This Sunday is Mother's Day; a day when gamers and non-gamers alike take a break to remember those women who brought them into the world. And yet, a closer look at the video game genre would lead one to believe that game developers and writers have some serious mommy issues.
It isn't just that mothers are often less than ideal, or at times a source of conflict within gameplay; it's that when video game mothers go bad, they go very bad.
Think your mother doesn't deserve flowers (or a new car)? Take a look at our list of The 7 Worst Video Game Mothers.