Cracked Archive - Video Games


19 Video Game Background Characters: Where Are They Now?

There are a few iconic leading men and women in video games, but for the most part, their worlds are populated by extras. People and anthropomorphic objects whose job is to do the same thing over and over again. Which made us wonder what those characters are up to these days.


If Video Game Characters Found More Practical Solutions

Video games often make you shoot your way through miles of deadly enemies in order to find the key to unlock the door you could have easily shot open in the first place. A look at the easy solutions that would solve video game problems in minutes.


22 Video Games as Understood by Old People

Anyone who's ever received a gaming related gift knows that expectations should be directly tied to some combination of age and gaming experience. After having so many baffling interactions with our elders about gaming, we can't help but wonder what exactly they think we're doing with all of our time.


A Modern Game The '80s Wouldn’t Have Been Able to Survive

Some inventions come too late, and some would have collapsed the economy if they'd come any earlier.


27 Things You Never Noticed in Famous Video Games

Nothing is as simultaneously rewarding and frustrating as discovering a hidden cheat in a game you've played hundreds of times. And while it would basically be physically impossible for something to have escaped our eye on some games, we can always hold out hope. We asked you to show us the things that would blow the most minds if they were found h


7 Classic Video Games That Are Older Than You Think

If your game does something innovative that shapes the industry, we will remember it forever. Scratch that, someone else will do it and bury yours.


6 Reasons Modern Gaming Doesn't Suck: An Anti-Rant

We have all of these amazing, fantastic, borderline magical creations in our hands that, in many ways, dwarf all the wildest predictions of yesteryear -- and we've got the balls to stand around and bitch that they're taking too long to load. So I thought we could all stop the hate-coaster for a moment, and take a minute to reflect on what modern ga


17 Video Games in Venn Diagram Form

Most forms of entertainment come down to combining and recombining the same old ideas. Video games are a breath of fresh air in that respect. The fact that they're constantly working with new limitations, combined with Japan's influence have made it the source of some pretty startling originality. That hasn't stopped them from using the


The 6 Stupidest Video Game School Commercials

You know that throwing in a random game term doesn't magically make sense out of the rest of your sentence, right? If it did, then Donkey Kong for into my ping pong banana.


The 7 Dumbest Video Game Innovations That Actually Exist

Here are the ridiculous video game innovations nobody asked for, and yet somebody went ahead and made them real.


6 Video Games That Just Didn't Get It (And 6 That Did)

These are games that used real effort to miss the points harder than SEGA, and they added furry romance to a game about a killing robots with spikes.


If Real Life Had Video Game Glitches and Cheats

What if glitches, cheats and hacks also occasionally broke the rules of reality the way they do in video games. Imagine how annoying it would be when other people used them against you, or how great it would be when they helped you get out of an annoying task.


The 7 Most Elaborate Dick Moves in Online Gaming History

MMORGs are just like the rest of the internet -- no matter how big a dick you've seen, somewhere there's an even bigger one doing unspeakable things to people.


What 26 Video Game Characters Do With Their Down Time

Video game characters are like work friends. We only see them in their professional clothes, doing their job, trying not to let any dangerous hints of personality accidentally poke out. And like work friends, we'd imagine it would be a little jarring to encounter them at the Olive Garden.