Reality Bytes

Hey, mom and dad! Video games are achieving even higher shock value by pairing the latest in computer-generated gore with historical tragedies, urban thuggery and real-time foreign crises.

JFK RELOADED A Scottish firm launched this so-called docugame on the anniversary of the assassination last week. The game's website is offering up to $100,000 to the player who most closely re-creates the shots Lee Harvey Oswald fired from the Texas School Book Depository. (Points are subtracted for hitting Jackie.) Although the novelty was excoriated by Ted Kennedy's spokesman, the site has received more than 500,000 hits.


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