Video Game Lies Wiki

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In the days before the internet, much fabrication was proliferated in school playgrounds across the globe. Most of the information about video games and the cheats, secrets and Easter eggs contained therein was spread via print magazines and word of mouth – and kids being kids, a portion of it was outright lies – mere childhood fantasy – perpetuated through “Chinese Whispers”

Probably the most infamous of these -  created by EGM for an April edition of their magazine – is one detailing both the existence of, and method to fight Sheng Long in Street Fighter II.

Somebody it seems, has a fondness for this misinformation, and has created the Video Game Lies Wiki, where you can read about the deceit that had you duped in your youth.
It’s fairly new and thus not quite exhaustive, but should provide an entertaining read for long-time gamers.

You can find the Video Game lies Wiki here

Let us know if you’d been fooled by any of these in your gaming infancy.

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: March 4, 2009

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Lupus

    You’ve linked your own link 😀

  • Lupus

    Nudalities had me back in school, we scoured through magazines and everything possible back then to try find them out. Man I miss those days, as around 1998 life got easier for cheats when websites like Happy Puppy popped up :-D.

  • Argh! you’d swear it was Monday.

    fixed!

  • My entire circle of friends got suckered by the Sheng Long gag. Naturally there were people who swore they’d managed to not only to reach him, but to beat him too.

  • I can remember seeing fake Mortal Kombat pics back in the day as well. We were all so gullible then.

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