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5 amazing game glitches
As games become more complex, there’s all the more scope for things to go wrong in hilarious ways. And brilliantly, YouTube makes it easy to capture these moments of madness for posterity, even after the games are inevitably patched by shame-faced developers.
Here we celebrate five unintentionally hilarious bugs. Enjoy!
5. Fallout New Vegas will make your head spin
A bug in a game the size of Fallout is pretty much expected. It’s enormous. But you’d have thought that the neck of literally the first character you speak to in game snapping and spinning round might have at least made an intern’s email checklist of possible bugs?
4. FIFA Soccer 13 player’s goal celebrations turn romantic
It’s in! He’s scored the winning goal and… hang on, how is he celebrating? Oh my.
3. Tiger Woods walks on water
Turns out Tiger Woods had a hidden skill in the 2008 edition of the annual EA golf sim. He can take shots from water, without having a penalty shot added. What a pro.
To EA Sports’ credit, they acknowledged the bug and used it as their marketing for Tiger Woods 09. See? It wasn’t a bug.
2. Heavy Rain’s (SHAAAAUN!) dramatic ending (SHAAAAAUN!) spoiled
As you might imagine in a game about a serial killer abducting and then drowning children, Heavy Rain is not so big on the belly laughs. Which is why this glitch from the closing scene is so wonderful. An overenthusiastic player managed to break the inputs, meaning he could make Ethan shout ‘Shaun’ whenever he felt like. Which it turns out is often.
- Contains big old spoilers if you haven’t played Heavy Rain.
1. All singing, all dancing Alien in Colonial Marines
Aliens: Colonial Marines wasn’t short of a bug or two, but few were as wholly unexpectedly funny as YouTube user grizzl360 made it with the simple addition of music. Turn up the volume on this one if you want to fully appreciate it: we promise you won’t regret it.