Cracked Archive - Video Games

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.


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.


17 Rejected Ideas from the New 'Call of Duty' Game

With 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' coming soon, and a new 'Modern Warfare' type game coming out every year, we thought it was time to imagine some of the terrible ideas that didn't make it into the franchise.


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.


21 Awkward Moments Between Video Game Levels

Video games have natural editing points built into them as you move from one level up to the next. We show you some of the awkward moments that those cuts help them cover up.


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.


16 Famous Video Games Revised to be Politically Correct

It's a miracle that the outlandish bust sizes and Italian stereotypes we grew up with in video game universes have survived this long.