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Lanza shooting spree based on video games
#1
So Lanza planned the shooting years in advance and planned it based on video gaming....

http://www.policymic.com/articles/30224/...-for-years
Quote:The ex-cop says that the same logic also applies to why he killed himself. “In the code of a gamer, even a deranged gamer like this little bastard, if somebody else kills you, they get your points. They believe that’s why he killed himself.”

Not only did Lanza’s fascination with murders and guns come from the video games, but he also learned the principles and tactics of how to go about this morbid mission from being an avid gamer, the police believe. “They believe he learned the principles of this — the tactical reload — from his game. Reload before you’re completely out. Keep going. When the strap broke on his first weapon (the AR-15), he went to his handgun at the end. Classic police training. Or something you learn playing kill games.”
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#2
Oh god....
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#3
So playing video games can train you in being a killer?

I have never stomped on a turtle. I must have not been playing Mario right.
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#4
I've heard the same thing, that he essentially dropped his magazine after each room/location and reloaded while moving to the next kill zone.

Exactly how you (or at least anyone who plays these types of games) would do it in Call of Duty.

And for the record, I play these types of games too and that's how I and everyone else I've ever played with does it.

I don't think the killing himself was to prevent the cops from getting the kill, but because he was a fucking EVIL coward who had already planned to kill himself, and didn't want to go to jail after his rampage.

Connal;89053 Wrote:So playing video games can train you in being a killer?

He was a killer to begin with, the games likely helped him get used to the idea and his emulation of the same tactics leads one to believe it was more or less what he used for 'practice' when not at the range.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#5
.......or maybe he was just a fucking whackjob
The law? The law is a human institution...
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#6
I am of the minority opinion that starting kids out on these types of video games (overly violent at a young age) when kids minds and emotions are still developing can have scary results, especially in kids who may already have some issues to begin with.

My kids play video games, but I really try hard to make sure they are not overly violent or realistic, especially for my kids under the age of 12. Even for my 12 year old, I'm pretty picky although I let him download a military one on his iPod the other day. They actually play more than they should, but they are constantly telling me I'm still one of the stricter parents as far as what games they're allowed to play.

If you think about it, playing this stuff during the formative years is going to sensitize children to violence they should NOT be sensitized to, which makes it easier for already disturbed children to do terrible things.

I was raised with a little tv and no video games. Mostly reading books. When I went to Driver's Ed, they showed a graphic video full of people dying in car accidents (I guess to scare teens from driving carelessly). Due to my lack of having seen violence on tv, watching that video was actually the first and only time I've ever passed out in my life. The other teenagers were fine because they had already been sensitized to violence by watching movies and tv.

NOW look what kids are doing.....playing violent, realistic games with realistic graphics where they feel like they're blasting away real people at ages as young as first or second grade (surely not younger?). That has GOT to mess kids up.
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Camper;89054 Wrote:I've heard the same thing, that he essentially dropped his magazine after each room/location and reloaded while moving to the next kill zone.

Exactly how you (or at least anyone who plays these types of games) would do it in Call of Duty.

And for the record, I play these types of games too and that's how I and everyone else I've ever played with does it.

I don't think the killing himself was to prevent the cops from getting the kill, but because he was a fucking EVIL coward who had already planned to kill himself, and didn't want to go to jail after his rampage.

Connal;89053 Wrote:So playing video games can train you in being a killer?

He was a killer to begin with, the games likely helped him get used to the idea and his emulation of the same tactics leads one to believe it was more or less what he used for 'practice' when not at the range.

Actually, in online MP play, you can kill yourself and deny your opponent the score for killing you. With his state of mind, who knows if he thought he was actually playing a game as he did what he did. Sick sick shmuck, wish he just french-kissed a bullet instead of killing those poor kids.
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RugerGirl;89059 Wrote:I am of the minority opinion that starting kids out on these types of video games (overly violent at a young age) when kids minds and emotions are still developing can have scary results, especially in kids who may already have some issues to begin with.

I think this is especially true if there is any underlying emotional or developmental issue that can be exacerbated by flooding the individual with first-person, other-directed violence.

And it seems like kids with difficulty relating to other people very often end up, instead, getting their social stimulation from indulgence or over-indulgence in video games.
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#9
Doesnt hurt that the "sanctity of life" is something derided. Just mention your pro life and watch the throngs of childless experts jump all over you....

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#10
There is one real problem, the data never supports this nonsense.

The proliferation of violent video games, tv, music and movies has had a negative correlation with youth violence.

It is all just bullshit on top of bullshit.

It's like mounds and almond joy. Some people are nuts some aren't.
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