If you’ve checked the news lately, you may have heard of the terrible school shooting that has befallen those in the state of Connecticut. Police erroneously reported that Ryan Lanza was the single gunman that was behind the shooting, which lead many to seek out his Facebook page to find out more information about the supposed suspect.
Within so mentions his like for the Mass Effect video game series, making certain people blame the game for the recent shootings.
Angry individuals raided the Mass Effect Facebook page with messages of hate, blaming the game for influencing the shooter, leading to the tragedy. However, fans of the series defended the game saying that Lanza alone should be blamed for the awful event and not BioWare’s shooter. Once it became known that Ryan Lanza wasn’t behind the shooting and it was actually his brother Adam Lanza, the attacks on the page subsided.
This just raises the question once again if video games are effecting the youth of today and if the right measures are being taking to make sure R-rated games don’t get into the hands of those underage.
What do you think? Are video games capable of such things? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
Our condolences go out to the family’s affected by the Connecticut school shootings.