How will video game characters react when they are smart enough to realize they are video game characters? Maybe they’ll be programmed to serve happily, boldly risking their lives for our entertainment. Maybe they’ll be angry at the malevolent player-gods that continually throw them into harm’s way. Or maybe—hopefully—they’ll have a sense of humor about their situation, like the characters in Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc seem to.

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