Cracked Archive - Video Games

4 Ways Growing Up Changes The Way You See Video Games

I suspect that all these arguments about what it means to be a 'real' gamer spring from people being in different stages. Speaking of stages, these are the kittens I went through.


The 5 Most Evil Ways Video Game Developers Trolled Players

It takes a truly mad game designer to bring a Jigsaw-Killer deviousness to bear on their most die-hard, legitimate fans.


5 Ways The Gaming Industry Is Way More Sexist Than You Think

Every time an industry dominated by one gender starts to become more diverse, the transition period is bumpy. We spoke to Brianna Wu and a few others to learn what it's like.


5 Alternate Game Endings That They Should Have Ran With

The writers behind the confusing and disjointed skull-fractured fairy tales currently passed off as 'storylines' really should have embraced the following when they had the chance.


7 Ways Modern Games Have Turned Into Scams

Now we'll see how in-app purchases are doing more damage to the worlds of gaming than every alien armada ever simulated.


5 Secret Feminist Easter Eggs You Didn't Notice in 'Portal'

Amidst the killer robots and hyper-masculine scientists is a clever exploration of a woman's struggle in a male-dominated culture, and we're not just saying that because your only weapon is a gun that shoots vagina metaphors.


5 Behaviors Video Games Reward and Reality Calls Crazy

I don't have any science to back up the following theories because when I proposed studies, I was told to get out of the dean's office and put some damn pants on.


3 Shocking Things You Realize as a Gamer in a Dictatorship

In 1998, Hugo Chavez won the Venezuelan presidential elections, and Juan got to learn what 14 years under a veritable dictatorship does to the gaming scene.


5 Ways Video Game Addiction is Ruining Gaming

My theory is that it's because video games, more so than any other artform, are designed to get you addicted, and that this addiction has turned a bunch of dorky but harmless people into raving lunatics.


6 Insanely Dark Online Games for Young Children

One would think that browser games for children would avoid any long trips to Creepy Town.


What You Realize About 'Oregon Trail' Playing It Today

Since nothing numbs the pain of rapidly aging out of pop culture relevancy in your 30s like trying to re-create a moment from your youth, I decided to take on the trail once more.


The 6 Coolest Ways to Lose Popular Video Games

Some developers apparently decided 'screw the obvious and logical game over scenarios! Death should lurk around every corner, waiting to pants the player in bizarre and unpredictable ways.'


5 Gaming Complaints That Literally Make No Sense

Nobody hates video games more than gamers.


4 Famous Debates Solved at Last (in Super Smash Bros.)

Who knew Smash Bros. and History would be such an amazing mash-up?


6 Video Game Easter Eggs Developers Didn't Want You to Find

Dedicate enough time to unlocking a game's secrets and you too could be scarred for life.