Cracked Archive - Video Games

6 Video Games That Made Sexism A Selling Point

'We wrote a prophecy that says you gotta have balls. Deal with it.'


4 Awful Gaming Industry Practices (Nobody Complains About)

Gamers react to any change in a beloved franchise with a ridiculous fury. Which is why it's odd that they don't react to these actually legitimate issues.


The 10 Greatest (And Saddest) Achievements In Gaming

You will never be as good at anything as these people are at gaming.


Hidden Clues In Silent Hill That Forever Change ... Zelda

What does a game series about Aryan elves repeatedly spanking uppity pig warlords have to do with one about killing Freudian monster nurses? A surprising amount, actually.


The 6 Most Awesome Ways To Lose Popular Video Games

Many a teenager flew too close to the naked Lara Croft sun and ended up losing all unsaved progress to the gamble.


4 Ways You Are Being 'Aged Out' By The Gaming Industry

I'm like the Lorax; I speak for the trees ... if the trees had spent the last few years honing their GTA skills.


6 Ridiculous Excuses Game Designers Gave For Sexist Costumes

Hair seems like it's a pretty practical replacement for clothing.


5 Terms That Mean Video Game Marketers Are Lying To You

A video game could be about schoolgirls using the power of friendship to make Nazis explode, and the most fantastical part would still be the marketing campaign.


6 Bizarrely R-Rated Easter Eggs In Wildly Unsexy Video Games

It doesn't matter if a game is set in deep space or in the sky over a WWII battlefield -- man always finds a way to sneak in dicks and boobs.


I'm Paid To Play World Of Warcraft All Day (And It Sucks)

On one hand, this is a career that 30 years ago would have been considered too fanciful for a sci-fi novel. On the other, it sounds like one of the saddest jobs we've encountered.


5 Things I Learned Making The Biggest Flop In Game History

E.T. was so bad it's credited for starting the video game crash. So what's it like being the Ed Wood of gaming?


6 Video Game Easter Eggs That Were Hidden A Little Too Well

Your in-game cell phone in GTA V can dial up more than just Mad Max-themed vehicles.


7 Hilariously Insane Video Game Sequels To Classic Movies

Turns out Rambo was one-man army AND a wizard.


31 Design Tricks Behind Famous Video Games (You Can't Unsee)

Either the makers of Donkey Kong 64 were very brilliant or incredibly lazy.


6 Things You Learn Writing Blockbuster Video Games

Writing video games is weird. You have to put together a plot, but you can't let it get in the way of the player shooting 12,000 zombies. It's a balancing act that's produced lots of beloved stories.