Nobody enjoys encountering a video game bug or glitch.
Whether you’re on the receiving end of an unstable game world, falling through the floor into the infinite void, or tearing your hair out as a video game developer who JUST CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHY THE MAIN CHARACTER HASN’T GOT A FACE ANYMORE, it’s a moment sure to pull you out of any sense of immersion.
A problem that affects nearly every single game on the market, from tiny bedroom indie projects all the way up to million-dollar flagship franchises, while a fair few of these are easily patched or even modded out of existence by dedicated fans, there are a few extreme examples that are just plain deadly.
Curious how things can get so bad? Well, welcome to the wonderful world of video games.
From conflicts in the code that can end up deleting your save files all the way to bricking your entire console, these game-breaking bugs really do live up to their name, as your playtime is about to be obliterated.
8. Enter The Matrix - Taking The Blue Pill
As anyone who is familiar with The Matrix series will be able to tell you, those willing to look beyond the world around them do so by taking a rather dodgy-looking pill.
By swallowing the red pill you dive down the rabbit hole, or if you fancy a steak with digital dripping you can pop a bluey and stay comfy in code-land.
And it seems that when it comes to Enter The Matrix, the game decided it’d had enough of the action and peaced out early, throwing up its own blue pill in the form of a blue screen of death.
This horrific bug would trigger sometimes during the boss fight in the mansion, and its effects could be utterly catastrophic, either forcing the player to reload a save or even worse, resetting the entire game, wiping their save, and forcing them to go through the entire experience again.
Annoyingly this wouldn’t change your chances of the bug happening all over again.