The Stupid, Stupid Logic Behind Video Games, Explained

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With all of the games and apps that are out, and all of the platforms to play them on, you'd think developers would have hammered out the bizarro in-universe logic that's always been a thing. Nope. Video games make less sense than ever.

So as a public service, we asked readers to come up with charts explaining the convoluted logic behind common video games and apps. The winner is below, but first, the runners-up:

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Entry by E. J. Diaz

How lockpicking works in Fallaut 1. You find a shattered door (100 Skill Points) YOU need a Totkpicf Need akiof ron oek to this lock master the abilit

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Entry by Sonny Time

STEALTH GAMES Guard alerted by noise from another guard Guard alerted by noise from you

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Entry by T. S. Obiech

THE CRACKED CON EV L WTHIN FATALITY! ITEMS OF LETHALITY IT'S JUST A FLESH WOUND! SPIKES IN HEAD KNIFE IN HEAD

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SCORE 600 TIME 0:48 RINGS O 18 Cannot breathe. 58/ N 37 Water SCORE 2000 TIME 1:51 RINGS 8 Breathes just fine. Space

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Entry by Sonny Time

Fallgut Accuracy What the system claims it will hit versus what it actually hits. 95 % 25 % 25 % 25 25 % Expected Outcome: Actual Outcomes: Head shot

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Entry by MrDrew

The Stupid, Stupid Logic Behind Video Games, Explained

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Entry by PollyDarton

The Stupid, Stupid Logic Behind Video Games, Explained

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

CRACKEDcO Item cost in Pokemon: 1,000,000 800 200 Fresh Some A water vitamins bicycle

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Only CRACKED.COM a small percentage of real bats are rabid. Legend of Zelda bats: 100% of them put you 6% closer to dead if you touch them.

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

The Stupid, Stupid Logic Behind Video Games, Explained

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

Shotgun damage in shooter games: Power DLIMIIN 0 Distance CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Sonny Time

grand theft aUgo Wanted level progression Harass a cop Attack a cop Kill a cop Kill more cops Kill even more cops Enter apartment All is forgiven

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Entry by masta_X

CALLFDUTY OF ASSIGNMENT OF TASKS CANL DUTY AT Wia ORLD You CALPOUTY WAR MODERN Team-mate(s) Ma CRACKED.COM CALLOUTY

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Entry by T. S. Obiech

A WAOTHW KDNG DIL I I wILL FIND YOU AND I WILL KILL YOU AWARE ZVA7AAZA7 NTIENCE BARREL MIGHT ROLL DOWN RANDOM LADDER NONE NONE ENGULFED BARREL FIRE

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

EKIT RESIDENT EVIL c 1271 ol 255 Fine CA A single item slot can only have one of the following: A submachine gun (6 lbs) A rocket launcher (26.6 lbs)

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Entry by Sonny Time

Defeat non-humanoid mobs Find humanoid loot Fallaut