While many of us played these games featured in Steven Lefcourt’s 8-Bit Fatality series, how many of us stopped and thought about how our actions were affecting those who inhabited these 8-bit worlds? 

If you prick them with an arrow do they not agonize? If you tickle them with electricity do they not fry? If you poison them with an overabundance of air do they not spill their guts? And if we wrong them, shall they not seek revenge? Of course, they may seek revenge but we’ll just stomp, smash, devour, and more all over again!

And if this series wasn’t too much of a reality check, you may also like The Darker Side of 8-bit.