You must see the videogame version of “Faces of Death”
From the Awesome Things I Didn’t Know I Needed To See Until I Saw Them department, we have this — “Faces of Death,” video game style. How many of these untimely fates did you meet?
It’s a lifetime’s worth of desensitization to violence and human suffering in just two minutes!
This is rich fodder for some Sociology grad student to sift through, a demonstration of how violence goes from a few blinking pixels (“Space Invaders”) to a dude’s head a pike (“Mortal Kombat”). There’s a lesson in there somewhere, but damned if I’m going to try to suss it out. I’m going to go throw a guy off a bridge in GTAIV.
[Via The Nerdist]