#3. The Giant Trophy-Shaped Car in Gran Turismo 2
Because having nearly 650 cars to choose from just isn't enough for some people, a Gran Turismo 2 player figured out how to access a bunch of extra vehicles that were coded into the game but never used. You can see their bodywork and stats and all. Awesome, right? Well, let's see how one of these secret cars looks like on the ro-
That's not a car. As punishment from the gods of racing for peeking behind the curtains of this game, the player ended up driving random game objects, like signs or that giant trophy, which looks like the driver got lost on his way to a homecoming parade. The thing may look utterly ridiculous, not to mention impractical, but it can actually achieve some pretty good speeds, and you can do all types of maneuvers with it.
Just don't try to drive into a tunnel.
The same glitch also allows you to drive some type of invisible car that can apparently fly and fall out of reality. Actually, it's not completely invisible: You can see the tires, which are sometimes square.
Wonder Woman just got a big ol' lady boner.
#2. The World of Warcraft Spell That Sends You Rocketing Across the Map
With the release of the second World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, players got to take a shot at the all-new Death Knight class, the first added to the game since its release. Like many things in Warcraft, however, its release was less than smooth.
Players quickly discovered a bug in the Death Knight's "Death Grip" ability, the unique spell that allows players to literally pull an opponent to them, a la Scorpion from Mortal Kombat.
"Get over here!"
Apparently, Blizzard never accounted for what would happen if a player used Death Grip while standing on a boat, since boats technically exist outside of Azeroth's landmass. They probably should have looked into that, because what happens is that the player's opponent rockets off into the distance ... and keeps flying, and flying, until the game literally runs out.
The player spends the next five minutes or so plowing through the landscape (sometimes literally), unable to do anything, until ending up on an eerie, empty copy of the boat underneath the Alterac Mountains (which happens to be the exact center of the map, implying that this is the "we don't know where you're supposed to be" spot).
That's not water it's floating on. It's just hovering in limbo under the actual land.
The player is now completely screwed and has to die, use a once-every-half-hour "go home" item, or beg a gamemaster for help. While it's not so funny for the victim, it looks absolutely hilarious from the Death Knight's point of view (and Death Knights are barely reformed evildoers anyway, so victim schmictim).
#1. Ladder Goat. Just ... Ladder Goat.
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a Western-themed shooting game, but it's a lot more famous on the Internet as the game that spawned Ladder Goat. What is Ladder Goat, you ask? We're not sure if there's a correct way to answer that question, so we'll just show you.
One day, a player was going about his business when he ran across a goat that walked up to a ladder and, through some miracle of faulty video game programming, proceeded to do this:
We're positive this is in the Bible somewhere.
The goat just starts levitating beside the ladder -- at first it looks like it's going to shoot off into space, but then it goes on a ceiling, jumps back to the ground, and repeats the process. This time it actually stumbles as it's going up, but it quickly gets going again, like a champ.
If you're planning on watching the original YouTube video, we should probably warn you that about half of it is just the player standing still and laughing uncontrollably. The player takes a moment to collect his wits, then decides to follow the goat up to the roof to find out what's so interesting up there. At this point he watches as the magical animal comes down to the ground on its invisible escalator, and he promptly loses his shit again.
Just seeing this goat standing there doing nothing makes him completely lose it. And it is hilarious to hear.
Ladder Goat became so famous that the game's creators were forced to acknowledge it in one of the sequels, Call of Juarez: The Cartel -- Raining Bullets, which includes an achievement where you have to find a copy of Ladder Goat: The Movie on a certain level -- they even put a quote from the YouTube video on the DVD's cover ("Ladder Goat, you so random").
"Please don't be a porno, please don't be a porno, please don't be a porno ..."
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For programming mistakes that are horrifying, check out The 8 Creepiest Glitches Hidden in Popular Video Games and The 6 Creepiest Glitches in Famous Video Games (Part 2).
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