Leave it to Jack Thompson to take the latest tragedy to give himself some fucking attention. The worst shooting in American history takes place and this asshole somehow gets on TV to bark about his insane crusade. Why, because he's an "expert". How, exactly, is he an expert? Does he have a psychology degree from anywhere specializing in this? has he published any valid studies? No, of course not, he just claims he's a fucking expert, and the ridiculously moronic news media believes him.
"But that's Fox news!", a virtual joke and a fountain of complete misinformation, surely the more legitimate news outlets haven't given this outlandish theory with not even the slightest bit evidence credence, right?
Well here's Thompson on the supposedly more reliable MSNBC spewing the same crap:
And finally, here's a quote from hack TV psychologist Dr. Phil from his appearance on Larry King:
“The problem is we are programming these people as a society. You cannot tell me - common sense tells you - that if these people are playing video games where they’re on a mass killing spree in a video game, it’s glamorized on the big screen, it’s become part of the fiber of our society. You take that and mix it with a psychopath, a sociopath, or someone suffering from mental illness, add in a dose of rage, the suggestability is just too high. And we’re going to have to start dealing with that. We’re going to have to start addressing those issues and recognizing that the mass murderers of tomorrow are the children of today that are being programmed with this massive violence overdose.”
Aside from the overwhelming evidence of the fact that 99.9% of the people who play these so called mass murder games lead perfectly normal lives and never commit harm, it clear that there was something mentally wrong with this whack job, and a fucking video game (which nobody even know if he played those) isn't what made him a killer.
"Super Columbine Massacre" sounds like a horrible game, and in my opinion, it is. I've played it. It's disturbing, tasteless, and although it doesn't really glorify the shooters' actions so much as examine them,it could certainly be interpreted as such. That being said. It's an underground rpg that was made by an individual and is based on old SNES rpgs. It's far from being able to train anyone to do anything. This is not some mainstream game you can go pick up at your local store for any system. Saying people train on games like Doom is beyond ridiculous. Hell nobody even fucking plays Doom anymore. The simple fact is NO videogame trains you to be a killer, it's been repeatedly established (see all the stupid lawsuits Thompson has filed as evidence, the guy has never won a fucking case) that videogames and real life are very different. But in reality, what pisses me off the most is Thompson, Dr. Phil and their ilk passing themselves off as people who have any fucking clue what they are talking about, and news outlets simply taking them at their word. Experts in douchebaggery, all of you.