Cracked Archive - Video Games

What Modern Games Are Like If You Haven't Played Since Atari

After over 20 years, gaming was back in my home. What follows are the details of my inspiring exploration.


The 6 Most Baffling Video Game Spinoffs

The game industry has birthed some absolutely baffling spinoffs, taking the new games so far away from what made the originals great that they barely reside in the same solar system.


3 Reasons You Shouldn't Play the Best Video Game of the Year

If you can't figure out a way to have a hell of a lot of fun with a bottle of whiskey and a python, then some measly video game certainly isn't going to fix the giant black hole in your soul.


6 Video Game Urban Legends That Are Actually Hoaxes

In the early days of the Web, a spectacular amount of disinformation was spread about video games around the vindictive nerds and eaten up by the gullible masses.


6 Insane Real-Life Versions of Video Games

Games are slowly moving out of our monitors and into the real world ... but damn it, it still feels like there's something missing. And that something is insanity.


The 6 Most Spectacular Dick Moves in Online Gaming History

More time and money have gone into video game assholery than real proctological research.


5 Awful Things You Learn About Yourself Playing 'Dishonored'

I just picked up Dishonored, the new stealth game from the people who brought us Skyrim, and already I'm learning things about myself. Awful, terrible, disappointing things that I wish I could forget but will probably haunt me forever.


5 Insanely Successful Video Games That Were Total Ripoffs

There are some beloved games that weren't so much 'inspired by' other games as they were 'the exact game, with a minor paint job.' Those knockoffs then went on to make millions of dollars.


The 6 Most Mind-Blowing (and Pointless) Gaming Achievements

Real dedication means going past hard mode and thinking way, way outside the box.


5 Ways 'Borderlands 2' Is a Remorseless Addiction Machine

For the most part, when we refer to a game's 'addictiveness,' we mean it as a positive thing. Of course, the definition becomes blurred when Borderland 2 enters the picture.


5 Famous Video Game Villains (Who Are Actually the Victim)

It's never clear how video game bosses ascended to their positions. We just kind of go with it and find the shiny spot we're supposed to shoot. But you can't help but feel sorry for some of these guys.


7 Video Game Easter Eggs Designed to Screw With Your Head

Some Easter Eggs have no discernible purpose other than making the player question their sanity.


The 6 Worst Ideas Nearly Included in Great Video Games

Cutting scenes from games isn't so easy, so the code is usually lurking around in there for you to find, if it's not sitting right out in the open in some early or foreign edition of the game. This can lead to some bizarre discoveries ...


The 7 Most Horrifying Moments from Children's Video Games

We know that video games are not, by their nature, strictly for children. But that's why we have a rating system for them. Of course, sometimes that's not enough to stop the unnatural, keening screams coming from inside the house.