Monday, January 15, 2007

Super Columbine Massacre RPG

Clive Thompson at Wired has sat down and played through a very controversial videogame - Danny Ledonne's Super Columbine Massacre RPG! (Not my "!", I should point out).

Thankfully, Thompson has found the game to not be exploitative at all, and to offer a unique, challenging and effectively framed new angle on the tragedy. Thompson notes "
Ledonne has done a surprisingly good job of painting the emotional landscape of the pair", "Right off the bat, Ledonne tries to put his critics off guard by delivering precisely the opposite of what you'd expect" and "What strikes you, instead, is Ledonne's attention to narrative detail. He painstakingly researched the killers' life stories using publicly released police investigations of the pair, and the game thus includes all manner of detail I never knew."

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