As the apparent links between the horrendous Norway massacre and videogames continue to pour in, BeefJack looks at why the reports are understandable – even if they’re not justifiable.
Games should not be the blame for any incidents in real life. If someone see's something in a game and then acts it out in real life, this is not the games thought, the person should never be allowed to play the game. This boils down to the sick twisted mind of the offender. What happened in norway is sad, i hope the guy gets strapped to a bomb and sent straight into the taliban HQ, coz hes just as bad as them.
Sad days for everyone here my toughts are with you all! And everyone should know now that this attack was political nothinng else! This was NOT a rampage cause he played to much WOW or COD! -Norwegian
He was also a religious fanatic so do we ban or heavily edit the bible because it influenced him? The guy was sick and twisted end of story.
Actually, he wasn't a religious fanatic. In his manifesto he describes himself as a "Christian Atheist". Which basically means he only holds Christian values as part of his culture and politics. Not because he actually believes it.
Sorry. He was also a Christian Atheist so do we ban or heavily edit the bible because it influenced him? The point was no matter what people say his influences and politics where the fact of the matter is he was an evil man who did a sick thing.
games are not the cause of violence, its the morons holding the guns, who usually come out of violent homes. its actually parents who should be blamed, but we all know thats a topic that is usually thrown out the window, and we move to blame the easiest thing... games.
Well written little piece there. Indeed sometimes people are just wired wrong... nothing you can do about it, you just hope they are getting the help they need.
Using MW2 as a shooting gallery ? What a load of crap Norway has a military conscription so I'm sure he was familiar with firearms. He was just some ultra right wing nut. Nothing to do with games
Put it like this this world is shi* now and the majority of everyone are idiots, THERE.
The person who did it is to blame, nothing and no-one else is, it is that simple! But the bit that is not so simple is, although the violent games/movies argument that crops up after something like this happens is flawed, and the games/movies are not to blame... there is some relevance in the notion of some of the more twisted stuff in games and movies having an unhealthy affect on sick individuals, and an adverse influence on society in general. It is not the violence of games like COD, Battlefield, Halo ect; or Arnold Schwarzenegger type movies that are much of a problem, as generally the worst they do is crank up aggression levels (or alternatively give a safe vent for them) although I'm sure along with other things it can have a cumulative negative effect, but some of the nastier stuff cannot be a good influence on society (but still most of us can handle it and shrug it off, where as some unstable individuals will latch on to it). And sometimes you get some real freaky mind-bending type movies that crop up that are just plain fvcked up..... But still it comes back to the same principle.... its people and society that is messed up and to blame for most of the problems... bad or unhealthy influences are just things that pick away at the problems inherent with in people and society in general. Perhaps we need greater monitoring of what we allow to be pumped into the minds of society (particularly kids), but not the usual knee-jerk reaction that accomplishes nothing!
I have played many games with guns in it and have never felt compelled to shoot someone. I just couldn't do it. A lot of it depends on what you're born with and your up-bringing, but most people learn at an early age not to be influenced by what they see on a screen.
Play video games. Want to kill people. Honestly, for me, there is quite a bold line between the two, since I love playing video games, and I do wish for some people to die. Never connected. Luckily, I'm am in control. I don't intend to ever make it happen. It's a fantasy world in there. People can try to place blame on the media a person/people creates, but in the end, the flaws will remain since we're a part of this beautiful piece of sh*t called "life." So we'll keep killing one another. I mean, really, this is old news. The political motive seems to play way more of a role in this attack than anything, well, besides him being a friggin' loony. Hope he gets shanked in the yard.
Ok, we know he did it. I can careless why he did it. Execute him now!
No. Keep that monster in solitary confinement under suicide watch for the rest of his goddamn life. He'd want to be made a martyr out of this.
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