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James Holmes

OBSESSED With

Non-Violent Video Game

7/20/2012 12:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

James Holmes liked Guitar Hero
The man who slaughtered a dozen people and wounded 59 was obsessed with a video game that was anything but violent ... Guitar Hero.

We've learned ... one of James Holmes' classmates at the University of California at Riverside played Guitar Hero with the shooter all the time, and "for hours."

The male student is telling friends he is "shocked," never having had a clue that Holmes had a propensity for violence.

It's an interesting side note, because people with violent tendencies often act them out in various ways, and video games are definitely an outlet.

Another classmate of Holmes tells TMZ Holmes was never a trouble-maker.  The two of them were in virtually every class together yet he was so quiet she hardly noticed him.

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46.

DMOORE    

creepy? he's an f.n nerd, he's gonna get beaten and raped in prison f*@! him.

724 days ago
47.

South Beach    

The fact that James Holmes was so quiet that his classmate "hardly noticed him" resonates with me. By all accounts a sterling student, high achieving and then quits his grad program. Well, no doubt there will be insight into it, because I don't think he gave up to stay quiet. It was planned to the last detail, including his surrender.

724 days ago
48.

DJ    

he probly just got tired of people always making fun of him and saying he looks creepy

724 days ago
49.

Toilethead    

Could you please never show that face again. It's very offensive and you're just giving him the notoriety he wanted.

724 days ago
50.

John_Dunkel    

A few always have to ruin it, for 99,9 percent.

724 days ago
51.

Charliza    

ITS A VIDEO GAME. case closed

Just like the many others.

724 days ago
52.

anonylol    

"It's an interesting side note, because people with violent tendencies often act them out in various ways, and video games are definitely an outlet."

looool don't look in all the wrong areas.

724 days ago
53.

Dave    

Some of the music in guitar hero is actually Satanic!!! People don't believe it but satanic music has played a big role here obviously another example is the columbine shooters who listened to Mariyln Manson

724 days ago
54.

lguadiana    

here we go again, Were going to make this terrorist James Holmes so famous only the best high profile attorneys will want to defend him for free for the publicity and to prove how smart they are, along with free service from Dr Lee to confuse the evidence,and he"ll get off ala Casey Anthoney

724 days ago
55.

lguadiana    

here we go again, Were going to make this terrorist James Holmes so famous only the best high profile attorneys will want to defend him for free for the publicity and to prove how smart they are, along with free service from Dr Lee to confuse the evidence,and he"ll get off ala Casey Anthoney

724 days ago
56.

Jonathan    

This sick bastard puts a terrible name to guitar hero. too bad hes gonna be playing anal-hero in jail.

724 days ago
57.

rfuen004    

he lived next door to me freshman year. i still cant believe this -__-

724 days ago
58.

gordob007    

Probably played something by Drowning pool - i.e http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/d/drowning_pool/let_the_bodies_hit_the_floor.html

724 days ago
59.

gordob007    

Probably played something by Drowning pool.. i.e. http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/d/drowning_pool/let_the_bodies_hit_the_floor.html

724 days ago
60.

Louk    

OH MY GOD, THAT'S ****ING AMAZING.... seriously, who gives a **** what game he played all the time, what's next, we're gonna find out "before shooting up a theater, Holmes enjoyed an iced tea after lunch"

724 days ago
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