Interesting commentary at Wired on virtual killing [and death].
— you watch as your corpse goes pinwheeling
gracefully through the air, arms and legs flailing in the grip of
Clive Thompson recounts the ways he’s died in video games and a new paper on emotions of gamers by Niklas Ravaja. It appears we actually enjoy getting fragged. Or as Shakespeare writes in Othello:
If after every tempest come such calms,May the winds blow till they have waken’d death!