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A 33-year-old Russian gamer from the city of Ufa was killed by a member of a rival online clan after virtual violence provoked a fatal real-life scrap, Russia Today reports.
The 22-year-old alleged assailant has apparently shown no remorse, and refused to justify his actions. His fellow Coo-clocks, meanwhile, "continue to harass the family of the murdered man, threatening to kill his sister, who hasn't turned on the computer for days".
Originally posted by projectvxn
I've always looked at video games such as CounterStrike as training, and as a way to desensitize people to the idea of extreme violence. When I was younger I used to hold the opposite view, that video games didn't teach violence..That people were people. But as I studied the psychology of violent videogames I realized that there is, in fact, a clear connection between these games and some peoples' violent outbursts. This is just insane. I noticed there was no mention of an investigation. What is going on with that?
Originally posted by behindthescenes
Other than that, I seem to recall a rash of real-life murders associated with Dungeons & Dragons back in the day -- that be the 80's for you youngins....