First of all, we want to express to the friends and family of David Grubbs our sincerest condolences. We hope that his killer is caught soon, and that you’re able to move on from this senseless tragedy. Similarly, we’d like to commend the Ashland police force for investigating all angles and not automatically assuming anything about gamers or the case. If you’re reading, and you knew Grubbs over XBLA or PSN, please step forward: even a small bit of information can help.
For some context, David Grubbs was a grocery store clerk in Ashland, Oregon who was recently found on an unlighted bike path nearly decapitated. Police have no solid leads on the murders and are currently investigating every possible angle trying to reconstruct the night of his death. He also happened to be a hardcore gamer.
Still, despite police insisting it’s an unlikely scenario that his gaming hobby lead to his death, that hasn’t stopped op-ed pieces like, oh, this one, from wandering in, discovering that teenagers on the Internet are mean, and then snidely implying that either a gamer killed Grubbs or that they’re too much of a bunch of nerdy cowards to have killed him.
You know what? David Grubbs was a human being, not his hobby. Editorials like this basically take a dump on something he genuinely enjoyed in his life, and that’s really kind of awful. We’d tell you to be ashamed of yourselves, but we’re mean people from the Internet, so we guess we don’t count.