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Norway Killer Breivik Says He "Trained On Videogames"

"For practice."

CNN is reporting that Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway last Summer, “trained” using videogames, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in particular.

The Norwegian, who has admitted to the murders and claims that he murdered his victims “to fight multiculturalism” also apparently played World of Warcraft for up to 16 hours a day, which doesn’t leave much time for anything else.

The article goes into depth about his apparent motives and actions, but doesn’t dwell or expand further on the headline.

54 Comments
  1. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Played COD and WoW.. guess which one will be blamed.

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:31.
    • GhostViper
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      So far, I’ve only heard about WOW in the Norwegian media.

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:34.
      • wuntunzee
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        BBC only reporting about WOW over here as well.

        Can’t get much more multicultural than a world populated by gnomes, night elves, dwarves, goblins, orcs, and trolls.

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:58.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        i bet he was the kind of player that spent hours killing the quest NPCs in booty bay to grind rep with one faction or another.

        selfish bastards they were.

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 15:15.
      • Aquastyle
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        If someone actually manages to convince themselves that any video game was even partially responsible for his terrorist-actions, they are either outright stupid or they have no knowledge on either subject.

        Having read the opening paragraph only of the linked article, it seems the BBC are intentionally over-emphasizing this silly little note of Breivik to appeal to the apparent ever videogame-hostile Britain.

        The opinions I’ve read on this in Norwegian media are all dismissing this as just another unrealistic and childish idea of Breivik, which really should be obvious if you follow the case. It’s just nonsense really.

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 16:18.
  2. XisTG
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    We should play the game then, it might teach us how to defend against a lunatic :p

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:31.
    • bigbaldwolf
      Member
      Since: Mar 2012

      Ha ha

      **inserts CoD MW2 into xbox **

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:34.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        *watches as CIA and MI5 surround bigbadwolfs house, smash his back doors in then cart him off ofr beng a terrorist*

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:37.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        “smash his back doors in” – That was deliberate wasn’t it you naughty boy

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:39.
      • david24
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        “smash his back doors in”

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:40.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        ha ha….terrible just terrible.

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 15:08.
      • Radiitz
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        @3shirts
        The wolf has multiple back doors… ?

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 15:10.
      • bigbaldwolf
        Member
        Since: Mar 2012

        Can everyone please leave my back doors alone lol

        Comment posted on 20/04/2012 at 08:55.
  3. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    “doesn’t dwell or expand further on the headline” – That has to be a first! Still, wait until the Fail gets hold of this one.

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:32.
    • HoboCastro
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      Or The Sun, or The Mirror, or This Morning, or The Wright Stuff, or Alan Titchmarsh…. The press and TV will have a field day on this.

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:46.
  4. Bodachi
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    I wonder what the headline of the metro will be tomorrow…

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:33.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Norway Killer Breivik Says He “Drank RedBull to maintain energy during the killings”

      Energy drinks are the work of the devil. Banish them all.

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 17:11.
    • Uhyve
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Well, I’m sure it won’t be:
      “Shocking, psychopath enjoyed playing video games where you kill people.”

      Probably something much more sensible like:
      “Dreamcast’s Modern Warfare 4 turns people into terrorists!”

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 19:37.
  5. Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    And the “blame video games” story continues.
    Personally I’m tempted to chuck a load of bananas at other drivers on my trip home tonight and then blame it on the huge amount of Mario Kart 7 I’ve played this week

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:33.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Lol!

      Do we know if he Platinumed MW2? I’m just trying to establish how well “trained” he is. And because I’ve played all the CoD games, can I enter the army and go straight to Sergeant level?

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:45.
  6. GhostViper
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    When it first came out about the videogames this fall, us gamers over here got looked down on from other people.

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:34.
  7. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Just what the games industry needed, a news article related to the Norway killer.

    >.>

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:35.
  8. bigbaldwolf
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    Yet another unstable madman leaves this world and video games will be blamed for the chaos he left behind. People have to have a screw loose in the first place to want to replicate anything in a video game but nooooooooooo, it’s obviously the games that drive people mad.

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:36.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      he doesn’t seem unstable to me, i think he knew exactly what he was doing.

      he’s just evil.

      there’s a difference between being insane and being evil.

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:46.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I think you are right there. He consistantly has a reason for what he done

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 15:12.
      • bigbaldwolf
        Member
        Since: Mar 2012

        Unstable was probably the wrong word but I think you get the gist of what I mean.

        Comment posted on 20/04/2012 at 08:56.
  9. david24
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    He lived with his mum and played video games almost all day until he he became radicalised and began planing the attack, considering he is sane dispite what the Norwegian government would want you to believe he probably wasn’t using them as serious “training”.

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:37.
  10. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    how come we never see stories like this about how religion is bad when these people say god told them to do it?

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:43.
    • HoboCastro
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      We do all the time but no one what’s to piss off God, just in case.

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:48.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        actually i do.
        frankly, if there is a god, he’s got a hell of a lot to answer for.
        i’d love to personally repay him in kind for all he’s done.

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:55.
      • HoboCastro
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Still pissed of about the minis ;)
        Doubt the big man will take responsibility.

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:57.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        i was thinking more of tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados, and diseases.
        that stuff.

        as for the minis, that’s scee’s fault, and clearly, scee are the work of the other guy.
        i’d happily give him a kicking too. ^_^

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 15:12.
      • stonyk
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        @hazelam – what about the number of times he’s wiped out humanity, save a few special people, for not doing what they were told…..I’d like to know what his excuse was for that – and he can’t blame video games either as it was before they existed.

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 16:30.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        it’s funny how religion glosses over the whole genocide thing. o_O

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 16:55.

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