Gamers reveal darkest secrets, and they're pretty evil

Gamers reveal darkest secrets, and they're pretty evil
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Written by 

Joseph Kime


23rd Feb 2024 11:15

We've spent too long at war with the wider world trying to claim that video games create monsters more than any other artistic medium, and yet, there are too many gamers that accidentally prove them right.

We all love to follow the traffic rules in GTA from time to time, but we'll only do that when we're so horrified by what we're doing the other 90% of the time that we need some normalcy - driving down pavements and robbing corner stores.

Gamers are inherently roped into narrative lives of crime in their favourite digital worlds, leading them to (pretend to) do some pretty heinous s**t. Now, players are taking to Reddit and revealing the worst thing they've ever done in a video game as a form of collective therapy

Gamers confess to their least proud moments in gaming

Taking to the Gaming subreddit, players are confessing to the worst things they've done in video games that demand penance. It's telling of how gamers get their kicks because even in games designed with children in mind, they admit to doing some terrible things. We're willing to bet that you've done them too.

The original poster lists a few of their own worst moments, like throwing hog-tied civilians onto campfires in Red Dead Redemption 2, or what about dropping the baby penguin off of the sheer cliff into nothingness in Super Mario 64's Cool, Cool Mountain?

Another player confessed to being a part of a brutal love triangle in Fable 2, saying "I helped the creepy dude reassemble and reanimate Lady Grey's corpse with the goal of him having his ultimate lady love..... Then stuck around so the love spell built into the reanimation made her fall for me instead."

Someone boasted the worst sin packed into Stardew Valley, making a bold confession. "Bought a Joja membership," reads the succinct comment, but we don't need any more details, we already know the user is a monster.

One gamer has committed perhaps the worst act in gaming history

The Sims 4 Death
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One player has taken to the comments to confess to a truly dreadful act, naturally taking place in the best torture simulator available - The Sims. We've spent decades torturing Sims and removing the steps to the pool, but this is a whopper.

It starts off worryingly as they wrote, "Built an orphanage in The Sims, staffed with one adult and as many kids as I could cram into it. Had the adult set off fireworks inside the kids' bedroom in the middle of the night and kill everyone in the fire." If that's not bad enough, trust us that it gets worse.

"Put a new sim on the lot to act as a janitor, sweeping all the ashes, and he slowly went insane from being forced to work all day with no where to eat or sleep or go to the bathroom, while being haunted by the ghosts of children." Good f*****g grief.

We've spent so long fighting the corner of video games, insisting that the medium doesn't inherently create unhinged psychopaths, but it looks like we've been wrong as you smack Fallout: New Vegas kids with hammers and let dinosaurs loose on purpose in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. You're all rotters.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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