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Archive for January 30, 2015

Shocking Deaths in Gaming

Have you ever played a game where you’ve become so emotionally invested in the characters, only to find that one that you’ve become attached to has now passed on? What about whenever you die in a video game, where there’s no health remaining and you reach the dreaded Game Over screen? It can make your skin crawl.


This is a look back at some shocking deaths I’ve encountered in gaming, how we become so engrossed in a character and why it sort of hurts us on an emotional level whenever we realise we’ve failed the character.