Video games are tough on you because they love you

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Elden Ring, just one of several recent games that force players to persevere through failure. FromSoftware

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“Game Over.” “You Died.” “Wasted.” These phrases are rites of passage, a chiding to video game players ill-equipped for the task ahead. Whether you’re controlling Leon Kennedy’s ragdoll body spinning from an exploding tripwire in Resident Evil 4 or losing a fight to a cheap low sweep in Super Street Fighter 4, dying sucks.

But that doesn’t mean you do.

It’s easy to attribute a loss

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