What do you know, war is hell.
... a mutilated corpse, standing perfectly still in the hall, its arms spread wide.
The problem is that to the computer that runs your video games, there's not a whole lot of difference between a live character and a dead one. They're all just lines of code. It's just that some are programmed to move around and talk and some are programmed to lie motionless on the ground. Sometimes those lines of code get mixed up, and you fucking get the stuff of nightmares. Like this:
That's a completely dead dude in Call of Duty: Black Ops. At first he's just laying there, moving his lips without saying anything, as if he were mouthing secret obscenities only the undead are privy to.
"... that's right. With a donkey."
But then, after you shoot at him (not while you shoot, but some seconds later), his body parts start twisting themselves over and over like he's being resurrected by the alien from The Thing -- at one point it looks like his head is going to snap off on its own.