 16 hours straight."
Right, because it's the videogames that cause violence, not the fact that he is probably mentally unstable... SMH
"On the other hand, Mr. Suthamtewakul’s wife Kristi thinks it has more to do with PTSD. “I remember him talking about 9/11,” she said. “He was there and when he came outside one of the buildings was gone already. All of a sudden the second building came down. He was an angry American, angry with the terrorists. I think maybe there was PTSD.” Someone is using their head. I will admit, violent media, though not proven, probably does in someway affect someone to do something but I always found the of an issue like these to be something that happened to them phycologically. I remember reading a study a few years ago that Violent Media actually reduces Violent if they are seen/played on opening/release night.
How many millions of people around the world play "violent video games" daily and never do anything wrong? Yeah. 99.99% of them never do anything violent towards others. HOWEVER- What do all of these mass shooters going back 30 years have in common? MENTAL DIAGNOSIS with prescription drugs that have on their warning label that it could cause violent outburts, further complicate the illness it was designed to treat, as well as cause homicidal/suicidal thoughts. Maybe we should start looking at the crazy people and the medications they are taking instead of video games?
Terrific comment, well said!
Here we go! GTA 5 only released yesterday and already stories implying that violent games are to blame for violence.
Yep people always want to blame an external source ... The guy is sick , end of story ... If there were no games he would watch violent movies or torture a cat ...
Well...that took longer than expected. I was sure they would have made this statement yesterday almost immediately after that coward dbag committed his crime.
Your AVI makes me want to go out and grab titties...I'm blaming you if I get caught.. :)
"Obsessed", "Violent Video Games" Why do they always put these two words/phrases together when trying to put down video games?
Yes...keep pushing your gun agenda MERICA. As if it's not bloody obvious
isnt it constantly confirmed that video games dont have this type of effect?
And there it is..... :/ I was waiting for this... ( In Chris Rock Voice)... Whatever happened to crazy!!! People can't be crazy no more??
I new the guy. He was also obsessed with eating and breathing and he had a drivers license, and he went to school when he was younger, and at some point in time in his life he watched movies and saw the News, and I think he went to a few museaums and zoos in his life... So many contributing factors that lead him to pull the trigger... But seriously: Why are so many news outlets afraid to do their jobs?? I guess it's easier to just blame video games today, just like it was Marylin Manson with Colombine, the book The Most Dangerous Game with the Zodiac killer, and a "talking dog" with the Son of Sam killer.
''Why are so many news outlets afraid to do their jobs??'' because that would require some deep thought. after which the conclusion should be that it is societies problem. ie, the world which we are all part of and all contribute to is violent. the masses dont want to hear that they are part of the problem, it also doesnt sell papers. so instead, shift all blame to the gaming industry. as if the games industry exists outside of society and the culture of that society... its an insult to the victims of the shooting, and everyone involved.
One of *those* articles again. One guy that was his neighbour said so. Many more people said he was angry at the government, he felt shafted they didnt pay him what they said they would and he was in financially dire straits. Ofcourse, the media doesnt care about the truth.
What a surprise they're doing an article like this.
Firstly, with respect to the lives of serviceman killed by this monster, why is the media disrespecting them by claiming this "videogame" excuse? Socio-economic and Psychological driving forces were behind it! The man: 1)Had a dodgy service record when he served. 2)Had deeply entrenched Psychological issues. 3)Had financial problems. He clearly wanted to exact revenge in an evil and dispicable way and his frustration with his own life and his socio-economic troubles and subjective reality belief he felt he was treated badly by the government was the motive for the crime. Of all that I mentioned, I dont believe videogames was a factor that contributed to the atrocity. To the families affected by this, you are in my prayers. Both my parents are in the armed forces and I feel like family to every kid whose parents serve their country. Every country, not just in the states. I hope this evil man went to hell. My heart goes out to those that lost moms,dads,sons and daughters in this atrocity. *BigBossSalute.gif* to all of you.
Whoa... Someone who is obsessed with video games? That must mean he is innocent and it was da gaems that did all da killin. I DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THIS INNOCENT SOUL! /s
I wanna say something "at least they can't blame GTA V for this" but stupid... stupid finds a way... *cue Jurassic Park theme song* That and the fact that I've become so numb to shootings that my mind will just skip to making snarky jokes says something is REALLY wrong with this country.
Here we go again.
lol blame the games again wtf why is it only in america that they blame it on games? theres a lot of people playing fps nd violent games globally. it not about games its about loose firearms and DRUGS! maybe most people in middle east play COD too
yay! lets blame videogames :/
You'd think the media and politicians would look at the number of games sold and could deduce that violent videogames causing mass murderings is completely inconclusive.
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