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Monday, August 25, 2008

Second personalities in video games

One of the classic highbrow defenses of videogames is that they allow you to experience new personalities -- to, in the words of Sherry Turkle, create a "second self." This is considered supremely healthy, because self-exploration is generally a good thing.

But what happens if the second self you create inside videogames turns out to be a total dick?
Click through for an insightful look at how video games allow us to try on different personalities and sometimes unlease the inner douchebag.

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