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Why I Don't "Beat The Game"


"I beat the game"*

I've been thinking about that phrase a lot over the last couple of days. I grew up in the UK - the southern bit of England. When my friends and I talked about games and winning or getting to the end we would generally say things like "I finished the game" or "I completed it". If you beat something related to a game it was generally an opponent or a tough boss - a specific foe rather than the wrapper within which you were playing.

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Philippa Warr: Pip wrote for Rock Paper Shotgun between 2014-2017, covering everything from MOBAs, hero brawlers and indie curios. She also had a keen interest in the artistry of video game creation, and was very partial to keeping us informed of the latest developments in British TV show Casualty.
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