Originally Posted by Stingray
Doesn't cause me any emotional trauma, but it also shouldn't surprise you if the vast majority of people people react to something like that being introduced to games, when it isn't something they haven't encountered up till now in games, or RL for that matter. If it honestly surprises you, that's fairly naive.
Anyway, comparing it to killing in games is a bad comparison. War is something that's gone on throughout the course of human history, and most people are taught about it at an early age. In the vast majority of games, killing of other humans comes in the context of either war, or "good vs evil". Fairly few games have gratuitous killing (or "murder" as Thrasher put it), and those that do are usually at least semi-controversal (examples: Postal, Grand Theft Auto).