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Submitted by sagesurge 168d ago | opinion piece

Valuable Life Lessons: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Betrayal in the Real World

It’ll hurt more than any physical pain imaginable. It’ll make you question your very existence. An onslaught of thoughts and emotions will overcome your body. Why couldn’t I figure it out? What were the signs I missed? How stupid of a person can I be?
When your heart is ripped out of your chest because of someone else’s lie you become more aware. As the pain rips through your body your senses heighten and you’ll become suspicious of everything. Everyone seems to have a motive and you’ll discover the only person who truly has your back is You. Yet you’ll start to wonder if you can even trust yourself since in a way you allowed this to happen. After all, you didn’t listen to your gut.
This is the feeling of betrayal: and while you may experience this pain seated on your comfy couch playing a video game and the person who betrayed you is an AI, the pain will feel just as real.
There are many forms of betrayal: some do it for the greater good, some for love, some do it for country, some for more selfish reasons; and then there are those who simply just don’t give a damn.
I’m going to breakdown the many ways one can be betrayed and how it relates to the lessons about real life. (3DS, BioShock, Metal Gear Solid, PC, Portal 2, PS Vita, PS3, Red Dead Redemption, Xbox 360)

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