Cracked Archive - Video Games

The 10 Most Insulting Things Video Games Charged Money For

Downloadable content for games sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, companies more or less extort your money for this subpar content.


The 8 Creepiest Glitches Hidden in Popular Video Games

Is it simply lines of code, or demonic possession? You be the judge.


5 Ways 'Arkham City' Proves I'm Under Qualified to be Batman

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.


5 Real Skills Video Games Have Secretly Been Teaching Us

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.


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.


How Video Game Characters Really Use the Items They Collect

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.


14 Video Game Deleted Scenes That Explain Everything

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.


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.