1UP: The Fine Foods of Beat-Em-Ups

Videogames get enough crap for being excessively violent, but today's games aren't as bad as they used to be. Back then, the average walk-and-punch beat-em-ups would also encourage the nation's youth to eat food off the ground, thanks to the health-regenerating food that would appear out of broken barrels, telephone booths, or fire hydrants, and then lay on the filthy ground as hooligans got the snot beat out of them inches away. Absurd at first, it was soon a widely accepted part of the genre, and really, the unwavering dedication of those game developers is worth remembering and respecting.

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