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Why Online Games Turn
Players Into Psychopaths

Wired Magazine, by Ryan Rigney

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/27/2014 4:32:57 AM

Three men stand on a deserted street, their hands in the air. One wears a green T-shirt and a motorcycle helmet. The others wear bright yellow down jackets. They are surrounded by four armed men. “Gentlemen,” a man called Klyka says, “we are going to play a very interesting game.” He commands the hostages to drop their axes, then continues. “This is DayZ,” he says. “Someone always has to die when players meet. But we’re going to make this interesting.” He directs the men in yellow to sit cross-legged, 20 yards from each other, axes midway between them. There can be only one yellow


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