In animation each bone typically has 6 degrees of freedom so it is no problem to copy any hand movement. Doing the same with servos in robots at a natural speed and in a coordinated manner is a lot harder.
Warwick was never a cyborg.
Does controlling a mechanical hand count? Or communicating electronically (however primitive)? And that's what he was up to in 2002.
Many of the games on the alternatives list have exactly the same kind of violence.
If by 'the same kind of violence' you mean 'a different kind of violence'.
The NY times article refers to the ESRB rating. I'm pretty sure the article with the alternatives went by those. In your example the alternative, Overlord II, is rated Teen while its counterpart, Left 4 Dead 2, is rated Mature.
There are standards for these ratings. Now you may disagree with the standards, but dismemberment, animated blood and gore fall in the M category. Morality choices, like playing on the side of evil in Overlord, are not totally excluded from the standard, but usually have less impact.
According to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, which tracks deaths of young athletes in a registry, about 125 athletes under 35 die in the U.S. each year, mainly from cardiovascular problems.
Full article here
The catch is that the "otherwise healthy" claim is arbitrary here. The most common cause, according to that article, is HCM. The problem is that this is hard to test for (many false positives) and can occur in athletes, even on the professional level.
"Seemingly healthy" would have been a better choice of words.
Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.