Cracked Archive - Video Games

The 5 Most Offensive Attempts at Video Game Marketing

We're just going to go ahead and wash our eyeballs with bleach. Thanks, marketers!


24 Details That Would Make Video Games Too Realistic

After years of demanding more realistic games, we're at a point where realism is starting to get in the way.


The 7 Best Ideas for Video Games (That Will Never Get Made)

Within, you'll find just a small sampling of games so ingenious you'll punch your own crotch just to distract you from the pain of not owning them.


The 7 Most Impressive Dick Moves in Online Gaming History

If we programmed cancer into an online game, it would be cured within a week, but humanity would be wiped out by some dickhead creating super-leprosy-AIDS-cancer of the scrotum.


6 Moments in Video Game Adaptations That Improved the Movie

It turns out that video game makers don't give two craps about canon, even if the game is based on an all-time cinema classic. And sometimes that's awesome.


The 6 Most Absurd Product Placements in Video Game History

Apparently some companies want an entire game devoted to peddling their brand. The results are ... very unfortunate.


6 Unintentionally Hilarious Glitches Hidden in Video Games

A good glitch can transfer you from boring, gritty realism into a magical world full of the most physics-defying, madness inducing randomness this side of a mushroom trip at the bottom of a ball-pit.


5 Bizarre Ways Online Gaming Is Affecting the Real World

It turns out that while you're going around innocently shooting zombies or running people over in colorful virtual worlds, other people are abusing the same games to plan actual murders, carry out Ponzi schemes, or finance kinky virtual red-light districts.


6 Reasons a Great Game Developer Just Went Bankrupt

A giant has fallen. Video game developer and publisher THQ filed for Chapter 11, and like the death of any loved one, it seemed to come out of an impossible nowhere.


The Truth About Guns and Video Games

When it comes time to tackle tough issues in the wake of unimaginable tragedies, politicians are at just as much of a loss as we are. But it's their job to act, so they start throwing wild swings, hoping they're going to hit the right target but too scared to open their eyes to see where the punches land.


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.


15 Biased News Stories from Inside Video Game Universes

If you were to turn on the TV in the 'Resident Evil' universe, how would the activities of the bad guys get reported in the Umbrella Corporation controlled media? How would Bowser's actions be spun if he had a Fox News-esque channel spinning things on his behalf?


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.