Armed against the devil

Lessons learned from a computer game

There's a Computer game called Diablo, where two or more players meet online on the Internet to fight and destroy the devil. When I visited my niece, she started a game. She showed me her character—a female warrior—and the town where the game begins. Then she went below to a mythical region of hell and began to fight the devil's creatures. After a few minutes, another player joined her game. He didn't respond to her friendly attempts to include him. Instead, he acted contrary to the purpose of the game and attempted to kill her warrior. My niece put up a spirited defense but lost, because she hadn't armed her warrior with the proper armor.

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