Some of you have probably heard about the disaster here in Norway last Friday. I won't go into details about it, as you can easily find all aobut it with a few quick searches on google. However, what I can say is a guy blew up a bomb in the political district as a distraction, then went to a small island where some political youth had gathered and started shooting them. In the end, 77 people have been killed. I started a thread about it shortly after, but it got closed quickly when peopel started blaming others. So please keep this one civilized. The point of this thread isn't the disaster, but a strange consequense. It turned out the shooter/bomber had been playing the computer games Call of Duty 4; Modern Warfare and World of Warcraft before the attack. He claimed he used CoD4 to practice shooting people. As for World of Warcraft, he had been playing it a year, and the media say it's a violent game. As a result, some stores over here are withdrawing both of these games from the stores for some time in respect for the people who were killed and the people left behind. Now add the fact that the shooter was a member of a gun-club and used to shoot a real gun at a shooting range frequently. This was not mentioned by the media when they blamed the games. He had also written a long manifesto heavily inspired by the Una Bomber where he wrote a lot of crazy stuff, and he wants to start a war in Europe when he's released. Not to mention even his defense attorney say he lacks any kind of knowledge of how society works and are short of calling him insane. So what do you think? Is it right to blame the games again, like so many times before? Or are games a harmless hobby? Were there any connections at all between the games and crime? And should the games be removed from the stores like that?