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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 2012.
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The Most Rewarding Glitch Ever – Borderlands 2
Bad News Bears – MLB 2K12
The Man In The Box – Max Payne 3
Wield The Dog – Dragon's Dogma
Pinata Head – Sniper Elite V2
The Bashful Conversation – Mass Effect 3
Attack of the Killer Head – NeverDead
The Dancing Readcoat – Assassin's Creed III
Spawning Into Oblivion – Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Singing Dogs – Far Cry 3
Super Domestic Violence – Dishonored
The Hercules Check – NHL 13
The Glitch of the Year
The Player Impact Engine – FIFA 13
We normally award the Glitchie to one specific glitch, but this year the FIFA 13 physics engine was the gift that kept on giving. Take a look at this amazing greatest hits collection of crazy animation glitches.
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Haha Dishonored was awesome!
The FIFA glitch is hilarious. Good choice.
HAAAAAAAA AC3 glitch was funny as hell. Seems the British can 2-step. YOU GOT SERVED!!!
Wow, no LEGO games. Lord of the Rings glitched for me all the time.
Ha ha ha loved the AC3 glitch. British are pros at 2-step'n!
Me and my friends invented couching in Call Of Duty. Find the nearest couch and relax.
what about infinitely spawning Archilles when I was playing I had 4 of him in the same room at one point.
AC 3 has many glitches that it should be named the winner of this year's prize for the game with most glitches.... poor horses :(
Wish I had video of a glitch I got in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I had an animation glitch that made it look like I was doing a stealth takedown of a chair.
I'm serious -- it was hillarious. I wish I had been capturing video at the time.
Fifa 13 - 1:24 mark
WHOA, WHOA...whoa....whoa....hrm. May as well enjoy it. WHEEEEEEEE!
The Chara Hit isn't a glitch when Chara performs the check. He knocks opponents down just by standing in their way.
Pretty good glitches.
That video of Fifa 13 just sold it for me. I now must get that amazingness!!
Man o man dishonored boot to the face is hilarious!
Some funny glitches, and surprising to see them in some big name games as well.
I feel like AC3 deserves more than just one entry on this list. Some of the glitches I've experienced in that game:
A cut scene where one character's mouth didn't have any animation so it just looked like he was thinking really loud
In the hunt for the white cougar cut scene Myriam didn't load and was just a floating musket
Set off an alarm after a group of American soldiers killed a British soldier in my presence and apparently decided to blame me for it
Boarded a British ship in one of the naval missions and all of the screams were for females instead of males
just to name a few.
(To be fair I'm not sure if the last one was a glitch or just an obscure reference to Yellowbeard)
The BL2 one should've won I think. Those guys are so lucky. And out of all of these I've only gotten 2, the ME3 one and the AC3 one.