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Video games had a reputation of being emotionally numbing and brain rotting, but this recent trend towards narrative-centric gaming is now developing a player’s sense of sympathy and empathy.
Game designers are now starting to explore and incorporate the emotional elements that exist in other forms of media, the most important element being narrative.
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