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The Oslo Massacre and Violent Video Games: the Facts 343

Posted by Soulskill
from the broken-record dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Media hysteria is once again blaming a real life massacre on violent video games. But looking at every single gaming reference in the Oslo killer's manifesto shows that such accusations are ridiculous. He played games to unwind from plotting and used them to mask his activities."
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The Oslo Massacre and Violent Video Games: the Facts

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  • Re:Massacre (Score:5, Interesting)

    by interkin3tic (1469267) on Monday July 25, 2011 @06:41PM (#36876986)
    For what it's worth, I'm far more terrified of domestic terrorism than Islamic terrorists. The KKK, neo-nazis, "Christian"groups like "Hutaree," various well-armed militias, animal rights psychos, pro-lifers who seem to think life is worth less outside the womb, and random nuts with guns... There are more home-grown terrorists than there are foreign terrorists, they generally know their targets better and raise less suspicion, and there have been more domestic terrorist acts than foreign terrorist attacks.

    Neither are likely enough to lose any sleep over or vote for someone to protect me from those evildoers of course. Fox news scares me even more than any type of terrorist combined.

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