8 Weird Video Game Urban Legends & Hoaxes

8 Weird Video Game Urban Legends & Hoaxes

Spread in trade magazines and on playgrounds, video game urban legends are a fun little corner of the gaming community. There's no end to the hoaxes, fakes, and spooky stories revolving around video game, but here I'm going to focus on 8 (mostly) pre-internet tall tails.

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Huh, been expecting the Cow Level that was rumoured to be in the first Diablo to make it here. Not only was the hoax so popular it got made into reality in the sequel, it's also a pretty obvious inspiration for the Chicken Level in Dungeon Siege.

On an unrelated note:

Kevin Thielenhaus:
But that hasn't stopped rapid fans for calling on Sheng Long's phantom inclusion in future entries.

I agree, some fans just need to slow down :D

I have to roll my eyes at #7

Ugicywapih:
Huh, been expecting the Cow Level that was rumoured to be in the first Diablo to make it here. Not only was the hoax so popular it got made into reality in the sequel, it's also a pretty obvious inspiration for the Chicken Level in Dungeon Siege.

And it was also a cheat code in StarCraft: there is no cow level.

But speaking of Blizzard stuff, I do fondly remember the gem thing they had in Battle.net in D2. It was a simple UI ornament of a gem and you could click it to toggle it being lit up. Nobody knew exactly what the purpose of it was, but there were wild rumours about it - supposedly having all players light up the gem could lead to something, or having certain patterns of gems, or even having to light it up a different amount of times. People asked Blizzard what the gem does and the answer was "It's working as intended". Which was brilliant.

Later on the true function of it was revealed: it did exactly nothing.

What? No 17th Colossus? No Mew hiding under a truck? Also, "Gonan."

 

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