When videogames go emo

We now have to be miserable to have fun

29 Nov, 2007

game1 Pronunciation noun, adjective, gam·er, gam·est, verb, gamed, gam·ing.

–noun

1. an amusement or pastime: children's games.

videogame1 Pronunciation noun,

–noun

1. A form of interactive electronic entertainment, more often than not steeped in all the misery and darkness of the deepest depths of Hell. No-one ever smiles and lots of things get shot.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.
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