7 Ways We Died That Were Our Own Dumb Fault

Published 5 months ago by Andy Farrant

Dead embarrassing

The conflict at the heart of most videogames is between the game trying to kill the player, and the player trying to stop that happening. But sometimes we make things a lot easier for the game by being stupid, careless, or both stupid and careless. Double whammy. Just consider these various ways we've died in videogames where we had no one to blame but ourselves.

One time, we let an evil AI convince us to jump into a bottomless pit in Portal 2. Another time, we accidentally detonated an old atomic bomb by shooting it, just for kicks, in Hitman Absolution.

Or how about the time we mind-melded with Morinth in Mass Effect 2, after explicit and fair warning that it would kill us? That one is also on us.

Previously on Outside Xbox: 7 Times You Had to Die for Important Reasons, Sorry

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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