Disclaimer: I will freely admit I'm posting these stories to prove to the wandering mainstream eye that NOT all gamers are freaky, dangerous addicts. That much will be clear in looking at a journalist's critical reaction and the reaction of readers.
Shortly after a man learned his supposedly pre-ordered copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was sold out at a Best Buy, he decided to threaten employees. According to Colorado's 9News , 31-year-old Lomorin Sar was arrested after witnesses told police Sar "became angry and irate with the customer service desk shortly after midnight."
His game wasn't in stock and he started asking employees when they'd be leaving so he could shoot them in the parking lot. Apparently, he also threatened to blow up the store. Thankfully, this situation didn't end in violence, but we have to assume that anti-game activists – always keeping a careful eye out for what games can "do" to people – are going to pounce all over this. It doesn't help that the game in question is all about violence.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3