We're all for games that trim away the fat and are left with only a lean, pure gameplay experience. But we've got a gut feeling that The Onion's new title, Close Range, may be going a bit too far. The core of the game ... nay, the whole game, is shooting people point blank in the face.

You can see the story on the hot new IP right after the break. As a satirical commentary on a violence-obsessed video game culture, Close Range is a little on-the-nose for our tastes. But as a visceral gaming experience, it's absolutely exthrillarating. See for yourself here.

[Thanks, Top Cat]

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