Terror suspect , Anders Behring Breivik who killed at least 93 people in the Norway Terror attacks has been directly linked to activision and Blizzard video games by the killer himself.
Inside his 1,500 page manifesto he writes in detail about how he used Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 game and Blizzard’s World Of Warcraft game to help him prepare for the attack.
“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.”
The 32 year old wrote explained that he used World of Warcraft as a ‘cover story’ to explain to family and friends the time away.
“For example, tell them that you have started to play World of Warcraft or any other online MMO game and that you wish to focus on this for the next months/year. This “new project” can justify isolation and people will understand somewhat why you are not answering your phone over long periods. Tell them that you are completely hooked on the game (raiding dungeons, etc.).”
Breivik used World of Warcraft as a cover to travel to nearby countries to train with real weapons. It took just three years to write the manifesto, which has recently been revealed to have been plagiarized by Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.