Ever since its very humble beginnings, video games have always been a means by which to be entertained; it is through that form of entertainment that we can put aside our daily troubles for a few hours and become enraptured in the worlds and characters that these games have to offer. In its purest form, this is what entertainment is all about, be it by watching a movie, going to a concert, or playing a video game; it is a distraction from the drudgery of our daily lives and of the chaos that surrounds us. On any given day, one can hear dozens of stories about the failing economy, celebrities hitting rock-bottom, and of countless innocent people losing their lives due to terrorist attacks across the globe. There is only so much that we can take of these constant negative reminders of the world that we live in, and as such we seek out forms of entertainment so that, if only for a few hours, we can go into a state of mind where these things no longer matter, and we live for the moment, focusing on the here-and-now.
However, what happens when something that we consider to be a form of entertainment hits too close to home?