Did Sonic The Hedgehog cause the Virginia Tech shooting?


When Seung Hui Cho went on his murderous killing spree at Virginia Tech, one man got giddy with perverse, possibly erotic, excitement. It's because this latest insanity meant that he could be on television again. That man, of course, was Jack Thompson, who instantly decided to implicate violent videogames as a contributing factor to Seung Hui Chode's psychotic actions. Well, unless Sonic The Hedgehog is suddenly a game about being an emo Korean with too many guns and not enough girlfriends, I think it's safe to rule out what we all ruled out about three seconds after Hui 'society rapes my heart, I'mma listen to Linkin Park now' Cho fired his first bullet.

Yes, a report has today come out to slam a final nail into the coffin of that little attempt to demonize games and further one's own personal agenda on the cold backs of dead students, as it was revealed that the most violent game Seung ever played was Sonic and there's no reason, valid or otherwise, to implicate videogames at all in his rampage. Of course, even if he did play violent games, we'd all know that still proved nothing, but the fact that no war games, crime games or any truly violent titles were found in his possession is a nice little slap in the face to the reactionaries who were ready to pin the blame on something other than the man holding the gun. 

Must try harder, Jacky boy. Now we see what happens when we presume, don't we? Bloody pillock. 

[Tippage from TheGoldenDonut, written by a limey in America]

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Filed under... #halt criminal scum! #Jack Thompson #Sonic #Violence



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