I thoroughly recommend watching it and if you can manage to get through it without cringing or getting angry then you are a better person than me - well done!
If you don't want to watch the video, one of the many ill-informed statements was:
You know why none of them (gamers) would get married, don't you? It's because there are no women - Jon Snow, Channel 4 News.
Why am I bringing this up? Well films and TV shows tell us that geeks (and subsequently, gamers) are awful at beginning and maintaining relationships and the media seems obsessed with the obscure notion that video games are violent and exist solely for lonely individuals to kill one another repeatedly. These absurd ideas are simply not true.
Unfortunately, until mainstream media realises the importance of gaming or opens its eyes to the truth that we aren't all socially awkward psychopaths, we are doomed to unfair and unreal portrayals of our lives through film, TV and traditional print media.
That said, I have a rebuttal to make and an honour to defend so I would like to put it to you, esteemed ladies and gentleman of the Internet that every game is in some way about love.
In the Gears Of War series, Dom Santiago is fighting alongside his close friend Marcus Fenix, their friendship keeps them going throughout and their stubbornness means they are never willing to leave each other behind. This repeatedly leads to situations where each of them risk their lives for one another. Dom of course, had another reason for fighting so hard; his wife Maria, "it's the pay...I've got a family to feed now".
|He could have taken a better photo, the lighting is just awful|
|I can feel the tears welling up...|
Well, either it's love or a deep seated guilt for being an awful father who let his daughter wander off on her own to fend for herself in a big, scary place amidst heavy fog and terrifying monsters.
|Creepy Disfigured Nurses...must be someone's type, right?|
However, you could put it down to the fact that love transcends time, space and even death. It's James' love for his wife that causes him to go looking for her - though, I can't say a letter from a deceased loved one is more valid proof of existence than say, a death certificate...but er, I guess love blinds people? That's a thing, right?
All these things indicate love, albeit a very unhealthy form of love, but then GLaDOS doesn't understand the concept in the conventional sense we do. In her own weirdly warped way, I believe she genuinely cares for Chell.
|Aw, don't lock them out...they just want a hug!|