The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

It turns out that Albertville-Realschule gunman Tim Kretschmer played the popular online game Counter-Strike. By my recollection so did Stephen Kazmierczak, Sebastian Bosse, Pekka-Eric Auvinen and Matti Saari. Did Counter-Strike somehow influence them into their choices to commit mass murder? I seriously doubt it. Saying these people played Counter-Strike is like saying anybody who grew …

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According to Counter-Strike Nation, the Washington Post had the following paragraph in this article but subsequently retracted it about the Virginia Tech shooter… Several Korean youths who knew Cho Seung Hui from his high school days said he was a fan of violent video games, particularly Counterstrike[sic], a hugely popular online game, in which players …

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