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Shrink: Doom Deprivation May Have Sparked Columbine Massacre

Video game critics commonly hold that violent video games, including Doom, contributed to the 1999 Columbine massacre. But an Oregon psychiatrist theorizes that not being able to play Doom may have been a far more significant factor in the murderous rampage carried out by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

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MK_Red6172d ago (Edited 6172d ago )

Here we go again, another dumb crazy attention-seeking moron blames Doom for the massacre. At least try newer games like GTA... And isn't now a little late to say that. We already had all kinds of law-suits against id and now I think we should be talking about more intense and dangerous problems of this age.

Dr Pepper6172d ago (Edited 6172d ago )

Did you read the last part of the article? Where the army of crazed WoW players is brought up? WTF!?

ShiftyLookingCow6172d ago

it was an interesting and hilarious read to say the least. I wish I was good at photoshop, yay 9 million zombie rampage!!!

HeavyweightInTheGame6172d ago

Keep blaming video games it'll get you nowhere. Thats the dumbest most poorest excuse. Me, I love Doom!

Staircase6172d ago

I wonder if that commenter was really Jack Thompson. I doubt it, but god do I wish that guy would go die in a hole.

http://www.jinx.com/other_s...

HeavyweightInTheGame6172d ago

Agreed. He is the root of evil to all gamers.

Dr Pepper6172d ago

Betrayed by a fellow Oregonian. :(

LeonSKennedy4Life6172d ago

It's ohkay.

I feel your pain. My governor is taking more and more money from me everyday.

(i live in illinois)

*sigh*

i rule6172d ago

did we eliminate the phrase just plain crazy from the english language?? Stop trying to blame every one else! the Parents, schools, and local police are at fault. Ultimately, the responsibility lies with the two nut bars that carried out the acts

Dr Pepper6172d ago

Nowadays, they always seem to be trying to blame something besides the person. They seem obsessed with it.

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Elden Ring's manga paused so the author can play the DLC instead

Elden Ring's manga has been put on hiatus so that the artist can play the DLC.

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AA Games Deserve More Attention Than AAA Titles

While AAA games make headlines all over the internet, AA games are quietly and profoundly impacting the gaming industry with their creativity.

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isarai12h ago

No sh!t, like that's one thing that I will give the modern game industry is the re-uprising of the mid-tier. It's not as big as it was during the PS2 like Golden era of the mid-tier, but it's pretty damn good at the moment.

Inverno8h ago

Can we even call half of these games mid-tier when they're just 10 dollars short of full price? And if we're talking about indies that charge around 30 bucks, do many of these games honestly deserve the praise when so many chose the E.A. approach? They mention Hellblade 2 in the article, how can a game that took 5 years to make be considered "mid-tier"? Who knows what that budget was with how much work went into the visuals and sound design and mo-cap.

Michiel19898h ago

what's wrong with the early access approach? Supergiant games got so much help from the community and took the feedback to heart and created one of the best roguelikes. The early access that you pay 40 bucks to play the game earlier is awful, but this is actually super beneficial for the devs and also the gamers. Same with DoS2 and Baldur's gate 3.

Inverno7h ago

@Michiel
There are few exceptions in E.A. but let's look at The Rogue Prince of Persian. Why in the factual is an Ubi funded game in E.A.? There are games that are in early access for years, I'm talking 7-8 years. Look at 7 Days to Die, apparently it's coming out of E.A. and they're charging 54 bucks for the 1.0 version on consoles. Crowd funding also brought in a lot of problems, with many games funded turning out crap or then later signing a deal with a publisher regardless. The "mid-tier" market has a lot of shady business practices.

isarai2h ago

Well im not talking these games but the mid-tier in general, games like the sniper elite series, RoboCop, Alan Wake 2, Lies of P, Stellar Blade, Alone in the Dark, etc it's far better than it was a gew years ago where everything was either a huge AAA game or a simple lo-fi indie game, and there was very little in between.

StormSnooper11h ago

I have enjoyed some amazing AA gaming this gen, and the Portal has been a surprising catylist for me getting into these.

jznrpg8h ago

I give good games attention. AA or AAA doesn’t matter to me.

Eonjay8h ago

This. Why does everything have to be this vs that? Good game is good and deserves attention.

Abnor_Mal7h ago

War, war never ends.

War! Huh yea good gosh y’all,
what is it good for?
Absolutely nothing!

LucasRuinedChildhood6h ago(Edited 6h ago)

I suppose the general point is that *overall* AA games deserve more attention right now because of how much good stuff they're putting out. Doesn't mean that you shouldn't give good AAA games attention. The point about attention stands even if you remove the whole AAA vs AA angle.

Indie and AA games just don't count for a huge swathe of the audience. They ignore them or the lack of marketing never drags them in. And many who praise the PS1 and PS2 for smaller, original games and proclaim games to be bad now also don't play these games. The hypocrisy of that is starting to really irritate me, tbh, especially as quality 3D indie games have become common.

Supporting AA games can also slowly give those studios a higher budget to work with while still being creative, and you eventually end up with things like Larian becoming AAA.

VersusDMC6h ago

Hades sold 7 mil on steam alone. Disco Alysium 2.7 just on steam. Plague tale Requiem(is this even AA?) is at 3 mill. How did they not get attention?

And Forespoken is on the attention getting side? It bombed! What a idiotic thumbnail.

SMTVengence is a game that is getting overlooked. Put that on the thumbnail.

LucasRuinedChildhood6h ago(Edited 6h ago)

Here are some examples of some smaller games that I'd recommend people give a go:

- Metal Hellsinger
- Katana Zero
- The Talos Principle 2
- Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
- Rollerdrome
- Trepang2
- Tinykin
- Another Crab's Treasure
- Sifu
- Ghostrunner
- Penny's Big Breakaway
- The Pathless
- Kena: Bridge Of Spirits
- Midnight Fight Express
- Jusant
- Solar Ash
- Outer Wilds
- Furi
- Superhot
- The Forgotten City
- Crow Country
- Signalis

And obviously stuff like Hotline Miami but that's an obvious choice. Great game