Thursday, May 17, 2007

Worst Person in the World -- Ryan Lambourn of Australia

A note to anyone on the planet who ever wants to hire Ryan Lambourn of Australia, formerly of the United States. Do not hire him. EVER! Ryan Lambourn is the creator of a video game called V-Tech Rampage, which glorifies the killings of 32 students at Virginia Tech. To help you identify him, he's pictured to the left. He's 21 in 2007, which means he was born in 1986 or 1985.

Not content to just make the videogame, he decided he'd try to make a profit off of it. He's asking for $2000 to take the game down, and $1000 extra to apologize.

In short, he's an opportunisitic jackass who wants his 15 minutes of fame.

Some quotes from this genius:

"No one listens to you unless you've got something sensational to do." he said. "And that's why I feel sympathy for Cho Seung-hui. He had to go that far."

"ATTENTION ANGRY PEOPLE: I will take this game down from newgrounds if the donation amount reaches $1000 US, i'll take it down from here if it reaches $2000 US, and i (sic) will apologize if it reaches $3000 US."

"You do it for some negative reaction, to laugh at. You do it for other people who have the same tastes as you do because they get a laugh out of it as much as I do."

So, if you want to hire a guy who finds the murder of college kids amusing and laughable, feel free to hire Ryan Lambourn. But realize what you're getting.

Horror: VT video game relives rampageBy Jessica HeslamBoston Herald Media Reporter
Thursday, May 17, 2007 - Updated: 05:24 AM ESTWith the wounds still fresh less than a month after the Virginia Tech rampage, a sickening amateur video game simulating the nation’s worst school shooting - and the wails of terrified students - has wound up on the Web.
“It’s so contemptible it’s beneath response,” said Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker.
Called “V-Tech Rampage,” the player uses a computer keyboard to shoot fleeing students while pretending to be the gun-totingSeung-Hui Cho, who murdered 32 classmates and professors before killing himself April 16. One of the victims was Ross Abdallah Alameddine, 20, of Saugus, whose mother declined to comment.
The video game boasts “three levels of stealth and murder” and is set to Collective Soul’s “Shine,” a song with which Cho was obsessed. The player maneuvers Cho around an animated Virginia Tech campus and even into Norris Hall, where most of the killings occurred. It also depicts a dorm and post office, where Cho mailed NBC a violent multimedia manifesto.
The creator of the game, Ryan Lambourn, 21, lives in Australia but grew up in the United States. Lambourn recently posted his homemade video game to the Web site, whose founder didn’t return an e-mail.
The game starts by showing Cho in his dorm room and these words first appear: “The pawns are all in place, the time has come that I may finally send my message to all the world.” The text then explains that Emily - a reference to Cho’s first victim, Emily Hilscher, 18 - stayed overnight with her boyfriend Karl, and he’d be dropping her “off at school as always.”
“I just take care of Emily and the pigs will be busy with Karl, an avid gun collector, for the next few hours,” the text reads.
The game harasses players, saying, “You let Emily get away.”

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