Judge dismisses Columbine lawsuit

A federal district court judge throws out the lawsuit filed against several game companies.

US District Court Judge Lewis Babcock has officially dismissed a lawsuit that claimed video games from Nintendo, Acclaim, Activision, and eight other game companies directly influenced the actions of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who were responsible for the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. Id Software's Doom was one of the games specifically cited in the lawsuit, which was originally filed by the family of a teacher killed in the tragedy and on behalf of all the victims in the Columbine tragedy.

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lonewolf1196
lonewolf1196

if games caused them to murder people than they were beyond help. actually according to freinds of rachel what originally fueled there deppression and anger was some kids calling them gay in middle school. they also idealized h#tler. once again if they had that many screws loose anything could have pushed them over the edge even a fight in football or hockey. just as with the case of the halo murderer people should quit blameing video games

mauler89
mauler89

From the psychological analysis of the writings of Eric Harris, it appears that he was a psychopath that also suffered from a superiority complex. Looking at this excerpt, I'd have to agree with that. "You what I HATE???!!! People who USE THE SAME **** WORD EVERY TIME!!!!!!!! Pick up a **** dictionary and IMPROVE YOUR GODDAMN VO****CABULARY!!!!!!!!!!!"* No matter what Harris was exposed to, he would have remained a menace to society. *Not strictly letter for letter, but that's more or less what was written.

minime78362
minime78362

"Actual People Died There" Sorry I thought the Non-Actual people died there,um thanks for clearing that up.

Feyre
Feyre

that's just stupid, what does ultimate doom have to do with it? :roll:

Jsef64
Jsef64

this whole world is completly messed up.....we aint gonna last another 20 years on this earth, well at least as we know it...

Gothan
Gothan

i know what you mean, ive just read 'Masters of Doom' (the book of the two johns who created DOOM) and it had quite a thorough chapter on that incident

kirbyjedi
kirbyjedi

Yo Blast that's not funny, actual people died there.

BIast
BIast

Hey... maybe bowling was the cause of it?

ttttoooogggg
ttttoooogggg

Some people just should NOT play games at ALL...