The other day I read this fascinating story on The Guardian's website. Apparently over 60% of people have pretended to have read at least one classic novel in conversation. I wondered to myself: do people do this with video games?
I don't know if I've ever done that, but I think I may have been tempted to lie about finishing certain video games. Because there are a bunch of games we've all supposed to have played but haven't.
For example, I could definitely imagine someone lying about finishing, say, Shadow of the Colossus or Ico. Maybe they lied about finishing Dark Souls. I think as games become more ubiquitous in mainstream culture we're definitely going to see a rise in people lying about having played certain games.
What do you think those games will be.
Oh, and for your reference, here are top ten books we lie about having read...
1 1984 by George Orwell (26%)
2 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (19%)
3 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (18%)
4 The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger (15%)
5 A Passage to India by EM Forster (12%)
6 Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (11%)
7 To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee (10%)
8 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (8%)
9 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (8%)
10 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (5%)