The first thing I thought when I heard the news yesterday about the rampage in Germany (german link)
- a 17 year old ex-pupil killed 15 people - was: How long until they blame computer games for it again? Not very long: Of course the spree killer was a CounterStrike gamer and a lot of politicans are now calling for a total prohibition of 'killer' computer games (german link)
. Stupid idiots. I guess the fact that the parents of this guy seem to have had dozens of weapons laying around in their house has nothing to do with the spree killing.
That would be too obvious, wouldn't it?
Also I doubt his depressions had anything to do with it.
(Warning: Could contain irony ;))
The "funniest" thing I saw related to the rampage was an interview with a "friend" of him saying he was a freak and only played computer games. Well he looked like the typical HipHop guy and from my experiences gamers and hoppers are mostly everything but friends...
Wondering how much money he got for this interview...