Though video games have taken many strides in the last couple decades, there always seems to be another crappy trend or "feature" lurking around the corner. It might sound a little curmudgeonly to say, but we didn't always have season passes or Kickstarters, and we got along just fine! Dagnabbit!

So just how the heck did video games get into this mess in the first place? That's the very question we sought to answer. After decades of research, dozens of personal accounts and thousands of individual documents vetted by our crack fact-checking team, we at Dorkly have come up with what we believe is the definitive history of Everything Bad in Video Games. Enjoy: