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Why Batman Can’t Kill People, Part 1

By Shamus
on Thursday Jul 2, 2015
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Blistering Stupidity of Fallout 3

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The Plot-Driven Door

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D&D Campaign

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Final Fantasy X

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Lost Laughs in Leisure Suit Larry

Why was this classic adventure game so funny in the 80's, and why did it stop being funny?