My darling Robert "the" Beschizza of Boing Boing made this wonderful video compilation of deaths from 8-bit and 16-bit games. I can think of no finer way to start your morning while you re-rez over some coffee. [Boing Boing]
Sad World: An Entire Generation Of Video Game Deaths
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