I Knew the “Gaming” Card Would Eventually Be Played

I think we all knew it was just a matter of time before some media outlet brought the subject up. And, sure enough, it was a UK media outlet, of all places. It seems James Holmes, the gentleman that snapped and shot up a movie theater full of folks, was … wait for it … a GAMER. The article mentions it two or three times, really stretching to point out the fact, I believe. They even go as far as to mention one, World of Warcraft, “where you compete against people on the internet.” “…James seemed like he wanted to be in the game and be one of the characters …”

Holy crap … It’s the “video games are a gateway to violence” claim. Usually this comes out the first day of an incident like this and will be used heavily in any court proceedings. Nevermind the guy was having relationship issues, was getting kicked out of his apartment, was having school troubles, etc, etc … it’s the damn video games, it has to be …

Anyways, go read the long article if you want. Link incoming:

James Holmes ‘broke up with girlfriend just before killing spree’ via MailOnline

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