Salon writer opines that online computer games can help you cope with divorce

Can computer games help you cope with the emotional trauma of divorce?

For those of you without boys underfoot: “World of Warcraft” is an online computer game where players log in to explore a world of grim forests, mountain ranges and jungles crawling with purple Undead, among other creatures. Quests earn treasure, skills and opportunities for ever-more-difficult quests. Death is frequent, but adds up to only a brief pause in play. “Resurrection” begins in the shadow of an angel hovering to spooky music. Then you run to the spot where you were slaughtered, click “accept,” live again and play on.
“WoW,” as it is known, is not for moms, especially ones who think computer-based games are only slightly less harmful than crack cocaine.

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