10 Horrible Crimes Attributed To Gaming

A lot of people will claim video games are a leading cause of violence in today’s world, and while there is a lot of research pointing towards the complete opposite, mainstream media likes to point fingers as soon as something goes wrong. While the effect video games have on an individual is debatable, there are plenty of cases throughout the world which result in extreme violence or even someone’s death due to video games. Whichever game we play, there’s always going to be someone in the world who takes the meaning of the game the wrong way, or too far, resulting in instances like the ones in this list.

Justin Williams

Back in July of 2012, Jordan Osborne could hear a lot of commotion coming from his neighbor’s home. He investigated the disruption, discovering 21-year-old Justin Williams arguing over World of Warcraft. Williams attacked Osborne, who had asked him to keep it down. He choked him, then stabbed the young man in the chest.

Synagogue Firebombings

Anthony Graziano, 19, was accused of attempted murder, intimidation, and aggravated arson after he attacked two local synagogues in New Jersey. He used a Molotov cocktail to attack the houses of worship, and the jury claimed violent video games led him to complete this attack.