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Game Informer's Third Annual Glitchie Awards

by Matt Bertz on Dec 31, 2012 at 05:00 AM

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.