GameInformer: "If you're a gamer, you've watched your in-game character die thousands of times. You've fallen down pits, been riddled with bullets, exploded, and decapitated, but most of the time your character respawns at the last patch of safe ground. However, a playable character dying as part of the game's story is something that's become more and more frequent over the last couple of generations. As the industry's storytelling methods have progressed, we've seen several instances of a protagonist's death as a plot device. Take a look as GameInformer remembers some of our fallen heroes. Major spoilers ahead, obviously."