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Killing Giants

Playing ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ opened within me a shame that fictional violence had never provoked before

“It was that sense of space — the immensity of our smallness in the grandness of existence.” Painting: “The Red Tower” by Giorgio de Chirico. Oil on canvas, 1913.

The first time I thought of video game designer Fumito Ueda, I didn’t know his name. I was transitioning to that nebulous space between childhood and adulthood, where you’re both yet neither, where your body’s flooded…