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Game Over

I used to play video games to escape from monotony. Then 2016 happened.

Photo by Astaine Akash on Unsplash

I purchased a Playstation 4 gaming console shortly after it was released, in late 2013. At the time, Barack Obama was still president, and I worked a newly appointed desk job that was mundane and repetitive but not without its joys. The console purchase had been like many of my other adult purchases: a desire to fulfill that…