This is an opinion piece from a California newscaster whose opinion is pretty dead on…
Columbin did an online interview: profits aside, he said he wanted to show that –quoting now– “behind all the pixels is the fact that people really died, including two angry boys who were, at times, very thoughtful, sensitive and intelligent.”
–Well, isn’t that a sure-fire way to win-over those who genuinely don’t get it. Or those who just don’t get, if Columbin’s so proud, why he doesn’t even use his real name.
Well, he has to use his real name now because he’s been outed…
The game’s creator had insisted on maintaining his anonymity until a friend of one victim discovered his name and posted it on the game’s site this week.
“It was just a matter of time,” said Danny Ledonne, 24, the game’s designer. Until Thursday, he had identified himself only as “Columbin” in the few news reports on the game.
Roger Kovacs, 22, a Web developer, was so infuriated about the game last week that he sought to figure out who “Columbin” was. Once he learned Ledonne’s identity, he posted it on the game’s site. “One of the girls who died was a friend of mine,” Kovacs said. “Rachel. We were in the same church group. Anyone playing this game can kill Rachel over and over again.”
Get your boots out, it’s starting to get deep in here…
“I’m not advocating shooting up your school, and I don’t know how many times I can say that and no one will listen. This game does not glorify school shootings. If you make it far enough in the game, you see very graphic photos of Eric and Dylan lying dead,” Ledonne said.
If you didn’t refer to two cowardly mass murderers as “brave boys” and call the deaths of the victims in the game “another victory for the Trench Coat Mafia” then maybe people wouldn’t think you were advocating school shootings. Me? I personally think you’re a lying sack of crap who can’t move on with his life after high school.