Oh, boy. Here we go. If you can make it to page 3 of the Washington Post’s lengthy article on the Virginia Tech shooting, you will find the following paragragh:
Several Korean youths who knew Cho Seung Hui from his high school days said he was a fan of violent video games, particularly Counterstrike, a hugely popular online game published by Microsoft, in which players join terrorism or counterterrorism groups and try to shoot each other using all types of guns.
Shit. This is bad. It means two things: First of all, media morons are going to confuse correlation with causality (as usual) and the traction made by the gaming industry over the past few years is going to disappear. Even worse, police officers and students at Virginia Tech are in for a hell-storm once Cho buys a few bigger guns with the loot he made off of his 32 kills, hits his spacebar, and re-spawns at some random point on campus.
And is it just me, or does this guy look a lot like swivel?Tags: Virginia Tech