Gamasutra - Can Games Become 'Virtual Murder?'.
If, in this hypothetical future, we're capable of stripping away our
empathy and compassion to murder a 99% realistic virtual human (and maybe
even enjoy it), will we be psychologically any different from people who
actually murder those of flesh and blood? Having perhaps unintentionally
trained ourselves to become cold-blooded killers through systematic
desensitization, will we be emotionally capable of doing the same thing in
IncGamers - WoW is Killing itself. Thanks Ant.
Yeah, that's right, you heard me. WoW is in the act of committing
suicide, and Blizzard don't even know it. Now, before you get all huffy and
angry with me (save that for later, you Blizzlovers, you), allow me to give
you a bit of background. And when I say background, I mean way, waaaaay
back, to the games that inspired WoW in the first place, and to where these
games went wrong.