Saturday, March 25, 2006

Online gamer punished with virtual crucifixion

Banning online players for in-game offenses is common, but a new multiplayer game has gone a step further. Roma Victor, a game set in Roman-controlled Britain, has virtually crucified a player for killing other players repeatedly. Cynewulf, a character played by a Flint Michigan resident, will hang in a public square for seven days. Other players have been stopping by to watch and even taunt Cynewulf.
I saw this on Tom's Hardware.  It is a sign of the times.