An Iranian student organization has developed a game called “Rescue the Nuke Scientist”, where Iranian special ops rescue nuclear scientists from the U.S. and Israel. This is in response to KumaWar’s “Assault on Iran”, in which the player infiltrates an Iranian nuclear facility. Next thing you know, we’ll start deciding wars by computer simulations instead of actual fighting.
Parents addicted to an online game were arrested for neglecting their kids. According to the prosecutor, “They had food; they just chose not to give it to their kids because they were too busy playing video games.” That’s pretty sad.
Speaking of online games, a couple friends and I had a most gratifying World of Warcraft session (and it’s been a while). Our job was to escort a computer character without her dying; we had an average level of 36. There was this level 42 enemy Hunter who decided to kill the escort just to be annoying–but we all ganged up on him and he panicked, realizing as he fell to his death that 6 levels of difference wasn’t enough to deal with three against one.
Side note: when a female says “watch my rear”, most males will be all too glad to oblige…
I am proud to say that I haven’t made any children starve due to World of Warcraft.