All too often the video games industry gets framed as a scapegoat whenever something tragic happens in the United States involving violence, but it appears to look like the remaining wanted individual from the Boston Marathon bombings was not an avid gamer.
According to a previous report today, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is the final suspect in the bombings being pursued by the police, apparently was one who dabbled on the musical side of Jay-Z and Dr. Dre.
Various tweets the suspect sent out after the bombing took place, indicated his interest in the two artists.
One of the first tweets was sent only hours after the bombing on Monday, where he released a message saying, "Ain't no love in the heart of the city, stay safe people," which are lyrics from the Jay-Z song "Heart of the City."
Then on Tuesday night, Tsarnaev sent out another musical tweet that most people will recognize from the Dr. Dre song, "Forgot about Dre."
"Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they go somethin to say but nothin comes out when they move their lips; just a bunch of gibberish."
Something for gamers to take away for the future, at least as far as we know, the gaming industry should not be connected to this insane person, like the Connecticut shooter was.
Lately, various politicians have been quick to the gun on condemning the video games industry for some of the violent content in certain titles. Currently, there is research being done to see what effects, if any, playing violent video games can have on a younger mind.
The PlayStation 4 should be releasing sometime this holiday season, with the Xbox 720 still being unannounced. Hopefully both of the systems will be introduced to the world without so much negative attention flying in from public figures.
Until some measure of certainty has been noted from that research, it's best for politicians to stay quiet about the gaming industry and violent behavior because as Mr. Tsarnaev proves, violent video games are not necessarily scapegoats in tragedies such as this one.