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Crash Bandicoot Is a Vietnam War Vet With PTSD, According to The Onion

"The game designers behind Crash Bandicoot clearly set out to create a brutally realistic PTSD experience"


Satirical website The Onion's ClickHole has published its latest video, this one offering a silly take on the "true" nature of Crash Bandicoot. The video posits that Crash is actually a Vietnam War veteran with PTSD. "Skittish and paranoid, Crash must do his best to navigate a world that doesn't understand him," the video's narrator says. He struggles with substance abuse, as explained by his "addiction" to Wumpa fruit. Check it out:

"So many video games glamorize the violence of war, but few acknowledge the trauma that soldiers face long after they leave the battlefield—until now," reads a line from the video's description. "Check out this powerful new game that depicts the daily plight of a Vietnam vet who suffers from PTSD."

"The game designers behind Crash Bandicoot clearly set out to create a brutally realistic PTSD experience, and their efforts paid off in a profoundly moving way."

It's been rumored lately that the Crash Bandicoot series is coming back.

In February, the PlayStation Middle East Twitter account posted the tweet below, the English translation of which is, "Most wanted person... where are you Crash?"

Before that, at PlayStation Experience in December 2015, PlayStation boss Shawn Layden wore a Crash t-shirt, but no Crash announcements were made during the show.

The latest Crash Bandicoot game for consoles was 2008's Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant, which was published by Activision. The series was created by Naughty Dog and was for a time developed exclusively for PlayStation systems before Activision apparently scooped up the rights.

In November 2013, it was suggested that the Crash IP might have switched hands and gone to Sony after all mention of Crash was removed from Activision's website. However, Activision at the time confirmed that it continued to own the franchise and was still looking to "explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life."

For its part, Naughty Dog has said it's open to the idea of making a new Crash Bandicoot, though it's a Sony-owned studio, which could be problematic.

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