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Submitted by iamnsuperman 579d ago | opinion piece

6 Video Game Urban Legends That Are Actually Hoaxes

It might not seem that way now, with all of our Crackeds and JDates and forums dedicated to bodybuilding, but once upon a time the Internet used to be filled with huge nerds. Much of the earliest traffic on the Internet was in fact dedicated to these nerds' favorite pastimes, two of the most popular being "video games" and "fucking with other nerds." And when these two passions inevitably combined, a spectacular amount of disinformation was soon spread about video games around the Internet: fantastic hoaxes, artfully constructed of lies, built on a foundation of doctored screenshots.

Here are some of the most famous examples.

By: Chris Bucholz (Culture, Final Fantasy VII, Pokemon Blue, Pokemon Red, Street Fighter 2, Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Tomb Raider)

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