C y b e r s p a c e
 is  the  "place"  [...]
 between the phones.
 Bruce  Sterling  (1992)
"The mythic horror movie, like the sick joke, has a dirty job to do. It deliberately appeals to all that is worst in us. it is morbidity unchained, our most base instints let free, our nastiest fantasies realized ... and it all happens, fittingly enough, in the dark. For these reasons, good liberals often shy away from horror films. For myself, I like to see the most aggressive of them - Dawn of the Dead, for instance - as lifting a trapdoor in the civilized forebrain and throwing a basket of raw meat to the hungry alligators swimming beneath.
Why bother? Because it keps them from getting out, man. It keeps them down there and me up here. It was Lennon and McCartney who said that all you need is love, and I would agree with that. As long as you keep the gators fed."
(King 1993 [1981]: 205)

violence in video- and computergames; history of 'death' in games (exhibition-catalogue game_over); gore and splatter; "Indizierung" (Counter Strike and "Bundesprüfstelle". The online-formation of a democratic community which developed a voice to be heard by the authorities.

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