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Fox News Insists On Link Between Darks Souls and Craigslist Killings

Fox News says "Craiglist Killer" Miranda Barbour is a fan of the game Dark Souls.

Earlier this week, Miranda Barbour, widely known as the new “Craigslist Killer,” admitted to killing over 22 people across the US. While authorities have yet to find any truth to her claims, that hasn’t stopped Fox News from making assumptions about why she did it. At the top of their list? Dark Souls.

In a segment today on Fox News, Legal Analyst Peter Johnson Jr. discussed the plausibility of Barbour’s claims and offered “insight” about her possible motivation.

"We do know that she has an affinity for the fantasy game called Dark Souls which is a very dark, death-laden video game," Johnson said. "There’s a lot of killing involved."

While he doesn’t directly blame Dark Souls for Barbour’s actions, it’s curious that the game ended up on the same list as Barbour’s abusive childhood and a terminated pregnancy.

Johnson isn’t the first one to try and make this link either. Apparently Barbour mentioned Dark Souls on her Facebook page, which has caused some to believe that her “obsession” with fantasy gaming may have inspired her.   

Of course this isn’t the first time the media has blamed video games for inspiring violence - games like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty are constantly under scrutiny. But until it comes out that Barbour committed these murders in medieval armor with a crossbow, I don’t think I buy it.   

Published Feb. 19th 2014
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