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‘Pro Gamer: The Game’ simulates being a professional gamer

By 12.06.12

Pro Gamer: The Game has you playing some dude who sits around all day long on his fat ass, playing games. How meta, huh?

Pro Gamer, which was recently highlighted by Kotaku, was created during a 24 hour game jam and is either funny, cute, or depressing, depending on one’s point of view. For me, it’s a bit of all three.

You’re given a variety of “games” to go through, on a rather tiny TV, so live up to your namesake and earn some big bucks, to get a bigger set, along with nicer furniture, plus a few cans of Mountain Dude.

But in the end, you’re still living in parents house, or so it seems. At least you can go outside, though that’s an automatic game over. Kinda deep, right? Time spent with the simulation is a direct reflection as to how one would fare as a pro gamer, me thinks. Or maybe I’m thinking too much about this…

About Matt Hawkins... Matt Hawkins is an NYC based video game journalist, designer, consultant, and cultralist. He's been published in EGM, Kotaku, and MSNBC amongst others. Matt also makes comics and zines, is obsessed with cable access, gets into arguments with homeless people all the time, and once had his nipple bitten off during a one night stand. But that's neither here nor there.
TAGS24 hour gamegame jamGamingpro gamerPro Gamer The Gameprofessional gamer gamesimulationVideo games

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