Cracked Archive - Video Games

6 Baffling Early Prototypes of Your Favorite Video Games

Imagine an alternate reality where Mario is packing heat, Link looks like Wolverine and Halo games are all about strategy instead of shooting aliens in the face.


6 Arcade Games Too Awesome to Get Released in the West

The East didn't stop making crazy ass games. They just stopped shipping them west.


5 Video Game Adaptations That Missed the Point of the Movie

Video games based on movies are almost universally terrible, we all know that. But sometimes they go beyond just being terrible video games and actually manage to completely undermine the entire point of the property they're adapting.


7 Creepy Video Game Easter Eggs You'll Wish Were Never Found

Video game Easter eggs can be a fun way to motivate players to continue exploring a game they've completed ... or they can be terrifying experiences that make sure the players never go near that game again. These ones fall in that latter category.


5 Classic Games You Didn't Know Had WTF Backstories

A lot of classic arcade games have straight-forward, logical plots that drive them: Turtle dragon stole your woman, stomp mushrooms until he gives her back. That's cool; we're on board with that. But some of these other classic, seemingly self-evident games actually hid madness and dementia behind their fun, childish veneers.


The 7 Biggest Dick Moves in the History of Gaming (Update)

There are some spectacular douche bags out there who have put more work into screwing with strangers than should be humanly possible.


The 6 Most Ominous Trends in Video Games

When oour grandchildren think of the 2010s, what will they picture in their minds? The answer is more disturbing than you think.


6 Glitches That Accidentally Invented Modern Gaming

While most of the art you enjoy today is the result of some happy accident, you wouldn't think this'd be the case for video games. And you'd be wrong.


When Video Games Get Stuck In Your Head

We have to figure a way out of these oppressive blankets. Wait: If you shot a blue portal on the floor here, right next to the bed, and then shot an orange portal upright against the far wall there, you could just roll out of bed, fall through the blue portal, and the momentum would shove you through the orange portal - standing and maybe even movi


6 'New' Gaming Innovations That Are Way Older Than You Think

Some 'revolutionary' gaming ideas have actually existed for decades and back then, people thought they were 'shit.'


8 Highlights from the Worst Nintendo Tutorial of the 80s

I know you think twenty dollars is a lot for a half hour video with tips on 5 or 6 games, but that's why you grew up watching WKRP in Cincinnatti and not saving princesses. Twenty dollars was nothing. We spent fifty dollars for Deadly Towers and hundreds of other games that were so bad they made us fear electricity.


6 Real Video Games That Were Too Insane To Release

A lot of money and work goes into making a video game, and sometimes all of it is wasted when the project gets cancelled. However, here are six insane examples of how that isn't always a bad thing.


5 Creepy Ways Video Games Are Trying to Get You Addicted

Video games? Addictive? Absolutely. And the designers did a damn good job, also.