Short stories tagged with Video Games

Listing 7 stories.

After a British teenager gets paid to kill avatars in a popular video game, she uncovers the disturbing real-world consequences of her virtual missions.

A boy looks back on the encounters he and his friend had with a troubled, violent classmate who murdered his own father.

A father and son duo attempt to navigate through a fictional video game world while they also face struggles in the real world.

A young Afghani immigrant boy plays a war video game set in a Soviet-controlled Afghanistan. The game reminds him of his parents who fled the war, and he begins to imagine himself rescuing his uncle, a man who died in battle.

A desperate spouse introduces her wife to a game about cat politics in hopes of helping her with her dementia. But when her wife turns out to be a prodigy at the game, she risks losing her forever to the fantastical gaming world.

In the dead of winter and feverish with a coke addiction, a young college dropout wanders around her old university's campus and tries to reconnect with her former lesbian lover.

A videogame developer becomes obsessed with an AI character of her own creation, and her struggle to control and understand what she has built brings dire consequences.