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]


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