Downloadable content for games sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, companies more or less extort your money for this subpar content.
Is it simply lines of code, or demonic possession? You be the judge.
Look, I know it's highly unlikely that I would have ever been Batman, but I just didn't think the option would be completely off the table at this point in my life, you know? Yes, I'm poor, cowardly, out of shape, and the only thing I want to 'avenge' is that time somebody took one of my beers out of the company fridge without asking.
Video games have been teaching us all sorts of skills for years now, it's just that we don't always think to thank them for it.
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.
The East didn't stop making crazy ass games. They just stopped shipping them west.
We've got nothing against collectors. But when you see a guy go out of his way to fill his pockets with identical trinkets in the middle of a life or death situation that requires him to stay light on his feet, it makes you wonder what the hell he's doing with it.
Video games aren't even trying to make sense most of the time. Deleted scenes that would render some of the more baffling pixelated universes logical.
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.
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.
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.
There are some spectacular douche bags out there who have put more work into screwing with strangers than should be humanly possible.
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.