Video games, observes senior writer Liel Leibovitz in his “Arbiter” column today in Tablet Magazine, are the only appropriate medium for revenge, because only in them is the cause for vengeance separated from the taking of it. Thus he judges Wolfenstein 3D, a first-person-shooter in which you kill as many Nazis as you can, worthy—up to a point. “Of course, none of it was real,” Leibovitz admits. “Only our dead families were real.”

Revenge of the Nerds