Cracked Archive - Video Games

5 Ridiculous Things the Media Blamed Video Games For

If you're a politician or pundit, ranting and raving about the evils of video games is still a surefire way to get everyone's attention. And that is how you wind up with manufactured outrages like these.

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4 Video Game Mashups Too Awesome to Exist

This is the crap that keeps me up at night. I come up with ways to combine existing video games into different ones that don't exist, and probably never will.

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The 5 Most Baffling Celebrity Appearances in Video Games

These games make so little sense, and make the star look so stupid, the only explanation is programmers finally getting revenge by proxy on every popular kid from school.

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The 5 Least Subtle Product Placements in Gaming History

These folks rolled up their sleeves and showed us how to really whore out our integrity.

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6 Baffling Video Games Adapted From Famous Movies and Shows

Sometimes programmers are apparently in such a rush to finish a game before the deadline that they don't actually have a chance to watch the material they're basing the game on. So, you wind up with deeply confusing titles like these.

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If 22 Famous Video Game Titles Were Taken Literally

We asked you to take some of the most iconic games in history and use their titles to turn them into blinding disappointments.

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Live-Blogging the 'Super Mario Bros.' Universe

The following absolutely real images (I cannot stress enough how much I didn't make this shit up just now) paint a picture of man who is somewhat brave and utterly confused.

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The 5 Most Elaborately Hidden Video Game Easter Eggs

Some developers prefer to hide their secrets like you would hide your particularly shameful pornography.

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4 Insane Ways Video Games Changed During My 9-Year Hiatus

I all but abandoned the gaming world for years on end. I've started playing again, though, and it's like stepping into an alien planet.

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What Video Game Characters Do With Their Downtime

What happens when you put the controller down and our favorite characters are left to their own devices?

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5 Anti-Piracy Strategies That Screwed Over Regular Gamers

Let's take a look at how developers aimed for the pirates but instead screwed over their paying customers in ridiculous ways.

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5 Reasons the Video Game Industry Is About to Crash

Are we headed for another crash? Short answer, yes. Long answer? Yes.

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6 Iconic Video Games That Were Created by Technical Problems

Video game developers often made their most creative choices specifically because technical limitations wouldn't let them make the game they really wanted to make.

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19 Video Game Fashions We Wish Had Caught On

What happens when fashion designers take a page out Nintendo's playbook?

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