Submitted by Jio 1669d ago | article

8 Creepy Video Game Urban Legends (that happen to be true)

The urban legends of every era always seem to reflect whatever teenagers are doing at the time: Forty years ago, they told stories about serial killers attacking kids making out in cars and escaped criminals hiding in someone's backseat, because they didn't have jetpacks yet. Today, most young people seem to spend their time sitting or standing in front of video game screens, so it makes sense that we should get legends like ... (Arcade, Culture, Mario Galaxy 2, Portal, Portal 2, Retro, Wii, World of Warcraft)

Urrakia34  +   1669d ago
Very nice and entertaining article.
FACTUAL evidence  +   1669d ago
yes it was, not gunna lie though...it's like 9;30 and i'm sorta creeped out...i'm gunna go to my girls house, and hopefully i don't run into the "slender man".
trippyaaron  +   1669d ago
dude i cant get slender man out of my head either... its creepy as hell
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sobekflakmonkey  +   1669d ago
Yeup, it's definitely refreshing reading an article this good, lately everything on here has just been crap. No Joke either..
cannon8800  +   1669d ago
Wow polybius is really freaking weird... watch this, its kind of disturbing about this game. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
PhoenixDevil  +   1669d ago
I aint gonna lie I opened that video saw something about subliminal messages and was like 'fuck this'

but that WoW one with the kids, now thats a harsh direct message gotta love some of this creepy crap :P
Squall_Leonhart  +   1669d ago
Not bad, I liked the read and didn't even know about some of these things.
captain-obvious  +   1669d ago
those last 2 where really whats real good in this article
Squall_Leonhart  +   1669d ago
Most definitely I hadn't even heard of that game until now. Wonder if what they say about it is true.
limewax  +   1669d ago
Polybius reeks of Urban Myth and nothing more, The idea of any video media being able to take such effect on people without known conditions sounds pretty unlikely.

I just dont see it being too plausible really, But yeah, great article
KeiserSosay4788  +   1669d ago
Wow, nice read. Hardly see an article worth completing nowadays. Like Mr. Obvious said, the last few were really good. Although, the shadow people in hell valley were awesome!
Lich120  +   1669d ago
Yeah isn't it weird that one of the few articles worth reading isn't on a gaming website but rather on cracked.
PhoenixDevil  +   1669d ago
I first read a cracked article based on a story on here about fallout new Vegas and it was so funny and well written, like this article, that it kept me going back to that site. If you've got some free time or bored at work its defiantly worth it
HardCover  +   1669d ago
I always loved the Braid story. The imagery is too brilliant to be a coincidence :)
Cerberus29  +   1669d ago
The Polybius one is bogus. All the others seem legit though. On a side note, anyone who liked this article should check out cracked.com more often, that s**t is hilarious.
MidnytRain  +   1669d ago
Wow, sitting at a static screen for two hours is such an arbitrary requirement. I really do wonder how people even find stuff like that.

As far as Luigi's shadow, this video provides an explanation/theory:

ReservoirDog316  +   1669d ago
Haha, that was fun. Makes me want to finally finish smg2.
Sagetech  +   1669d ago
Truly an interesting read, it's refreshing to see an article other than "SONY HACKED WORLD IS GONNA EXPLODE IF PSN DOESNT GET BACK ONLINE SOON" and such.
Electroshocked  +   1669d ago
Seriously great article, awesome read, pretty creepy though if you ask me.
rumplstilts  +   1669d ago
Love me some Cracked.
AWBrawler  +   1669d ago
oh wow! didn't know about the Earthbound Fetus and Daisy eye
RememberThe357  +   1669d ago
This was one of the funnest articles I've read in a long time.

Thumbs up for the algebra reference, "Madness!" lol
Fez  +   1669d ago
Simpson's arcade machine...

One button and the words "Property of the US Government" - brilliant!

LawlessOne  +   1669d ago
GR8 article, keep up the good work!
MiyagiSPG  +   1668d ago
Awesome article :) pretty freaked out but hey great read overall lol :)
Nate-Dog  +   1668d ago
Brilliant article, great work.
lizard81288  +   1668d ago
wow, that mario one with the shadow people is a bit creepy

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