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War games do something seriously unpleasant to our brains

Not all video games are war games but those that are do something deeply unpleasant to our brains, says Sam Kriss

29 October 2022

9:00 AM

29 October 2022

9:00 AM

Three years ago, I killed several thousand people over the course of a single weekend. Late into the night, I ran around butchering everyone I saw, until by the end I didn’t even feel anything any more. Just methodically powering through it all, through the wet sounds of splattering heads, bodies crumpling, shiny slicks of blood.

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