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Watch Today’s Youth Understand Our Pain as They Get Mercilessly Wrecked by NES Mega Man

No one even taught them the pause trick? Harsh.

Depending on your age, you may remember a time when video games were hard. I’m talking controller throwing, unapologetically emotionally damaging, brutally hard. To heal those wounds in a totally healthy, schadenfreude-driven way, watch kids of today play the original Mega Man and get equipped with nothing but lasting psychological torment.

Too bad they only played the first Mega Man, though. I would’ve loved a live reenactment of “I Can’t Defeat Airman.”

Yes, video games were once so hard that people wrote songs fueled by the emotional scars they left.

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Dan is many things, including a game developer, animator, martial artist, and at least semi-professional pancake chef. He lives in North Carolina with Lisa Brown (his wife) and Liz Lemon (his dog), both of whom are the best.