A former classmate of James Holmes believes an obsession with video games led to James Holmes losing touch with reality.
Said the former University of Colorado classmate:
‘James was obsessed with computer games and was always playing role-playing games.
‘I can’t remember which one but it was something like World of Warcraft, one of those where you compete against people on the internet.
‘He did not have much of a life apart from that and doing his work. James seemed like he wanted to be in the game and be one of the characters.
‘It seemed that being online was more important to him than real life. He must have lost his sense of reality, how else can you shoot dozens of people you don’t know?’
Seemed like he wanted to be in the game and become one of the characters? Is this consistent with what has been realized to date with Holmes announcing to arresting officers that he was the Joker and when he chose to act out a diabolical mass shooting whilst a film portraying the very same plot line was physically taking place a few feet away as Holmes pummelled bullet after bullet into his unsuspecting victims?
Had James Holmes taken on the role of the anti villain to fight the hollowness and weakness of society? Had he intended like the Joker to embrace the vacuousness of society, to combat it and by doing so exonerate us and himself? Was this all part of the illusion or make believe world of one young man as he sat and absorbed himself in endless video games?