‘Black Mirror': Here’s Why the ‘Striking Vipers’ Video Game Makes No Sense

‘Black Mirror': Here’s Why the ‘Striking Vipers’ Video Game Makes No Sense
(We’ve got major spoilers ahead for the “Black Mirror” season 5 episode “Striking Vipers”)

We’ve only got three episodes in this season of “Black Mirror” on Netflix, but the first one is such a doozy that it kinda makes up for the shortage on its own. And the fact that it assembles one of the best casts the show has ever had — with Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Pom Klementieff, Nicole Behari and Ludi Lin as the main players — also helps.

The premise of this episode is that two old buddies Danny (Mackie) and Karl (Abdul-Mateen) try to reconnect over the newest edition of a fighting video game they used to play back in the day, the “Striking Vipers” that gave the episode its name. The twist is that the new version is a virtual reality game, employing the same sort of “Matrix”-style immersive Vr that we’ve seen
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