The most insidious game ever

No, it's not Quake 3, with its incredible violence, nor is it EverQuest, known as EverCrack for its remarkably addictive qualities. No, my hearty friends, the most evil game of our time is Minesweeper.

At least, that's the story of the

No, it's not Quake 3, with its incredible violence, nor is it EverQuest, known as EverCrack for its remarkably addictive qualities. No, my hearty friends, the most evil game of our time is Minesweeper.

At least, that's the story of the people behind the International Campaign to Ban Winmine. You see, out in the real world, mines are blowing up innocent people. Atomic agrees wholeheartedly that the use of mines, especially in Third World conflicts, is a heinous threat to human life. We believe that those men and woman who dedicate themselves to eradicating this threat are true heroes, from the campaigners keeping the issue in the public focus, to the people actually clearing the fields, at risk to their own life and limb. The International Campaign to Ban Winmine believes the game is an offence to those victims and heroes.

Thankfully, evil Third World dictators do not get their ideas from messing around with Minesweeper. If computing was that pervasive in the thinking of mass-murdering juntas, we'd be seeing a lot more research into BFGs, mutant zombies, and fielding all sniper-rifle armed units of soldiers mounted on pogo-sticks. Furthermore, I imagine most victims of mines around the world are barely aware of the game - I think they'd be much happier seeing the efforts of ICBW directed at fundraising to help the clear minefields, and not some cranky initiative that does nothing for the thousands of men, women and children who lose their legs every year.
The International Campaign to Ban Winmine
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