Video games DID NOT make this kid who he was, and it’s unfortunate that the correlation is there.
The thing that really gets me with this whole thing is that the kid knows full well that by equating what he’s done to a video game, that he will generate controversy and media coverage. It makes me sick that the media is jumping all over this, because that is exactly the result that he wants. —Anonymous stepmother of teen accused of beating homeless man —A rare opportunity (Penny Arcade)
Good fodder for the reaction to mainstream media’s vilification of games. I’ve asked the Penny Arcade contributor to invite the author to contact me. I’m interested in hearing a little more, but relying on anonymous sources is always a bit tricky.