Thursday, April 26, 2007

Blame it on video games

With the recent Virginia Tech Shooting, I'm quite surprised that they didn't blame it on video games yet. I mean during the Columbine shooting, they blame it on Marilyn Manson and games such as Doom for "training" the kids to take out the whole school. It makes sense since after playing Castlevania, I can now double jump at will; or mixing venison and boar meat into healing potion after playing Oblivion; shooting fireball from my hand after tons of fighting games; or...well, you get my point.

There are countless times when a kid with a gun go out and shoot somebody, people like Joe Lieberman and Jack Thompson blame it on GTA, Mortal Kombat, or Doom. Surprisingly, it's not happening now. Did Lieberman or Thompson on a vacation or something?

Personally, I'm one of the people that believes in the theory of "gun kills people". Any cyber cafe in Malaysia have kids playing GTA and yet there's no such incidents in Malaysia yet. I, for one, wants all the violence they can squeeze into a video game so we gamers can satisfy our violent need virtually instead of physically.

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