Video games and other evil tragedy inducers (PHOTOS)


#1 VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES: Troops play the video game "Call of Duty" on December 7, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The game, along with "World of Warcraft," were both played by Norweigian killer Anders Behring Breivik in order to prepare himself for the attacks.


Paula Bronstein

This week's trial in Norway has brought up the issue of violent video games and has resurrected the debate over whether they cause aggresive behavior and instigate actual violence.

GlobalPost reported that Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik prepared himself for the bombing and shootings that killed 77 people by playing World of Warcraft and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for a year.

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Breivik, however, told the court during his trial that his video game habits have, "nothing to do with July 22. It is not a world you are engulfed by. It is quite simply a hobby," The New York Times reported.

Video games aren't alone. Take a look at a few other people or activities that in recent years have been, debatably, used as scapegoats for violence and anti-social behavior. Are there any others that resonate with you? What will be blamed for sin tomorrow? Share your ideas in our comments section below.