Cracked Archive - Video Games


If Video Game Adaptations of Movies Didn't Suck

What should be a golden opportunity to highlight all the things games do better than less interactive media has more often been an excuse to rush something out before a movie's out of theaters. We show you why it doesn't have to be that way.


The 5 Most Absurdly Expensive Items in Online Gaming

For years alchemists tried to turn stupid lead into gold. Game developers have fixed that formula by ditching the dead weight of the eighth word.


If Video Game Covers Were Honest

Let's be real: Video game covers are one more step to get you to purchase the damn things. Unfortunately, more often than not, they are incredibly deceiving.


The 14 Worst Boobs in the History of Video Games

Video games treat breasts like real black holes: irresistable points which suck in anyone who comes near, yet don't obey the classical laws of physics.


22 Inevitable Features of Future Gaming Systems

We've come a long way from two lines and a tiny dot playing tennis.


4 Reasons Why the Best Multiplayer Games Are All Broken

I have to admit that some of the most fun I've ever had in gaming was due to multiplayer. It just so happens that every great multiplayer game I've played was completely broken.


27 Science Lessons As Taught by Famous Video Games

Video games have a set rules all their own. Here's what it would look like if you sat down in a classroom in some of these universes.


6 Moments That Make Video Games Worth It

With joy in my heart, let me try to explain the feelings that come with being a video game player.


5 Great Ways to Destroy Your Highly Anticipated Video Game

There's a long list of massively anticipated games that didn't come out until years after their initial announcement at E3. There are a few reasons why this happens, which I've enumerated in an extraordinarily gritty list.


If Video Games Had Gone With Their (Terrible) First Design

Every great video game is exactly one decision away from being a disaster.


23 Instructional Signs That Must Exist in Video Game Worlds

The vast majority of video game characters we come across are only on screen for a few seconds. In that time they often behave in surprising ways that would suggest they're receiving instructions we're not privy to. We asked you to show us the signs that are giving them those instructions.


The 6 Most Insane Video Games About Dating

Dating video games are hugely popular in Japan. Naturally, some of these games go just a little too far.


The 5 Worst Marketing Failures in the History of Video Games

When the ‘Diablo III’ servers were broken for most of its first day live, millions of frustrated fingers told the Internet how pissed off they were. However, as far as video game PR disasters go, it couldn't contend with these classics:


6 Japanese Video Games That Will Make Your Head Explode

For those of you who have become numb to video games, allow us to give you feeling again.