By now finding a “haunted” cartridge is a scary video game story cliche, but one series in sells the tale better than the rest. Pokémon’s piracy problem, coupled with fan’s’ hunger to see a mature monster-collecting game allowed “Pokémon Black” to become one of the most famous Pokémon creepypasta to ever dwell on the…
Hell is a game about cooking eggs. Drop an egg into the pan and watch it sizzle before cracking another egg. But be careful: one wrong move will send you down a road full of demons, pirated DVDs, a Ruger pistol, and the devil himself. It’s bizarre, and it’s this week’s indie pick.
Guzzlord the Ultra Beast may have appeared in the original Sun and Moon, but the latest games introduce this monster in one of the creepiest scenes in modern Pokémon games.
On this week’s Fave This, Gita and guest Heather Alexandra talk about how games can benefit from being campy. Whether it’s Metal Gear Solid’s Vamp or Deadly Premonition’s sinner’s sandwiches, lots of games embrace how weird they are to be more fun.
The back page of Alex Hall’s economics textbook was filled with scribbles. Diagrams, notes, story beats, a web that formed an outline for his next update. By day, Hall was a student at St. Louis University, but after class he was writing what would become one of the most infamous internet ghost stories: Ben Drowned, a…
Over the last few weeks, a YouTube channel has been uploading a Let’s Play of a game called Petscop. On the surface, Petscop appears to be a peppy animal collecting game that was never officially released. Hiding underneath that, though, is a dark and fucked up game that references real-life child killings. Nobody can…
Pokémon may be famously cheery, but the series has its share of dark, spooky myths. The most famous of those have got to be the ones about Lavender Town.
Active Worlds is an MMO from 1995 that nobody really plays anymore. That’s where this story begins.
Over the years, people have battled and captured hundreds of Pokémon. And while everyone has their favorite, no pocket monster is as infamous as “Missingno.” That’s because Missingno isn’t quite a Pokémon at all.
Back in the day, arcades were no stranger to all sort of bullshit myths about cabinets and the games they housed. In this internet tall tale, one of those myths is true—and it’s the stuff of nightmares.
In 2011, a guy using the handle Cosbydaf wrote a story on the web about a Godzilla game he decided to revisit when he was a kid. It was a creepypasta—in other words, an internet tall tale intended to scare the hell out of anyone reading it.
Watch as one Elite: Dangerous player finds out first-hand just how terrifying exploring deep space can be.
Pokémon X & Y are rather happy-go-lucky games—that is, with the exception of a mysterious ghost girl that managed to freak players out last November. You'd think that by now, almost a year after her discovery, we'd know what her deal is...but no. She's still somewhat of an enigma.
The tragic events in Waukesha, in which two young girls are accused of stabbing a friend, have brought internet myth Slender Man into the mainstream spotlight. So much so that the Creepypasta wiki, unofficial home to stories involving the character (and others like him), has had to issue a statement confirming that he…
Creepypastas, or scary stories that circulate primarily on the internet, might frighten the heck out of us—but damn if they're not thrilling to read. It was only a matter of time before someone came along and actually made a book about them.
Gather 'round the fire, boys and girls. Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story...the tale of the mysterious Pokemon ghost girl.