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Theranos employee created ‘Space Invaders’ game to shoot reporter who exposed startup

At least there’s no blood spilled in this geeky video game. An employee at Theranos — the disgraced blood-testing startup founded by Silicon Valley wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes — has exacted a nerdy revenge on the reporter whose hard-hitting exposés took down the company. It came in the form of a crude version of the classic “Space Invaders” video game, in which players shoot at a likeness of the Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou. “At a company party, Theranos employees played a video game modeled after Atari’s Space Invaders,” Carreyrou wrote in a Friday tweet. In addition to replacing the game’s titular aliens with his face, Carreyrou noted, the programmer replaced the cannon with Theranos’ proprietary ...