Over 85 people were killed at a shooting yesterday in Oslo, Norway. The shooter – Anders Behring Breivik, opened fire at a youth camp, shortly after setting off a bomb which killed 7 at a government building.
Anders Behring Breivik has said he uses Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to train combat skills for an upcoming war with Islam, according to a 1,500 page manifesto that he wrote prior to the attacks. He has also used his addiction with World of Warcraft as a cover story for plotting the attacks. He states that Modern Warfare 2 is a great training simulator for actual operations.
“I just bought Modern Warfare 2, the game. It is probably the best military simulator out there and it’s one of the hottest games this year. … I see MW2 more as a part of my training-simulation than anything else. I’ve still learned to love it though and especially the multiplayer part is amazing. You can more or less completely simulate actual operations.”
Breivik also states he played Fallout 3, BioShock 2 and Dragon Age: Origins, however with no relations to training.