V-Tech Rampage has made it to the mainstream press, in Australia anyway. The game’s creator, 21-year-old Ryan Lambourn, is just another mutant.
Lambourn said that while he felt remorse for those who had lost friends and relatives in the massacre, he also had sympathy for the gunman.
“No one listens to you unless you’ve got something sensational to do.” he said. “And that’s why I feel sympathy for Cho Seung-hui. He had to go that far.”
That’s a great message to send, isn’t it? If you don’t get your delusional way go out and kill a whole bunch of people. Pathetic.
Let’s throw in some disrespect for the victims as well…
The game text also refers to “Emily”. Emily Jane Hilscher, 18, was Cho’s first victim. The subject of his infatuation, she was shot in a dormitory.
“Emily stayed overnight with her boyfriend, Karl, again last night. He’ll be dropping her off at school as always …,” the game text reads.
And sprinkle in a little bit of internet tough guy…
Players who fail to shoot the characters get the following message at the conclusion: “Mediocrity. You let Emily get away!
Are you always full of shit, McBeef? Try again, this time don’t be such a wuss.”
Mix it all together and what do you get? Just another attention whore mutant trying to cash in on a tragedy.
Or as one blogger put it…
“People like this need to be publicly beaten,” reads one blog comment. “This asshole is possible the worst little piece festering of pond scum in years.”