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Video Game Rumors So Bad You Want Them To Be True

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“Infinity Ward are combining Zelda with Professor Layton. The twist? It's going to feature Bayonetta as an unlockable character.” “Sega are combining Forza with Minesweeper. The twist? It's being written by JJ Abrams.” Ok, I’d play those. And you? You’d want such things to exist, wouldn’t you? If only to see how bad they might be? Yeah, you would.

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It’s pretty much always true that the craziest rumors are the most tantalizing. And that’s why it’s so great that a bunch of people—namely Sean Bell of Midnight Resistance, Matthew Castle and Chris Spann—recently teamed up to make the Game Rumor Generator. Game Rumor Generator trawls the collective subconscious of the game enthusiast hivemind and seems to pull out the most awesome and/or nightmare-inducing scenarios. Like this one: “Infinity Ward are combining Starfox with Journey. The twist? It's only available after 4am in France.” The very basis for the tool taps into the impulse that drives modders to do their own legally impossible crossovers.

Go get some totally baseless rumors of your own at Midnight Resistance and share them below. And, everyone, we know that the next step is to have a game jam around these fake enterprises, right? Someone make that happen.

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GAME RUMOUR GENERATOR [Midnight Resistance]

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DISCUSSION

You know what rumor I heard once I wish was true even today? That the new Xbox and PS4 were the same console.

Seriously a year ago when the stats of both systems were leaked, some people guessed they were the same console cause even now it's been confirmed they have the same chipset, same graphics processor, same 8GB of ram, BluRay. I even read recently that no two competing game consoles have even been so similar in spec.