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Top Video Game Glitches to Bust Your Gut

Video games are fun, but sometimes the best Easter eggs are developer screw-ups. Yes, the glitches.  You know you’ve all seen the gifs of FIFA players dry humping each other circulating Reddit. So why not list the best and worst of video game graphic fails? Some laughter in the office will do you some good anyway.  So here it is, a list of the top video game glitches for you to cringe or cry yourselves laughing over. It might be time to start rethinking those release dates, game developers.

1. Layers of Fear

There’s nothing quite like an Easter egg in a videogame where characters start running into things. This well-known Twitch user, Jerma, found one in Layers of Fear that makes him melt down for a solid six minutes. It’s best you stretch your cheek muscles before viewing.

2. Heavy Rain

Out of popular demand, we added the following to our list. Heavy Rain had a game glitch where a character would scream “SHAUN” over and over during a cut scene, and even throughout later gameplay. The user-shot video isn’t the best quality but the laughs are incredible. Be sure to look over your shoulder before you start shedding tears of pure senseless joy.

Blizzard Gives Diablo 3 Auction House Failing Grade, Slates for Removal

Looks like Uncle Bob will have to get a real job, because he won’t be able to farm those legendaries and flip them on the auction house for cold, hard cash.

Blizzard announced yesterday that the Diablo 3 Auction Houses have been slated for closure. Loved by some and loathed by others, both the Diablo 3 gold and real-money auction houses will be removed from the game on March 19th, 2014. While Blizzard argue the auction house provides a safe and secure place for players to trade items, they also feel it undermines the central pillar of D3 gameplay: kill stuff to find items to make your character more powerful.

A common complaint from the playerbase is how the auction house is by far the most efficient method to gear up a character. The problem is, it’s a flawed reward system. Players receive no surge of excitement or sense of accomplishment when buying an item vs. seeing it drop off of a powerful enemy they’ve just defeated.  But why spend a copious amount of hours praying for an upgrade to drop when you could simply spend five minutes and five million gold (or five dollars) at the auction house?  People may be inclined to take the path of least resistance, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into FUN. Game Director Josh Mosquiera agrees—perhaps 8 months too late for some players.