Games are emotional stuff, man. Video games and Valentine’s Day go together like midnight releases and Red Bull. Or at the very least as well as dismemberment and violence. When you look at a game like Twisted Metal, a title that’s oozing love and feelings out of every digital orifice, it’s hard to believe that the industry isn’t the main face of the mushy February holiday.
Games and Valentine’s Day have a ton in common. Red is the main color used to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and red is also the color that gamers see splattered all over the screen when they’re head-shotting, decapitating, and Fatality-ing their opponents. The love-y holiday uses the symbol of the heart. Gamer’s have been ripping one another’s hearts clean out of their chests for years now. And think of all the great video game relationships we’ve seen over the years. Mario and Princess Peach. Nathan Drake and Elena… and Chloe. And who can forget the unspoken romantic tension brewing between Colossus number seven and Colossus number fourteen. Heavy stuff indeed.
Since they go hand-in-hand, do yourself a favor this Valentine’s Day and play some games with your significant other. A little two-player co-op action could be just the thing to liven up your relationship. And if your partner is into it, you could even go for some three or four-player action.