For Some, "Gamer" Still Means "Social Outcast"

Anders Behring Breivik was a likable loner, a seemingly harmless Norwegian who masked his sudden disappearance from society to prepare for the biggest single-handed massacre in recent history with a modern affliction: Video game addiction.

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tdrules2430d ago

fuck off kotaku you're the problem not the solution

StanLee2430d ago (Edited 2430d ago )

We're a generation of gamers. Gaming's been a part of the social consciousness for such a long time now. If a person feels like an outcast it has more to do with him than just being a gamer. I've never felt ostracized because I'm a gamer. As a matter of fact, it's a huge part of my social identity. My parents are gamers, I grew up playing video games and my son will be a gamer. From playing Contra with my dad, to my son making car sounds tugging at the racing wheel while I play Forza 3. Gaming's a part of popular culture today. If young people continue to marginalize themselves they better find a better excuse than, "I'm a gamer".

NanoSoldier2430d ago (Edited 2430d ago )

Hmm, they focus too much on Anders Behring Breivik's Gaming in the media. Now even my mom and dad told me to play not that much and well I have MW2. That's so laughable. A person who kills nearly 80 humans could have played Monopoly and still would have killed these people. There is so much more behind then he was playing games.

StarWolf2430d ago

2 words that were created by a person... should i be offended ?

sonicsidewinder2430d ago (Edited 2430d ago )


Edit: Wait it's about Norway?

Fucks sake Kotaku...

Sugreev20012430d ago

The media should be bitch slapped for making statements like these.Religion was the main culprit in making him unhinged,it is poison of the mind.Did Charles Starkweather go on a mass murdering spree in the 1950's after playing COD ?

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