This article looks at the way death penalties have been dealt with in MMO's and asks the question "is boredom the biggest punishment of all?"
It seems so counter intuitive to take a product that is designed solely for entertainment and deliberately insert episodes of horrible boredom that cannot be avoided by the player.
If so then maybe Section 8 has the right idea with its innovative reaction to character death.
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This title will be seen on Xbox 360 and PC only.