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The video game industry is a flat circle. Every video game we've played or will play, we're going to play over and over again. The same is true for GI's annual Game Infarcer; every April, our satirical editor-in-chief Darth Clark pens a series of inflammatory parody articles, and a month later numerous readers reply with equally inflammatory – but sadly all-too-real – responses.
In previous years, Darth Clark relished in the opportunity to set his readers straight, defining what it means to be a gamer, and why you shouldn't enjoy playing games. This year you can tell that the sad and twisted realities of the industry are finally getting to him. Darth Clark's letter from the editor, "I Am Too Good For This," lays bare the crossroads our irreverent anti-hero finds himself at, but it wasn't the only article that this year's Game Infarcer victims had a problem with. Here are some of the letters we received; we've removed the names of the responders to protect the gullible.
For more readers who humorously missed the joke, check out our Clash of the Titans debacle from 2010.
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