Just when you’re expecting a satirically goofy take on what makes video games different from other forms of art, Cracked goes ahead and doles out a semi-serious, mostly on-point article about that very point. You’ll laugh but you’ll also nod in agreement, too.
I have a problem. You probably do too, if you're a gamer. I'm talking about the inability to stop using life-restoring phoenix downs. But, that's just something in a video game. What if they actually existed, what if we could use phoenix downs in real life?
An article at Cracked.com explores the fact that every human being on the planet is born with super powers, from telepathy to heightened senses - we just grow out of them.
Cracked takes a thoughtful look at what five iconic v8-bit video game characters would look like if their sprites were magically granted life. The results are just a wee bit disturbing.
Cracked, when I was a kid, was an extremely poor knock-off of MAD, but I really have to applaud what that brand is doing online. Totally different from the editorial mission of the old magazine, but much better. And not just because it provides me lists for the weekend.