The Most Wrenchingly Judgmental Game Over Screen

Jason Torchinsky is a guest blogger on Boing Boing. Jason has a book out now, Ad Nauseam: A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is a tinkerer and artist, started a webcasting company, and writes for the Onion News Network. He lives with a common-law wife, five animals, too many old cars, and a shed full of crap.

I recently was lucky enough to find a Nintendo Virtual Boy on Craigslist for $20-- it's a fascinating failure of a system, with LEDs and spinning mirrors, and the resulting images do look surprisingly 3D, like puppet show made of red cellophane.

But, more importantly, one of the games, Teleroboxer, has what I think is the most brutal game over screen I've ever seen (and sorry for the image quality-- I'm shooting this through one of the eyepieces):

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Jesus, Rick. Worthless and weak? Come on, man. That hurts. That really hurts.