Adam Lanza’s “Deranged Gamer Scoresheet” A Hoax used to Scapegoat Gamers as Murderers

Posted: August 5, 2013 in Moral Panics, Video Game Violence
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Ok… This is OLD news,,, From February 2013, But after Mentioning the Hypothetical conspiracy to ban violent games in this country, an old story popped in my head. In the article below, it’s said that a huge 7 foot by 4 foot spreadsheet, meticulously detailing tons of different school/mass shootings, going all the way down to what weapons were used, and other little tiny details…  Then it goes on to say  the following horrible quotes that all link Adam Lanza to Violent Games and “deranged gamers”.

” “According to the veteran, Stebbins said the State Police believe Lanza saw the massacre in terms of a video game. It has previously been reported that investigators found “thousands of dollars worth” of violent games in his house.

“They don’t believe this was just a spreadsheet,” the longtime cop said. “They believe it was a score sheet,” and that it was “the work of a video gamer.” ”

“It’s why he didn’t want to be killed by law enforcement,” said the veteran to the Daily News. “In the code of a gamer, even a deranged gamer like this little bastard, if somebody else kills you, they get your points. They believe that’s why he killed himself.”

Well you can see where this is going….

Number 1, there is no “Code of the gamer” that says it’s preferable to KILL yourself in a game to save your points…. Almost No violent games HAVE points anymore, some do, but NONE that I know of take your points away if you get killed by the opposition, in Multi player, which can only what this is describing, because the whole game ends if you die in single player 99% of the time, and in cases where it doesn’t (rare), I can’t remember ones where dying made you loose points and the opposition got yours.

Number 2, this whole score sheet thing sounds fake, like the hoaxes I have debunked that are publicized in the Media to make it look like the Shooter  was influenced by violent games, things like the “Doom Will become reality Hoax” (debunked here), and the 3 news articles saying a modified version of doom was found on Eric Harris’s site with Impossible to do features in 1999 (debunked here). To make things worse, this whole article mentioned above has been Refuted by the REAL police, making it obvious that the quote about the sick gamer and the score sheet are NOT VALID OR REAL, at all…. If the Police claim this score sheet isn’t real, then….

Here is an interesting quote from a comments section of an article quoting the original New York Times Article…. Found Here..

“An article I read said this spreadsheet was printed 9 font, on print paper 9 feet long (one article) 7 feet long (another article) and 4 feet wide (both articles). Printers that can do that are usually used for blueprints and drawings. They are very very expensive…sometimes as much as a new sports car…which is why they are rented and usually not bought. The paper goes in the printer in huge rolls and the size is trimmed by the printer, based on document size. Hardly the kind of printer most folks have access to, and I don’t see him asking Kinko’s to print this out for him. My guess would be that as more people realize that, the size of the print paper will be omitted from future articles. Just sayin….”

Here’s the problem. Using the 9 font thing, I found that for the 500 names mentioned in the articleto fit on the 7 foot by 4 foot spreadsheet, the font has to be smaller than 9. Since the font is not mentioned as anything but the 9 font (unlike the dimensions, which vary article to article, suspicious…), we can assume that with a 9 font, based on my monitor size, that 1 foot = 54 rows long, or 18 columns wide. If you multiply 54 by 7 to get the total names listed in this font size the names come out to 378. So It’s IMPOSSIBLE to fit 500 names on this spreadsheet

this way!!! Now try columns. It is even less, 126 or so. IMPOSSIBLE. Add the police refuting this and the variation of size in articles and you get a NEWSPAPER HOAX designed to make it look like gamers are the cause of the school shooting. If you use the 9 foot value, it STILL isn’t enough for 500 names to fit on the spreadsheet!!!! Even if Lanza Doubled them up, it would make the data

bigger and the size would be off, so it doesn’t matter. It’s STILL A hoax… I can’t believe no one in the gaming community attacked the Newspaper for this… Seriously!!!

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