Idiocy of Blaming Video Games for Norway Massacre

The Idiocy of Blaming Video Games for the Norway Massacre
Did you ever see him playing video games on his computer? Roommate: No, he really just spent all his time typing in Word. Interviewer: You're sure? He never played any violent video games at all? Roommate: No, he just wrote all the time.


As Video Game Sales Climb Year Over Year, Violent Crime Continues To Fall
Paul Tassi has a great post up on the “idiocy” of blaming the Norway massacre on violent video games. It turns out the shooter in that tragedy says he “trained” by playing Call of Duty. Setting aside how ludicrous that notion is, it is even more ...


Ron Paul video game is in the works
One supporter is trying to fight the tide by creating a Web video game. "Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution," due later this summer, will illustrate his quest to for the White House in an interactive format. The game is the brainchild of 27-year-old Daniel ...

Ron Paul video game debuts this summer
By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY Fans of Ron Paul take note: A video gamefeaturing your libertarian hero is coming out this summer. Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution is the brainchild of Daniel Williams, a computer programmer in Cypress, Texas.


Norwegian Gunman Played Video Games to Prep for Massacre
Voice of America (blog)
The gunman on trial for killing 77 people in Norway last year says he prepared for his assault by playing video games and thought there was little chance he would escape. Thirty-three-year-old Anders Behring Breivik appeared in an Oslo court Thursday ...

'Video Game Rock Medley' covers 32 games in 10 minutes
YouTube is overflowing with covers of classic video-game music, much of it boring. But when over 30 different game themes are covered in 10 minutes? That's something special. The following first popped up on Destructoid and has quickly been making the ...

Are Board Games Better Than Video Games?
For one, he argues, technology itself and the entire development process required to put together a major video game can muck it up beyond recognition. Board games, on the other hand, have a very low design threshold. Whereas creating avideo game is ...

Anders Behring Breivik trained for mass killing with video games 'Call of Duty ...
New York Daily News
AP Self confessed mass murderer and right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik places a clenched fist on his heart in a salute as he arrive on day three of his trial. Breivik says he wanted to attack more targets, including the royal palace and ...

New York Daily News

Has video game retail become an entirely 'hits driven' industry?
by Matt Matthews [Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Exclusive] Is the video game industry, in particular the brick-and-mortar side of the business, becoming more "hit-driven"? That's the claim that Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter made in his most recent ...

Norway killer played video games to prepare for massacre
April 19 - Survivors, psychologists and journalists at the trial of Anders Behring Breivik divided over whether the 33-year-old's obsession with violent video games had an impact on his mental state. Travis Brecher reports.

Video Game Maker CCP Links PC and Console Gamers
Fast Company
An Icelandic developer is trying to bridge the gap between computer and consolevideo games. If it succeeds, massively multiplayer role-playing games could become much, much more massive. BY Michael Fitzgerald | April 16, 2012 Thevideo-game industry ...

Fast Company

Anders Behring Breivik trained on video games World of Warcraft, Call of Duty ...
Ottawa Citizen
By Nina Larson, Agence France-Presse April 19, 2012 1:26 PM Survivors, psychologists and journalists at the trial of Anders Behring Breivik divided over whether the 33-year-old's obsession with violent video games had an impact on his mental state.

Breivik sharpened aim on video games
Independent Online
Christopher Ferguson, of Texas A&M International University, said there is no link between violent video games and violent behavior. Though some research suggests that action games can improve “visuospatial cognition,” he said it's difficult to say ...

Independent Online

Norwegian killer used video games to plan attack
Reuters is a news agency headquartered in New York City. Until 2008 the Reuters news agency formed part of a British independent company, Reuters Group... Norwegian anti-Islamic fanatic Anders Behring Breivik told a court on Thursday that he used ...


Video game consoles are growing energy hogs
By Katie Fehrenbacher Apr. 19, 2012, 8:33am PT 3 Comments The amount of energy consumed by video game consoles has increased by almost 50 percent between 2007 and 2010 in the US, according to a report out from Carnegie Mellon University (hat tip CNET).

End the Fed: The video game
Washington Post (blog)
One Ron Paul fan is developing a low-budget video game featuring the Texas Republican on his journey to abolish the central bank, Real Time Economics reports. “You play the role of Ron Paul and make your way across all 50 states collecting Gold (sound ...

Norway's Breivik: The violent video game blame bus rides again
Video Game Writers
During his testimony, Breivik said he trained by playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 video game which, as you know, puts the player in the role of soldiers fighting a multi-national terrorist group. Video games do not cause violence.

Video Game Writers

Novelist Claims Video Game Plagiarized
Courthouse News Service
By ERIN MCAULEY HARRISBURG, Pa. (CN) - A novelist demands millions of dollars from video game-maker Ubisoft, claiming it used his book to create the "Assassin's Creed" video game series and spinoffs. John L. Beiswenger sued Ubisoft Entertainment and ...

Courthouse News Service

Novelist Sues Makers of Assassin's Creed Video Game
In the Assassin's Creed video game series, characters experience various historically accurate times in history through their ancestor's memories; this is a major plotline of the Assassin's Creed video games and books.” The complaint continued: “In ...

News roundup: Ron Paul gets his own video game
Salt Lake Tribune (blog)
20, 2012, at the Shiloh Christian School in Bismarck, ND (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel) Paul's newvideo game. Hatch leads among voters. Wimmer snags an extra delegate. Happy Wednesday. Rep. Ron Paul has inspired a new video game: "Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution ...

End the Fed: Ron Paul Video Game in the Works
ABC News (blog)
A new video game in the works will let users journey across the 50 states, collect gold and fight “boss battles” against the Federal Reserve System. No, this is not the latest Wii craze or Xbox 360 installment, but a start-up creation by a young Ron...

