Is this even less sensitive than Super Columbine Massacre RPG? Does treating tragedy in a light-hearted manner demean people's suffering, or is it the only way to cope? Are video games different to other media when it comes to serious and horrifying subjects like this? And, as one of the reviewers said, would it have been more acceptable if the player got to kill Cho rather than taking his role in the events?
How can anyone be so insensitive to the feelings of the bereaved so soon after this tragic event. This 'Pigpen' person should be totally confined for a very long time in one. Further words fail me! TC.
to learn that the world is full of insensitive, disfunctional people. What's happened is that the internet has made it possible for just about anybody to publish just about anything about almost any subject under the sun. If the published content is outrageous enough, and concerns something that has been in the news, the absolute certainty is that within a short time we'll all know about it.
That's what has happened here, and although we're all going to express shock and horror we shouldn't be surprised. One person has done something that most other (but not all) people find distasteful. The best way of dealing with it is not to provide it with the oxygen of even more publicity. This person can't be insulted - he's immune to our expressions of distaste - so why bother?
Check out the responses on David's blog if you want to see how people react to someone they'll never meet, and cannot reach on any level. Raging in a vacuum may provide some kind of release, but it isn't going to achieve anything in cases like this. The best reaction is no reaction, but I admit that at times it's easier to give that advice than to follow it.