Cracked Archive - Video Games

4 Ways Pop Culture Critics Have Made Themselves Obsolete
4 Ways Pop Culture Critics Have Made Themselves Obsolete

This is one of those critics-aren't-doing-it-right things, because when it comes to critiquing art in the 21st century they generally suck and thus I present my review of the reviewers.

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The 5 Most Utterly Insane Games You Can Play at Work
The 5 Most Utterly Insane Games You Can Play at Work

Over the years I've collected some links for the cream of the weird-browser-game crop, and whenever my brain can't focus, I bust out my bookmarks folder and play them weirdos. Here are five of those games.

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The 5 Greatest Unscripted Scenes in Video Game History
The 5 Greatest Unscripted Scenes in Video Game History

These unscripted moments come up organically -- moments when the game is just trying to be a game, only by accident does it convey something more.

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5 Hilariously Failed Attempts at Video Game Realism (Pt. 2)
5 Hilariously Failed Attempts at Video Game Realism (Pt. 2)

There are a few brave souls in gaming who declare that they want to make their work realistic. It's a nice thought -- in theory.

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The 5 Most Absurdly Difficult Video Game Puzzles (Pt. 2)
The 5 Most Absurdly Difficult Video Game Puzzles (Pt. 2)

Sometimes developers just don't give a damn. Or maybe they hate us.

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5 Disturbing Details You Didn't Notice in Famous Video Games
5 Disturbing Details You Didn't Notice in Famous Video Games

Apparently it's just very easy for video game developers to slip in disturbing details that will go unnoticed.

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5 Insane Video Game Easter Eggs You Weren't Supposed to Find
5 Insane Video Game Easter Eggs You Weren't Supposed to Find

Unlike those elitist chocolatiers, we believe Easter Eggs should be available year-round.

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The 5 Most Unintentionally Horrifying Children's Video Games
The 5 Most Unintentionally Horrifying Children's Video Games

It's a wonder you're not in an asylum right now after being exposed, far too young, to stuff like this.

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5 Crucial Rules of Every Game (Not Found in the Rulebook)
5 Crucial Rules of Every Game (Not Found in the Rulebook)

The study of unwritten rules is a useful tool to understanding how games really work, or at the very minimum a helpful explanation as to how you became such an unwelcome presence in other people's homes.

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5 Ridiculous Things the Media Blamed Video Games For
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
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
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
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
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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Live-Blogging the 'Super Mario Bros.' Universe
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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