ABC News (blog)

Video-game journalism about more than 'just sitting around, playing games'
The University of Alabama Crimson White
That last statement is probably true: Hardly anyone takes video-game journalism seriously. The media ignores video games a lot of the time, and when they are getting attention, they are usually shown in a negative light.

Confessed killer used video games to train
OSLO, Norway, April 19 (UPI) -- A Norwegian man who confessed to killing 77 people in July said he spent an average of 16 hours a day playing video games to train for the operation. Anders Behring Breivik told a courtroom in Oslo he had dreamt "all my ...

Video of the Day: Ron Paul for President, the Video Game
The Atlantic
Evidently, they've given up and headed in the opposite direction: old-school video games. We kid, we kid (seriously, back away from the send button on that angry email, Paul fans). The game actually looks pretty awesome. It's done up in the style of ...

Breivik used video games to plan attack
Toronto Sun
Self-confessed mass murderer and right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik (C) stands next to his lawyers Geir Lippestad (L) and Vibeke Hein Baera, at the central court in Oslo on April 19, 2012. (AFP/Daniel Sannum Lauten) Norwegian anti-Islamic ...

Norwegian mass killer Breivik played violent video games for SIXTEEN hours ...
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik played violentvideo games for up to 17 hours a day in preparation for his brutal massacre of 77 people. He spent 12 months in isolation from society playing first-person shoot-me-up ...

Daily Mail

Video Game Review: 'I Am Alive' Finds Atmosphere in Genre Often Dominated by ...
It's hard to call a game in which 99% of the world's population is dead “realistic,” but this may be the closest video games have come to capturing what would matter in a future in which civilization has been reduced to rubble.

Board Games Are Better Than Video Games In So Many Ways
Call it video game detox. I've been pulling up fat handfuls of the roots of videogaming – board games, pen and paper roleplaying games, "live action" games – and chewing on them like some nerd herbivore. While mobile gaming's been continuing its ...

Context-Free Video Game Patent Art
By Rusty Blazenhoff
Context-Free Video Game Patent Art. By Rusty Blazenhoff on April 18, 2012. Context-Free Patent Art is a hilarious Tumblr blog that features art from video game patents without any written explanation. Context-Free Patent Art. via Slacktory ...
Laughing Squid

Video-Game Designer Incorporates Transgender Experience Into ...
By Dan Avery
Trans activist and gamer Anna Anthropy (a.k.a. Auntie Pixilante) has created a flash-based game that embodies her early experiences on hormones. Taking.

Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games' Was Not Liked By Her Label
By Dave Lifton
Questions about Lana Del Rey's authenticity have dogged her ever since she burst onto the scene last fall. While we prefer to focus more on the music than.

Video Game Stores and Prices of Video Games Found at Dinkydana ...
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Bethel park, PA ( Kazor ) April 16, 2012 – Video game stores have popped up all over the world, offering the latest and greatest new thrills and chills for the minds of eager players. From the earliest days of simple console games, video games ... World Community News

Cosplay Isn't Simply Dressing As Video Game Characters | Kotaku ...
By Brian Ashcraft
Or as anime characters. Or manga characters. Or movie characters. It's simply “costume play”, and Japanese photographer Yuji Susaki ...
Kotaku Australia

Ron Paul The Next Mario? GOP Candidate To Get Own Video Game ...
By petermilo1025
In a sign of how politics are affecting different forms of media, a Kickstarter project is promising gaming libertarians a video game based on their hero.
CBS DC - The Weblog WiiPop Is The Dance Video Game ...
By Cassandra Khaw
Words really can't express how absolutely ecstatic I am to see this. As a popper (I've been training in this dance style for the last four years or so), I've always felt as though the market was somewhat lacking in regards to games that cater to this ... - The Weblog

SayUncle » We must ban video games
By SayUncle
We must ban video games. Seems the nut job in Norway practiced by playing Modern Warfare and World of Warcraft. Color me skeptical that, basically, role-playing social media played a role in that. Posted in uncategorized on April 19th, ...

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Six Easy Ways To Make Every Video Game Better. Games,Lists ... Gamer rage ranks right behind orphaned billionaires in superhero origins. It's elevated .... That, or Luke isn't confining to his killing sprees to video games anymore. Wait For Me ...
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BOY George covers the Lana Del Rey track Video Games | The Sun ...
The 50-year-old has covered the single Video Games as an audio piece set to be released on an up-coming covers album. The Culture Club singer's husky, recognisable voice suits the delicate track perfectly and is a preview to new album ...
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BBCW: Ron Paul: The Video Game #ronpaul
By Bungalow Bill
A new Ron Paul video game is coming out. Note those other guys (Mitt Romney and Barack Obama) who are supposed to be so overly popular that Ron Paul doesn't stand a chance of winning don't have and aren't loved enough to have their ...

What Can We Learn From Video Games? : NPR
It's studying the benefits of video games on those who play them. ... and I have to admit, you know, I spent a good, I guess, two decades not being a gamer.

Tribes: Ascend review | PC Gamer
Wonderful, breath-clutching games of chicken happen along the z-axis in Tribes: Ascend. You're hovering, the guy you want to kill is hovering, and you each ...

Video Game Deathmatch: Greatest Story Ever Told Round 3 Has ...
Round three of Video Game Deathmatch: Greatest Story Ever Told Edition has ... Click here to vote in Video Game... ... In Soviet Russia video games play you.

US video game sales drop 25 percent in March - Yahoo! News
News: U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 25 ... software — the video games themselves — fell 26 percent to $585 million.

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