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“Games, violent games…it's kind of what he was into," Sheriff Dan Houston said. That news came from a Bernalillo County press conference where investigators specified two video games Griego talked about a lot.
The game Call of Duty: Modern warfare was among his favorites and is a modern-day military game where players take on the role of a soldier carrying out violent missions. Another favorite was Grand Theft Auto that features thugs going on violent rampages in city streets and inside buildings.
The way sheriff's officials describe it, the 15-year-old seemed to light up while talking about the video games. "[He] was quite excited as he got the opportunity to discuss that with our investigators," Houston said.
Originally posted by Tuttle
Better the PR corporations that control the media outlets use Video Games as a scapegoat to blame for excessive violence in society rather than point the finger at themselves for the serious psychological damage they inflict on the populace that stems from there 24 hour brainwashing by commercial interests.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by scottromansky
You gave examples that were biased. Kid plays them = violent. Kid that doesn't play them = not violent.
That's just not the case. Especially when you consider how many MILLIONS of kids are all playing the same games. I think they can have an effect in rare cases where kids are to fully immersed and are medicated or have mental illness.
Originally posted by butcherguy
I would hope that some scientist would figure out that murder sprees actually predate movies, television and video games. I bet murder even happened before writing was invented.
edit on 23-1-2013 by butcherguy because: (no reason given)