Killing JFK, over and over again!
You know, being a GTA3 fan, i always thought that people who said that videogames go a little bit too far had their panties twisted up in a bunch or something. I would argue that the violence in the game wasn't wrong, it was a form of stress relief. You know, a way of releasing any violent or criminal urges without actually doing anything violent or criminal. In my opinion, playing violent games was a way to help us become more well adjusted civilized people by allowing us to get rid of any bent up agression or desires. A form of mental masturbation if you will! And then i saw this game! This game, JFK Reloaded, puts you in the place of Lee Harvey Oswald the day JFK got assassinated and then challanges you to kill him the way the Warren comission claimed he was killed. It operates under the assumption that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and fired only three bullets. So, the game places you in the precise place where Oswald stood—the sixth-floor window of the Texas Schoolbook Depository—and challenges you to re-create his three shots. One shot missed the car entirely; another hit JFK in the neck; and a third hit the president's head, causing what the commission called "a massive and fatal wound." The closer you get to matching those three trajectories, the closer you get to a perfect score of 1,000. And if that wasn't tasteless enough, the game makers are offering a cash prize of up to $100,000 if you do get the perfect score. Is it just me, or does this redefine tasteless and sick?