"I used to find it hard to fully imagine the mind-set of a terrorist.
That is, until I played Halo 3 online, where I found myself adopting -- with great success -- terrorist tactics. Including a form of suicide bombing."
Wired's Clive Thompson found himself haplessly stuck in the bottom runt of Halo 3 rankings. In the political economy of Halo, Thompson was an underdog (the "have-not") constantly being humiliated and marginalized by the elite players (the "haves") over and over again. And he got sick of it. So he finally resorted to the psychology of asymmetrical warfare (i.e., terrorism) for revenge and evening out the playing field... and then he had an "aha" moment and began to understand how real-life terrorists feel and think.