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14. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 20:48 UttiniDaKilrJawa
 
Funny, you'd think they would be more concerned with things like where he get the guns and all that ammo...oh yeah...and those explosives.  
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13. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 20:37 eunichron
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 25, 2011, 20:26:
Hear, hear. More of this, please.

As an aside, a lot of soldiers use video games to relax. Logic would dictate that games can't be anything like their jobs if they're using them in their off time.

Exactly, and if some of the reports about this guy are true, he was a racist/xenophobic religious fundamentalist with a fucked up view of himself and the world. You don't have to have a Ph.D in psychiatry to see that the guy had serious problems.
 
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12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 20:26 jdreyer
 
eunichron wrote on Jul 25, 2011, 20:21:
As a former infantryman with more than the average amount of experience with firearms, explosives, and hectic situations, I can say with certainty that games do nothing to simulate a realistic situation. The notion that any game, even the so-called simulators like ArmA, could train you for such a thing is entirely ridiculous.

Video games don't create psychos, psychos just happen to like video games. Correlation is not causation.

Hear, hear. More of this, please.

As an aside, a lot of soldiers use video games to relax. Logic would dictate that games can't be anything like their jobs if they're using them in their off time.
 
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11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 20:21 eunichron
 
As a former infantryman with more than the average amount of experience with firearms, explosives, and hectic situations, I can say with certainty that games do nothing to simulate a realistic situation. The notion that any game, even the so-called simulators like ArmA, could train you for such a thing is entirely ridiculous.

Video games don't create psychos, psychos just happen to like video games. Correlation is not causation.
 
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10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 20:09 mch
 
Fantaz wrote on Jul 25, 2011, 17:17:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 25, 2011, 11:32:
That guy in Norway was just horrible. He called out to children saying he was police there to help them, then shot them in the back as they ran away.

No game trains you to do that.

Yes, Modern Warfare 2 trains you to kill the innocent. (Russian airport)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_surrounding_Call_of_Duty:_Modern_Warfare_2


As stupid and pointless as that was to have in the game...

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9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 18:07 jdreyer
 
I hope we don't have to suffer through another news cycle of "Games teach you to kill people" crap.  
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8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 17:17 Fantaz
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 25, 2011, 11:32:
That guy in Norway was just horrible. He called out to children saying he was police there to help them, then shot them in the back as they ran away.

No game trains you to do that.

Yes, Modern Warfare 2 trains you to kill the innocent. (Russian airport)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_surrounding_Call_of_Duty:_Modern_Warfare_2

 
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7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 17:05 ^Drag0n^
 
Oh, I thought they said "Train Simulator." My first thought was, "WTF for? To estimate delays in his travel schedule?"

^D^
 
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6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 12:44 mch
 
I read that he used WoW as an excuse, to explain his prolonged absences to family members and friends.  
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5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 12:41 Jonny
 
Blizzard Entertainment’s 'World of Warcraft' game to help prepare for the attack.

What. The. Fuck?

I can see CoD... kinda... maybe, but WoW? How the hell is WoW supposed to help anyone train for anything?

So, like just about any 32 year old male in the west he's played WoW and CoD at least once, and that deserves higher billing in the article than the fact that he wrote a fucking manifesto and killed 76 people to publicise it?

Way to make yourselves look like arseholes even in the face of evil on this scale.
 
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4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 12:28 Verno
 
He admits to using Call of Duty and...World of Warcraft to prepare for the attack. Just bizarre. God help us if someone this crazy ever gets access to serious munitions.  
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3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2011, 11:32 Silicon Avatar
 
That guy in Norway was just horrible. He called out to children saying he was police there to help them, then shot them in the back as they ran away.

No game trains you to do that.
 
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2. Re: Norway suspect admits using video games for 'training-simulation'. Jul 25, 2011, 11:29 Bill Borre
 
I just spent all day yesterday being very depressed about the Norway killings. I think the reason this affected so much is not even the high body count, but how organized this guy was. I disagree with you that this was "batshit insanity". Everything I read on the internet about this person shows very detailed methodical planning for his attacks which had been decided years in advance. It made me frightened to wonder how many more people like him are out there.  
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1. Re: Norway suspect admits using video games for 'training-simulation'. Jul 25, 2011, 11:07 SirKnight
 
"“I just bought Modern Warfare 2, the game. It is probably the best military simulator out there..."


LOOOOOOOOOL! A CoD game a simulator? CoD is as much of a mil sim as Mario.

rofl!

Yeah, regenerating health and bullets that fly like laser beams are sooooo realistic.
 
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