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‘The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo’ is your childhood insecurities made creepy flesh

Unlike, apparently, everyone else who plays games, I never had a childhood friend whose uncle “worked for Nintendo.” Or Sega, or Blizzard, or anywhere that would supposedly get them access to the latest games or consoles or rumors. So the central conceit behind The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo isn’t something I have personal experience with. But I think everyone had at least one friend they were jealous of, who seemed to magically be the best at everything. Maybe they were generous with it, but maybe they seemed like they were unconsciously rubbing it in everyone’s faces, at least a little. In retrospect, you might wonder if they were compensating for their own insecurity, or trying to cover up the real darkness in their lives. Or they…

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Source: theverge.com

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