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Top video game glitches

We’ve all come across at least one glitch during our gaming lives. But here Phil takes a look at the most entertaining specimens gifted to us by the coding gurus in development studios around the world!


Phil says…

Most of the time video game bugs and glitches are the bane of our gaming lives, preventing us from making progress or rearing their ugly heads just as we’re about to pull off some awesome gameplay. I’ve come across countless bugs in multiplayer titles that either ruin the experience or are exploited by other players to give them an advantage. Let us put those aside and take a look at the glitches that brighten out day and cause us to laugh out loud when we weren’t expecting it.

Hopefully your web browser doesn’t hate me after loading these many videos (in no particular order)… but think of the hilarity.

1. Red Dead Redemption: pimp my horse and cart

Name: Red Dead Redemption
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Release date: May 2010
PEGI rating: 18
Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox 360
More information: Official website

Pimping rides goes back over a hundred years when the trend first began with the good old horse and cart combo. Obviously it was still early days for the hobby as there were a number of issues to resolve with the unstable carts and nervous horses.

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2. Heavy Rain: Shaun!

Name: Heavy Rain
Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Release date: February 2010
PEGI rating: 18
Platforms: PlayStation 3
More information: Heavy Rain Wiki

This rare glitch occurs in what is meant to be an emotional scene and I dare you to watch the whole video and not laugh, even if it’s just at the dude laughing behind the camera.

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3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: just an ordinary day, apparently

Name: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release date: November 2011
PEGI rating: 18
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
More information: Official website

Nope, not an ordinary day at all but a hilarious one. They had me in stitches already with the man running atop his horse-shaped treadmill but if you’re not laughing after the acrobatics start, then I hope the attacking bear wins you over because otherwise you simply are not human. Just wait until the bear stops attacking in awe of the guy’s skill and then you’ll be chuckling.

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4. Battlefield 3: giraffe man

Name: Battlefield 3
Developer: DICE
Publisher: EA
Release date: XOctober 2011X
PEGI rating: 16
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
More information: Official website

Unfortunately this entertaining glitch only existed during the beta phase and was fixed before the game was released. It could have easily been used as a tactic to distract your enemy otherwise.

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5. FIFA 12: the award-winning kiss

Name: XXX
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: EA
Release date: September 2011
PEGI rating: 3
Platforms: 3DS, Android, iOS, Mac, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Wii
More information: Official website

I’m not a big fan of football games myself but it’s nice to know a lot of thought goes into making them appeal to all audiences with the addition of this goal celebration.

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6. Fallout: New Vegas: getting ahead

Name: Fallout: New Vegas
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release date: October 2010
PEGI rating: 18
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
More information: Official website

No, this isn’t a tip about how to progress efficiently in Fallout: New Vegas but a warning to those taking a visit to Doctor Mitchell. Once he starts spinning his head it’s time to leave. Jump to 0:56 in the video for the creepiest moment and proof that you should escape as soon as possible before things get too kinky.

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7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: I believe I can fly

Name: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release date: November 2011
PEGI rating: 18
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
More information: Official website

Yep, Skyrim is back again but this time with the flying horse. Watch the video below to enjoy flying-horse-pinball followed by some soothing music by R. Kelly, before the rather unsuccessful landing during the finale.

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8. The Sims 3: toddler from hell

Name: The Sims 3
Developer: The Sims Studio
Publisher: EA
Release date: June 2009
PEGI rating: 12
Platforms: Mac, PC
More information: Official website

There are a number of videos online for The Sims 3 that document the freaky children in and all of bugs they fall victim to. This is an example of one of the most scariest. KILL IT WITH FIRE!

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9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: spider disco

Name: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release date: November 2011
PEGI rating: 18
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
More information: Official website

Skyrim… again!? Yep. Just deal with it.

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That’ll do for videos as I’m sure your web browser has had enough by now. Be sure to let us know in the comments section below about any other hilarious gaming bugs I’ve missed off. Enjoy!

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