Anders Behring Breivik, the 33-year-old Norwegian ultranationalist who has admitted to killing 69 people in a shooting rampage and eight more in a bomb blast last July, said during his trial today that he “prepared” for the attacks by playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
As reported by The Guardian, Breivik said the game, which includes many tasks that could be compared with a real attack, was good for practicing “target acquisition” and for getting experience with realistic holographic gun sights:
“If you are familiar with a holographic sight, it’s built up in such a way that you could have given it to your grandmother and she would have been a super marksman. It’s designed to be used by anyone. In reality it requires very little training to use it in an optimal way. But of course it does help if you’ve practised using a simulator.”
Anders Behring Breivik spent a year playing World of Warcraft role-playing game online