There is a difference between actual logic and logic in video games. For example, in video games, strange mushrooms make you taller, while in the real world, they could poison you. In real life, money is earned by working hard, but in video games? People just leave that stuff lyin’ around like it’s worthless. Really, any sort of logic that can only be applied to video games falls into the category of “video game logic”.
The first known instance of the term “video game logic” being used is credited to a review of the game Dark Castle on Something Awful:
“Okay, you made it so touching the enemies causes instant death. That’s pretty stupid, but as a mature adult I can deal with it. There’s no need to insult us both by attempting to rationalize your insane video game logic with some [BS] plague excuse.” (via)
Many sites have published articles on the topic of video game logic being used in everyday life, illustrating how weird our world would be if it were more like a game, and many of these concepts can be found in meme form throughout the internet. One of the first known instances of this occurrence came from Redditor Tackett79, who posted the following image of Bowser from Super Mario Bros. with the heading “Video Game Logic”.
Another popular video game logic post on Reddit was this rage comic posted by pearson530, which captures the essence of what it must be like to be the antagonist in a first-person shooter:
Here are a few other notable examples from various games: