Super Columbine Massacre video game... GEEK.COM REVIEW>>>>: A couple of years of relentless bashing of the game Super Columbine Massacre RPG! by the mainstream media made "Wired" writer Clive Thompson decide it was about time to check it out for himself. He took on the role of Columbine killer Eric Harris and played through the notorious RPG.
From his description the game is quite informative and really gets inside the heads of the Columbine killers, from the early planning stages through the end of the tragedy. Instead of the blood-soaked affair most were expecting, Thompson says the game's graphics are Nintendo-like, so Harris and Dylan Klebold are killing pixels, not people. None of the victims' bodies are shown, just the killers', and it's the only live video in the game. Thompson says the game ends up in a Doom-like Hell, in which the killers take on Hellspawn.
If you listen to the ramblings of anti-videogame crusader Jack Thompson, violent video games such as Doom were the reason Klebold and Harris killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded two dozen others on April 20, 1999. But no matter how many times the alleged moralists blame videogames for troubled, disaffected youth, it will never make it so. When people see bad things that they can't understand, they'll blame anything that will help distance the "good" people from the "other" people. Videogames are the current scapegoat, although anyone with a memory span longer than a gnat's will recall how rock music was "the devil" as was Dungeons & Dragons.
Super Columbine Massacre RPG! may not be the most high-tech affair ever made, but it appears to present another perspective on the most infamous school shooting incident in U.S. history.
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