I tried to warn the world two years ago that every company involved in the production of video games is a gang of treacherous liars. Not only was my shocking exposé snubbed by the Pulitzer committee, it also somehow didn’t grind the world’s largest entertainment industry to a halt. So let’s try again: here’s my latest Cracked article, 5 Shameless Lies Video Game Companies Got Away With (Almost).
Nobody likes a cheap knock-off—that’s why you never hear anyone try to order Dr. Thunder at a restaurant. And it’s no better when you pay $30 for wrestling tickets only to find out the main event is Andrew the Giant versus “Macho Guy” Sandy Ravage. Check out my new WhatCulture article, 7 Wrestlers Who Were Blatant Knock-offs.
If you’ve ever found yourself playing video games for thirty-five hours non-stop, remember to thank the 80s CEO whose temper tantrum is directly responsible for your favorite hobby/debilitating addiction. Check out my latest Cracked article, The Crazy Coincidence That Saved Video Games Forever.
An integral judiciary is the backbone of a functioning democracy, but sometimes it really does seem like the courts are just fucking with us. Check out my latest WhatCulture article, 8 Weird Questions That Courts Have Legally Answered.
If you ever felt like Mario had a more violent side he wasn’t showing us, it turns out you were right all along. Check out my latest WhatCulture article, 10 Features You Didn’t Know Were Cut From Classic Video Games, to see how Nintendo very nearly gave us Super Rambo Bros.
Video game consoles go through a lot of changes before they hit stores. Some are pretty well-publicized, like that time Microsoft almost prevented you from sharing Xbox One games as an experiment to see how many people they could sell a PlayStation 4. Others are a little lesser known, and for those, you should check out my first article on WhatCulture, 7 Beloved Video Game Consoles That Were Almost Completely Different.
Death is depressing enough without General Mills using it to hawk Cheerios and Hamburger Helper. Check out my latest Cracked.com article, 5 Well-Meaning Tributes That Went Shockingly Wrong. If nothing else, it’ll give your ghost some valuable perspective for when your family spells your name wrong in your obit.