<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Video game lets you re-assassinate JFK

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Video game lets you re-assassinate JFK

This is unbelievable. A new Internet video game called JFK Reloaded lets you pretend to be Lee Harvey Oswald, crouch on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository with a rifle, and fire three shots at John F. Kennedy. It costs $10 to play, and the company that created it is offering $100,000 in prize money for the player who recreates the exact timing and angle of the shots that killed JFK.

The company that created the game, Traffic Management Limited of Scotland, calls it a "docu-game." Kirk Ewing, managing director of Traffic, said, "This new form of interactive entertainment brings history to life and will stimulate a younger generation of players to take an interest in this fascinating episode of American history. We've created the game with the belief that Oswald was the only person that fired the shots on that day, although this re-creation proves how immensely difficult his task was."

It'll stimulate a younger generation of players all right—to become assassins.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6118-2004Nov22.html?

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