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12 Times "Flappy Bird" Drove Human Beings Into A Black Maw Of Existential Despair

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Over the past few weeks, the free iPhone game Flappy Bird has become a sensation.

The hugely difficult game, according to social media, has also ruined lives and engendered existential despair:

Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.

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