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Sometimes they're entertaining, and sometimes they make you want to throw your controller across the room in frustration, but any way you look at it, glitches are an ever-present part of the gaming experience. Despite thousands of hours of play testing and millions of lines of code, almost no game is safe from the occasional technological breakdown. We combed the web to find video evidence of the most egregious and laughable errors. Here are the most notable gameplay glitches of 2011, plus one lifetime achievement award for a game that's featured the same annoying glitch for years.
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When you watch a hockey game, you expect thunderous slap shots, players flying down the ice at breakneck speeds, and bone-crushing hits. You don't expect to see a guy go in for a little back door lovin' in front of a crowd of 18,000. This public display of affection brings new meaning to the term "stick handling."
As long as Bethesda has been making open-world role-playing games, players have been getting stuck on rock formations in mountainous regions far from civilization. When a game has as much content and such a vast continent to explore like Skyrim, bugs undoubtedly come with the territory. But you'd think after five entries Bethesda would have found a replicable solution for this all-too frequent dilemma. Congratulations Bethesda on your lifetime achievement award!
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These were all pretty great.
Infamous 2's was easily my favorite, although the winner definitely deserved it.
Love the article. The NHL glitch was awesome!
Made my day!
This is going to be AWESOME!
my favorite was the dead space one.
Like normal Watching Soccer Fails never get old. Yet seeing FIFA 12 Impact Engine Fails made me laugh more than watching the highlights of the real thing. And I am not a Soccer guy.
The fifa was the greatest.
I love how the award statue is a dumpy looking weakling.
AND THE WINNER IS...SKYRIM! for........EVERYTHING!
Oh man, I was laughing so hard while watching the FIFA glitches. They are my favorite by far. I call the first one, the Loch Ness leg...Nessie leg for short.
Love this one! these things are allways very frustrating when it happens, but allways fun when you look at em! :D
Go big or go home!
Dead Island is the most fun I've ever had with glitches and the like. There are a few on this site that know of what I speak. :)