Bugs in video games have been around since... well.. video games. It doesn't matter if the game is small or big. It's irrelevant if it was made by a tiny team or an army of developers. It's inconsequential if it was tested by a dozen programmers for hundreds of hours; every game has glitches that the creators managed to miss.
If these malfunctions are harmless, they can be entertaining or downright hysterical for gamers. When you watch NPCs floating, limbs contorting, or animations not synching up, it's hard not to crack up. Sometimes, it can be more fun than playing the game normally.
But that's not always the case. Some video game errors are so devastating, they can stop you dead in your tracks, wipe your save file, erase your memory card, break the game, or, worst of all, brick your console.
But every once in a while, you can stumble on a defect that manages to be game-breaking AND hilarious! The glitch may make you lose your progress or destroy your game but it may just have been funny enough to make it worth it.
James Egan has written 80 books including
1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Supervillains Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about The Greatest Films Ever Made Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Video Games Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about TV Shows Vol. 1-3
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