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Games: The Gameological Society: In a blaze of glory: 14 games that reward creative self-destruction 

1-2. Stair Dismount and Truck Dismount [youtube id=-3M8QsXlwbk width=600] Video games are built for slapstick comedy. Most game characters operate by the physical laws of Wile E. Coyote: You can incinerate them, crush them, or drop them from great heights, and in the next scene they’ll be good as new again. The lack of consequences heightens the allure of self-destruction, and a hilarious sub-genre exploits that allure to its fullest.
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