The attack on the BVB bus has been one of the most popular topics in recent weeks. The combination with “GTA 5” promised an increase, thought T-Online. In the meantime the article, in which a connection was constructed, disappeared from the website again.
The term “killerspiele” was not used so often by the classical media and people’s representatives in recent years, but an article by T-Online tended in the same way last week. For the author Michael Ginsburg tried in a message to construct a connection between the activities in “Grand Theft Auto 5” and the attack on the team bus of Borussia Dortmund. “Stop on BVB bus: Did a video game deliver the template for the plan?” One of the questions asked.
According to the author’s assessment, the offender’s approach to “Grand Theft Auto 5” reminds us. And a brief description has also been made: “Fans love the brutal game, which is very brutal, because of its black humor and the almost limitless possibilities that GTA offers. They can steal cars, but they can also steal robbery at random.” “Sex, drugs and violence are part of every GTA game.” In the past, GTA has been a source of scandals.
Back to the attack on the bus from Borussia Dortmund: In “GTA 5” the player can earn according to Ginsburg by so-called assassination missions and share purchases several million game dollars. This is the simplest way to work up a multi-millionaire game. “Did the perpetrators of Dortmund have inspired the game to become rich in real life?”, The author’s question.
In fact, there are certain parallels. According to the federal prosecutor’s office, the perpetrator bought numerous sales options on the day of the attack and speculated on a price loss triggered by the attack. The fact that in the end a profit of 3.9 million dollars comes out, as T-Online writes, was, however, already days ago considerable doubts. The stock market does not work like that.
Manipulation of share prices also possible in GTA 5
“The logic of the assassination missions in the video game GTA 5 is frighteningly similar,” it continues. “The goal in the game is to assassinate individual group representatives, in order to get the big money, the player buys shares of the competition group in advance, the player leads a massive stockbreak and so the shares of the competition shoot up.”
So served “GTA 5” as a template for the attack? This assumption became too hot for the T-Online editorial team and the article disappeared. The cache version can be found here. It is interesting that even the editors of the IMAGE realized that the accusation has a badly designed effect. Because “GTA 5” can not generate criminals. “The technical know-how to build such professional bombs, but also the necessary criminal energy to carry out its terrible plan, the German-Russian has certainly not suited to gambling on the computer,” according to the editorial staff.