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Post Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:43 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:37 pm 
 

I feel as if I've entered the wrong decade reading that article... shouldn't he be blaming World of Warcraft or the Saw flicks for his actions?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:05 pm 
 



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Post Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:08 pm 
 

"He played Dungeons & Dragons and was obsessive with games of fantasy, anything that helped him get away from people and hide from them in his own little cocoon," Roby said.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:30 pm 
 

Let's see...he used gaming to create a world he could escape to...but somehow it translated into the exact opposite and he took his escape from the world routine and jumped back into the real world and went ginsu on some guy...

Or the he was just plain insane.

That old argument of some reclusive gamer suddenly switching totally out of character (no pun intended) and going postal just bothers me. Look...they are either reclusive or they are not. If they are both, they're nuts. Therefore, the whole gaming thing has nothing to do with it.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:33 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:Let's see...he used gaming to create a world he could escape to...but somehow it translated into the exact opposite and he took his escape from the world routine and jumped back into the real world and went ginsu on some guy...

Or the he was just plain insane.

That old argument of some reclusive gamer suddenly switching totally out of character (no pun intended) and going postal just bothers me. Look...they are either reclusive or they are not. If they are both, they're nuts. Therefore, the whole gaming thing has nothing to do with it.


ya know, i used to hear these things years ago and i thought they were a load of bollocks then.

i am pretty reclusive, but so what? its not a frame of mind to go out and go loopy on the public :)

i think its just simply a case of "the lights on but nobody is home" know what i mean?

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:42 am 
 

"Odd that his suffering from a delusional psychosis was emphasized less than his playing D&D." a qoute from my friend Mark.

This has nothing to do with D &D as bbarsh said.  This way of reporting gets more "clicks, hits" than just reporting some guy killed his co-worker.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:54 am 
 

I thought this sort of blame had disappeared and gone onto video games (such as Manhunt etc) :?

Personally, I feel that if someone goes off their rocker and slaughters people then the game/film/book had nothing to do with it other than they were on brink already.

You either know that you don't kill people or you don't. Playing AD&D, video games or watching films, isn't going to make you think,

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unless you have gone AWOL already! Perhaps the media need to take a look at themselves and their obsession with over the top reporting styles, certainly in the UK??   :(


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