Dread thinks I'm a special person
5th February 2004
The guy who was responsible for the school massacre which caused nine deaths in Finland yesterday was an avid BF2 player. According to Auvinen's Battlefield 2 profile, he was playing a match of the online shooting game Battlefield 2 at 10:47 am local time, just one hour before he brought his gun to school and started shooting. Here are his stats: http://www.bf2stats.nl/player/94933011/ This doesn't look good. If incidences like this keep on occurring. All violent games are soon going to be banned. Thank god he didn't play FH.
I like how I haven't heard of this incident, but during virginia tech that was the only thing on the news.
I didn't make it!
The fact he played bf2 was noticed in Finnish media also(I'm from Finland), but fortunately they haven't blamed it yet. He was a maniac so i think it'd be quite absurd to blame one certain game for the incident.
My mother though was very intrested about the game I also play, asked if i'm gonna do the same etc.
7th December 2003
It's interesting how most media quote parts of the explanation this guy wrote but never the sentence that says that people shouldn't blame the games he plays or the music he listens to.
And I'm sure Jeffrey Dahmer played Monopoly or poker.
The kid a few years ago in Paducah KY that killed a bunch of kids at school was a FPS player. I listened to an expert from either the army or some police force marvel at the accuracy that kid demonstrated, all head shots from a .22 pistol. He stated that probably their well trained men could not duplicate that feat. So is the class half full or half empty? To me, such games and software are great at training reflexes for positive uses. Crap will happen. I've heard of no one talking about banning accounting because of what happened at Enron...
Never mess with a drunken Kiwi
3rd January 2007
I don't want to get to technical here, but some people are psychotic like that and they look to these games as relief or for enjoyment. They enjoy killing people, god knows why, and one day they decide that shooting pixelated bullets isn't enough, and now, with their honed reflexes/hand-eye coordination, they just wreack havoc on innocent people, it's not an argument against FPS's, it's an argument against treating mental disorders, I mean where the hell are these dude's parents (or dorm mates if in college)?!?!?!
Gen'l Knight;4023805 I listened to an expert from either the army or some police force marvel at the accuracy that kid demonstrated, all head shots from a .22 pistol. He stated that probably their well trained men could not duplicate that feat. ...
I'm gonna go ahead an call this dude is full of crap and furthermore is A) a beat cop from some rural ass town Kentuck town where they still carry sixguns, mostly to shoot wild animals, or B) Some pouge mother fucker who did his four years moving boxes and getting stoned and now rents himself out as an expert, for two reasons. 1) .22s are generally accurate as hell. That's why they're used by competition shooters and demonstrational shooters. Bringing up the fact is was a .22 is just ig'nant. 2) To be blunt, it ain't hard to shoot someone cowering in fear in the head from three feet away. Edit: And the whole 'A team of trained men couldn't do this' argument always rang false with me for some reason.
Uh, do they have some reason to marvel at his accuracy, other than the victims had head wounds? I mean, they know he didn't shoot them from 6 feet away?
Apropos of nothing, there's an old story about a traveler a long time ago who came to a small town, and everywhere he looked he saw targets with bullet holes in the dead center of the bullseye. Trees, sides of houses, fences, barns. Everywhere, dead-center shots in the targets. There was even a bullseye shot in the bar of the hotel in which he was staying. This was incredible the traveler thought; he'd never seen such accuracy. He must find this eagle-eye shooter
He came upon a strapping young man who wore a pistol in a gun belt. "You there! Are you the fellow who has shot all these targets? "
"Why yesssir", said the young man beaming with pride; "I surely am."
"That's incredible!", said the traveler. "How did you do it? You must have practiced for years! Did you have a teacher? Have you been in the army?"
"Why, shucks, it's nothing special", said the young man sheepishly. "I didn't have no teacher, and they wouldn't take me in the army on account of I'm slow. I don't hafta practice none, 'cause I've always been able to do it I guess", he grinned.
"Well there must be some secret to your amazing marksmanship ", said the traveler. "Tell me, do you have a special pistol, or some kind of telescopic sight? There must be some wonderful sharpshooter's trick!"
"To tell the truth, I do have a little way to make sure I can put the bullet in the center of the bullseye", smiled the young man.
"I knew it!", said the traveler. "I must know! There are thousands of people in the East who will pay good money to see such a wonderful display of shooting. I'll give you a $20 gold piece if you give me your secret to marksmanship!"
"Well, I just stand up good and tall, with my feet apart a little, and I get a good grip on the pistol. And then I just aim real good and fire", said the young man.
"What? That's no secret! You told me nothing about how to put the bullet in the bullseye so accurately! I'm not giving you a penny unless you tell me how to hit the bullseye every time!", the disappointed traveler said.
"Hit the bullseye?!", said the young man. "I don't hit no bullseye! I just shoot a hole in somethin' and then draw a buuleye dead center over the hole and put the rings around that. Now gimme my $20."
And they lived happily ever after. Goodnight, kids.
Way to lighten up this depressing thread!