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

It costs nothing… except your sense of optimism about the world and our place in it.

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:

But is all of this existential angst because the game is secretly a parable about grief? You decide.

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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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