According to his personal Facebook profile, the prime suspect of 2011 Norway attacks
, Anders Behring Breivik (32) was a gamer and a fan of Call of Duty, a first-person shooter video game series franchise published by Activision. Breivik's Facebook profile was already removed, but NGOHQ.com managed to take a screenshot
. In addition to Call of Duty, Breivik also listed World of Warcraft as one of his favorite games.
According to Breivik's dairy
, he used Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as a training simulation. "Target practise is likely going to be a problem for many people in certain countries. Consider taking a vacation to a country where you are able to train in marksmanship or join a gun club. Simulation by playing Call of Duty, Modern Warfare is a good alternative as well but you should try to get some practise with a real assault rifle (with red point optic) if possible."
"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."
He also said that World of Warcraft was used as a cover for his activities. "Present a credible project/alibi to your friends, co-workers and family. Announce to your closest friends, co-workers and family that you are pursuing a project that can at least partly justify your new pattern of activities (isolation/travel) while in the planning phase.
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."