Prelude: When I was in elementary school, I can recall some horror stories that were related to me by well-meaning adults who were concerned about the violence and satanic influence of Role Playing Games. They were certain that anyone who threw the 12 sided die was going to end up on a murder streak one day because they were giving their soul to the Devil.
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The first game I played with any sort of violent content (other than Super Mario Bros where Mario would squash evil turtles and spit fireballs at Koopas) was Wolfenstein 3D. It gave me headaches because the motion on the screen was a little jumpy and my eyes hurt because I often forgot to blink. Now, it was a really innovative game when it came out, but it almost seems arcane compared to the sort of graphic generators gaming developers are using to create hits like Halo and Call of Duty.
Nathan Key likes to think about faith and philosophy and talk about it with others. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. He doesn't always refer to himself in the third person.