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According to Jack Thompson apparently Bill Gates is to blame for V-Tech because Microsoft publishes Counter-Strike.
Several Korean youths who knew Cho Seung Hui from his high school days said he was a fan of violent video games, particularly Counterstrike, a hugely popular online game published by Microsoft, in which players join terrorism or counterterrorism groups and try to shoot each other using all types of guns.â€™â€
Mr. Gates, your company is potentially legally liable the harm done at Virginia Tech. Your game, a killing simulator, according to the news that used to be in the Post, trained him to enjoy killing and how to kill. You knew five years ago that your on-line game, Counterstrike, so clearly figured in the massacre by a student in Erfurt that the event and the game impacted the race for Chancellor in Germany at the time!
Yet, here you are, five years after â€œErfurt,â€ still marketing Counterstrike. having done nothing to disable the server(s) for this mass murder simulator, and it looks like â€œVirginia Techâ€ is a consequence. Thereâ€™s more going on in the world than Vista. Just ask the bereaved Virginia Tech families.
Mr. Gates, pull the plug on Counterstrike today, or do we need more dead to convince you? â€œVirginia Techâ€ was the 9-11 of school shootings, and it appears Microsoft is in the middle of it, in more ways than one.