Guest endymion Posted April 17 Report Share Posted April 17 That kid in Virginia spent the last two hours of his life playing Doom. He did what we all do before we go on a shooting spree in Quake: he racked up whatever body armor and ammo he could and set himself up to speed reload and then he went in with both barrels blazing.I'm a software developer. In college I had a long-time job building software for the US Navy and I stopped when I realized that I had an ethical problem with inventing ways to automate killing people. A moral problem I guess. My two college buddies and I moved to Silicon Valley together and worked for an early video game hardware startup called 3Dfx. One of my friends went on to iD Software and built most of Quake II, one of them wrote SiN and worked on most of the Half Life series. I went the entrepeneur route and grew out of games.I spent last week picking on Diddy and Ludacris and Al Sharpton for encouraging white people to say "nappy ho". I can't stop thinking about the fact that we built simulators that taught that kid the skills that he used to kill all of those people. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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