No different than D&D in the 80's, Rock & Roll in the 50's, whatever bullshit before...ANYTHING to push the blame on so that we can feel better about ourselves and sit in judgement on others.MW2 could... tell you how to... hold a gun, not exactly properly and how to aim again, not exactly the right way... but that stuff is on the internet, at the library, you could go to a shooting range to learn properly even. Even then, using a gun isn't that hard to do. Something was wrong with this guy and it was the fact that he was mentally unstable not that video games made him a killer. Sensationalist media that uses no actual studies, just gives blame. Its kinda sad that after all these years they still want to blame video games for poor parenting or even lack of parenting or just plain crazy. Like crazy doesn't exist in our world without a reason.
Killing the children and family of politicians, instead of the politicians themselves is pretty solid in itself, not to mention that his "2 stage process" was likely much more involved than that. I imagine he did dozens of dry runs on various portions of the plan...hell I could be wrong, he could have just winged it, either way he succeeded at doing exactly what he wanted to do.Someone who plans something in a 2 stage process is a genius? I suppose, if we set the bar low enough, nobody will have poor self esteem. World = Saved.
Heck, I don't need computer games to kill billions! I do that a couple times a week during my "private time".If you've ever played through all the Mass Effect games then you are a genocidal killer capable of destruction on a galactic scale right?
If so then WATCH OUT. I've got at least 700 hours or more in those games.
Let's not forget that his targets were unarmed civilians. It would have been a lot different if he had been facing well-trained armed opponents that knew how to use their weapons. I also have yet to see a video game where the goal is to slaughter innocent people. I doubt the media will take those facts into consideration though.Well, I guess its settled now, video Games do NOT help you become a better killer: He failled to kill all the people he wanted and he got caught. He was seriously lacking skillz.