Game Deaths


Death, in video games, not so much feared as tolerated. It’s an annoyance, its finality only temporary, a place where taking a flying dagger to the face, totalling a speeding motor vehicle, or exploding in the infinite coldness of space is no biggie. Immortality, via a continue or restart, is just a button click away. Elevating these terminations from their position of frivolous abundance into something altogether more poignant is Boing Boing’s Rob Beschizza, who’s created a compilation of someone who’s really, really bad at video games killing character after character, set to the chiptune of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”. The virtual stench of pixelated death abounds…

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