10 Video Game Features Literally No One Asked For

Sometimes, you even have to be careful of what you didn't wish for.

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Video games are becoming bigger and bigger with each passing year.

With the constant competition between studios for the best-selling titles, developers are constantly on the hunt for new ideas, mechanics and features that they can work into their next game in the hopes of attracting a little extra critical acclaim.

Sometimes, it pays off. Games in recent years have become increasingly innovative, with much more variety in gameplay, tone and even basic mechanics that are doing their best to keep the industry from going stale.

Although for every brilliant idea, there's someone else with a contrastingly awful, ridiculous or simply unnecessary feature that they're ready to cram down our throats in whatever way possible.

There are the copycats, who tweak the successful ideas implemented by other games and fail miserably at achieving anything of note with it, and then the features that were intended to be groundbreaking that just felt way too forced.

Some of them may be more enjoyable than others and some are nothing more than an annoying distraction in an otherwise great game, but one thing is for certain: no one asked for them.

10. Realistic Horse Testicles: Red Dead Redemption 2

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Starting with what may be one of the most ridiculous video game features ever conceived, this one got a lot of media attention when it was first announced.

Equal parts unnecessary and childishly hilarious, Red Dead Redemption 2 took realism just a step too far with the private parts of its equine characters - the male ones, at least.

Some would argue that for the horses to have visible assets at all is somewhat of a pointless feature, but the big brains at Rockstar decided to up the ante another notch anyway, and make sure that the horses' testicles react to the changes in climate as you traverse Red Dead's harsh Western setting.

Red Dead Redemption 2 also offers you the ability to take on a first-person perspective, meaning that if you find yourself so inclined, you can crouch down behind your horse for a good look.

Check it out for yourself, but expect to feel a singular sense of private shame as you inspect the testicles of your in-game mount.

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