Virginia Tech Massacre Game
20, May, 2007 2 Comments
In what can be seen as a new low in exploiting new media, an unemployed Sydney animator is asking for US$2000 to remove a game he created and uploaded on the Internet on the Virginia Tech massacre. The news appeared in the New Paper two days ago (Virginia Tech massacre game). Mr Ryan Lambourn created the game in which the player has to control a character holding a handgun while going on a rampgae on campus. Lambourn said he created the game for kicks and laughs, but the content of the game is no laughing matter.
Much has been said about the connection between games and violence, but to depict an event that has caused so much hurt is really disrespecting the victims and their families. Needless to say, Lambourn has received much flak from others. Lambourn should have the good sense and some decency to take the game off the Net.