Just wanted to pop in quickly and offer much love to Destructoid for not featuring a single, solitary, unnecessary article about the fucking Arizona shooter's gaming habits. Fuck's sake. Really drives that recent Jimquisition home.
Holy shit! A 20-something male played multiplayer video games with other people? You don't say. Oh and he turned out to be a deranged, murderous fuck? Fascinating.
Well please, don't keep us dangling on a thread, tell me, what was this dude like when he played Earth Empires (an online military strategy game, that allows gamers to team up in larger alliances. These alliances also have their own private forums, forums where the deranged fuck seems to post most often under names like Heroin and XTC.).
"Jared Loughner was his name," one forum poster wrote. "He played under the names 'Dare,' 'heroin' and 'cry'. I cant fluffing believe this.. i knew the guy was nuts. but omg.. i cant stand that i know him."
Another called Loughner a "sick, sick mind." A third said that Loughner started "spewing all kinds of fluff about the government, taking lots of drugs and posting a lot of racist remarks and fluff" a couple of years ago in a related forum.
I just went over to read about some Mario or some such, but instead I got hard hitting game journalism at its finest.