Tuesday, January 16, 2007

For Your Linking Pleasure...

Two really interesting links to highlight today - one really important and one just kind of funny (in a doctors killing thousands of people kind of way).

First up - I'll let the article speak for itself, but I'm always overjoyed when someone actually plays a controversial game before simply caving to public opinion. In this case, Clive Thompson over at Wired sat down with the uber touchy Columbine RPG and , well, you'll see.
As a quick rundown: the Columbine RPG follows the events of the Columbine massacre, putting the player in control of the pyschotic Erik and co. A knee-jerk reaction would be reactions of disgust at even the thought of such a game, but it's evident by now that it wasn't created to entertain, but to make a point.
Since its release, the game has been nominated (and subsequently banned) for an award and generally shot down for its apparant poor taste.
Anyways - have a read and make up your own mind. I'd just like to put it out there (again) that the gaming public eats up war simulations and other games based on atrocities, so why exactly are people crying outrage at this?

Secondly, and less serious (well...I guess not really) is this little ditty about doctor's killing people with bad writing. And I thought I was the only one! Ba-doom ching!

That's all for now folks.

1 comment:

Creative Freakin' Genius said...

Hmmm...interesting. Here's a thought. What's the difference between the kids who went on a killing spree in their school and the doctors who are too lazy to use technology that would prevent millions of injuries and thousands of deaths each year, simply due to their sloppy handwriting?