Video games provide great entertainment and recreation for millions of people. They are also good for keeping children occupied and not getting on their parent’s nerve. While video games are a fun and exciting part of our culture; they are also a part of the strange and unusual part of our reality.
There are some myths that emerged within the genre of video games. These myths have been around for many years and they emerged from various different sources. Like all myths, there is some truth to these stories. So, let’s explore these video game myths that somehow became true.
Tony Montana’s Shower Scene in Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto is a top rate video game that has reached legendary status within the gaming world. The game is loaded with all sorts of hidden places, special bonuses and amazing effects. In the game, a few players stumbled across an apartment that was taken from the film Scarface. It is located at the Ocean Beach complex in apartment 3C. Once players enter the apartment they will see the same set up that is almost identical to the one in the film. This video game myth turned out to be true.
Resident Evil the Rebecca Chambers Connection
Resident Evil is one of the world’s best video game franchise that has even been made into a film series. A myth about this game emerged back in the 90s when this series was still was new. The myth stated that a picture of Rebecca Chambers was available within the game. This is true. A person can get a picture of Rebecca but they have to search Police Chief’s Albert Wesker’s desk at least 50 times to get it. This myth is available in Resident Evil 2.
The Perverted Mr. Friendly from Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 is a game that continues the struggle for humanity in their war against the Combine. There were plenty of horrible creatures in Half-Life 2. However, there was one video game character that was more disturbing than anything that could be imagined. Its name is Mr. Friendly and it is truly an abomination.
Mr. Friendly was originally created by Half-Life 2 developers as a means to unnerve video game players who are primarily boys. This creature was added to the game to “rape” its victims to death. It had a manly appeal with unnatural sexual organs. This creature had to be taken out of the game because it was too disturbing to have around. However, some titles with Mr. Friendly did surface. After reading this most people probably do not want to encounter this real-life video game myth.
The Myth of Reptile in Mortal Kombat
Reptile is a part of the Mortal Kombat universe but before he became a main character within the franchise; he was a mythological opponent. When the first Mortal Kombat was released people kept talking about a green ninja that was similar to Sub-Zero and Scorpion. However, only few people had ever encountered him at the time.
At the time, players had to decrypt hints and perform a double flawless victory to access him within the game. Back when Mortal Kombat was first released this myth had spread like wild fire and players everywhere wanted to gain access to Reptile. After the second release, everyone had immediate access to this character.
Sonic 3 Music Score was Composed by Michael Jackson
The former King of Pop (Michael Jackson) had made the music to Sonic: The Hedgehog 3. Jackson helped to make the music but he never took credit for it because he did not like the sound quality. He thought it was inferior to his brand and quality of music. Still, the music was kept for the video game; though it was significantly altered from its original sound.
E.T. The Extraterrestrial Video Game got Dumped
Many people remember E.T. the Extraterrestrial movie by Steven Spielberg. What they might not remember is the video game that went along with the film. This video game is considered one of the worst titles in the history of the genre. It was made in only 6 weeks and once it hit the market fans were hugely disappointed.
People started to return the game in large droves. Once Atari (the video games producers) got the game back; they had a surplus of this unit. They had no way of getting rid of them. So, someone at the company decided to bury them in New Mexico.
A rumor went around for years stating that Atari had buried all of those extra copies of E.T. However, no believed it or could prove it. In 2014 the myth became reality. The dumpsite where the games were at was unearthed and all of the copies of E.T. were discovered. It was true that Atari did dump the games and this myth is now the truth.