29 Video Game Features With Just Bonkers Backstories

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For every video game character, level, weapon, and landscape, there's a reason it got there. And sometimes, that reason is super weird. Here are the strangest stories we could find, behind well-known features of familiar video games.

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A developer on Batman: Arkham Asylum spent two years on nothing but the titular character's cape. YOU ARE UNDSR CLOSE SRYERLAN They had to create 700

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Oblivion's original Radiant Al was too smart to ship. In one case, a quest became impossible to complete in testing because skooma addicts kept killin

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29 Video Game Features With Just Bonkers Backstories

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The corpses in Dead Space are medically accurate. After the producer deemed the initial designs for the corpses not scary enough, the developing team

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NDLO A bug from another game inspired Devil May Cry's iconic feature where the main character can suspend enemies mid-air using continuous attacks. Co

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Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series originally looked a lot like Johnny Knoxville. Developer Naughty Dog based the character model on the Jackass sta

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Fallut3 CRACKEDOON Due to nuclear warfare still being a sensitive subject in Japan, the Japanese version of Fallout 3 does not give the player the opt

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CRACKEDCON Overwatch sound designer Paul Lackey wanted the game's hit confirmation sound effect to be satisfying to hear but couldn't find one, until

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GEOMETRY WARS STARTED AS AN ANALOG STICK TEST. While working on the Xbox prototype hardware, the developers of Project Gotham Racing encountered issue

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The brown-on-blue color scheme in the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man was a result of the company having a rule against black backgrounds for non-space

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Counter Strike started out as a free Half-Life multiplayer mod that was created by two college students. A year later, the mod got so popular it was i

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John Romero's head behind the Doom lI end boss was a joke the artists put in, thinking Romero wouldn't know. The head is behind the spot you shoot to

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Originallyh Mario and Luigi were identical twins When Luigi was introduced in Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. his character was just the same as Mar

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CRACKEDc Nintendo's hit real-time strategy/ puzzle game, Pikmin, was born from a tech demo featuring Mario. Dubbed as Super Mario 128, the demo featur

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Donkey Kong 64 was bundled with the N64 expansion pak because of a single bug. FECANSION DONKEY AK Onhrer INCLUDEDE KONG G DX4 COLLECTOR'S EDITION YEL

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Sonic the Hedgehog was initially a rabbit. Developer Yuji Naka wanted to give the character a somersault attack, but later figured that it'd make zero

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CRACKEDC COM STARDEWY VALLEY began as a C# exercise. Computer science graduate Eric Concernedape Barone wanted to improve his coding skill after his

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Scott Cawthon created Five Nights at Freddy's animatronic mascots after his previous game was mocked for being inadvertently terrifying. Cawthon devel

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STARCRAFT During development Blizzard had trouble keeping the harvesting units from bunching up together like L.A. traffic because of their pathfindin

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Axton from Borderlands 2 is bisexual thanks to a code screw up. When playing as Axton and reviving another player, there's a chance a flirtatious dial

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kay got its iconic art A style thanks to Playstation 2 limitations. At the start of development, Okami was using realistic graphics, but due to the ga

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CRACKEDO The sounds Minecraft's ghasts make are the sound designer's vocalizations and the noises of his cat being disturbed in its sleep.