This may draw the line between reality and virtual reality, but the XCOM: Enemy Unknown team have just launched a Memorial Wall on their Facebook page to honor the many, many soldiers who have fallen while trying to stop the alien invasion taking over Earth.
If you’ve played XCOM (especially on the Ironman setting) then you know how heartwrenching it is when you you lose a soldier. There’s a certain cocktail of negative feelings that washes down a commander’s throat like a bad bottle of whiskey.
Grief, because you’ve lost a damn good soldier in the fight. Frustration, because now you’re down one more experienced soldier, one you desperately need. Regret, because you know you’ll never get them back. And a double-whammy of guilt and shame because you know it was your stupid mistake that got them killed in the first place.
But now you can honor them with this facebook app that allows you to upload their name, their rank, their loadout, and how they died in battle.
Honor fallen soldiers like Corporal Side Meier, who was torn apart viciously while failing to save children from a burning building. Or Colonel Recoome Ginyu, who was the last assault soldier to die on an alien base (and whose Commander says “Frieza would have been proud). And who could forget Squaddie Cannon Fodder, who “went for a run. Never came home.”