101 MORE things we've learned from games

Due to the positive feedback for our original “101 things” article, I’ve created a sequel to tickle your imagination bone. Thanks all to those who suggested additional entries in the comments – it’s possible you’ll find your own ideas included here!

1. If you face in a certain direction so that there are a lot of people, objects, shiny surfaces, and/or you can see really far, time may slow down and your vision will become choppy.

2. Sometimes if you go somewhere you’re “not supposed to be” you may fall through the ground and find yourself falling through a void, with the world as you know it rapidly disappearing into the distance above.

3. Turtles and mushrooms can kill you just by touching you anywhere other than the bottom of your feet.

4. While on a date with a girl, just barely brushing a pedestrian with your car accidentally will ruin your date fast. However, the same girl will have no problem with helping you intentionally steal as many cars as you want.

5. You can only have unclothed sex after applying a patch.

6. No matter how heinous a crime you pull, even directly in front of cops, they will forget what you look like and what car you sped off in if you stay out of their sight for 20 seconds.

7. Regardless of shoe type, the soles are always so slippery that standing on any slope greater than 45 degrees will cause you to slide like an ice skater downhill.

8. Some types of molten lava will not kill you, even if you fall completely in, as long as you jump out quickly.

9. Whenever you find a valuable item lying around in a dark corner, a short musical flourish will come from nowhere. Warning: you will become addicted to that sound.

10. If you’re ever in a shootout and firing near cover, you may find that even though you have clear line-of-sight to your opponent’s head, your bullets are bouncing off some invisible force near the cover you are hiding behind. Moving sideways a few inches will alleviate the problem.

11. Reloading a gun when only one bullet has been expended won't waste the other bullets left in the clip that you have just tossed on the ground. Also, the clip casing itself will disappear the moment it leaves your hand, resulting in no messy cleanup.

12. At some unknown point in history a brilliant scientist invented indestructible glass. Not just bulletproof, but even point-blank rocket launcher proof. Also, this glass managed to replace a large portion of the world’s windows without anybody noticing or having to pay a fee for the installation.

13. Whoever came up with the Periodic Table is an idiot and a fraud. There are obviously only 4 elements.

14. It’s possible to be in full daylight outdoors without the Sun visible anywhere in the sky.

15. Even if you are an obviously experienced warrior, you’ll need someone to teach you how to jump in the air while pointing your sword downward, and another person to teach you about pointing your sword upward.

16. Every woman in the world who isn’t a one-woman super assassin army needs to be rescued.

17. Typewriters are actually temporal devices that you can return to after dying or making a mistake, as long as you type the date and time into them.

18. Shotguns will still be in common use even thousands of years into the future, despite advances in energy-weapon technology and armor plating. The reason, of course, is that shotguns are awesome.

19. If you’re a soldier in a war and you use every tactic and weapon you can to stay alive and kill the enemy, some of the people you killed will call you “cheap” from beyond the grave, possibly even haunting you with accusations of how “skill-less” you are.

20. If you’re in a martial arts tournament and are about to lose, you can quit at the last second and your opponent will be given the loss on his record. Whether your dignity remains untarnished is another matter.

21. Telekinetic aliens have a really, really hard time getting out of holes in the ground.


  • sepirothpk - January 27, 2009 6:34 a.m.

    To Phantom 93: You forgot Link. He's a lefty except for twilight princess on the wii. When in a enclosed area (a.k.a, a canyon) the enemy soldiers will come back to life at their base. It is NOT okay to use a method that kills a lot of enemies if it means you have next to no chance of dying from the enemy. Mechanics where armour that is zombie proof. You can have a gun, but it's better to have a sword. And even better for both to be combined
  • Sebastian16 - January 17, 2009 8:15 p.m.

    Haha, awesome.
  • DrPorker - January 12, 2009 9:29 p.m.

    Here's one -In a firefight all enemies will die after two shots to the foot. You however can take 15 shots sit in a corner and be perfectly fine after a mere 5 seconds
  • Dr.Salvador - January 11, 2009 3:13 p.m.

    or: first aid kits heal even the most severe of injuries
  • Dr.Salvador - January 11, 2009 3:12 p.m.

    how about: to pick something up all you have to do is walk over it
  • alko - January 9, 2009 9:19 p.m.

    DNA search projects were abandoned after the following scientific discovery about animals was published:After an egg is created the parents access a child modification menu where they choose its characteristics and number of eyes-legs-wings-hands etc, and of course where exactly they will be located.who the **** cares about gins? In spite of wearing a space age super high-tec suit that can easily turn you invisible, a pistol bullet will cost 10-20 health! Despite what rumours you may have heard beware BULLETPROOF JACKETS DO NOT STOP BULLETS!They do give you some extra health though. Just call (362)-555-0100 and you will instantly regain your health even after a few bullets in your chest! There are little other enemies for the U.S army besides terrorists and aliens.Oh i forgot comies! Go ahead just tap F1.You will probably be able to see yourself from behind unless you have changed your key mapping! There are so many wh***s walking on the pavement you don't which one to choose!But to get noticed BLOCK THEIR WAY WITH YOUR CAR! they might call you some bad words first but then you will be asked if you want a good time. did u think there are cute dogs and animals just waiting for you to play with them? YOU SUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANIMALS ARE EVIL EVIL EVIL EVIL EVIL and even more evil.If your life is an adventure you will have to evade them,if your life is a shooting or a role-playing game then you will have to kill them or they will rip of your throat.EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Of course that might be the revenge for the numerous chickens-crabs-turtles that U.S super soldiers wearing nanosuits throughout the years have killed-thrown deeply in the ocean-thrown on guys speaking korean If you are shot your vision turns red.always! it can't not turn red!it is abnormal! One of the best weapons you can find in a combat zone is of course anything that can be thrown on your opponent as it will 99.99% kill him instantly Shooting someone's feet with a sniper rifle from 300 m. away will kill him.However be careful:a SCAR won't do the job! sorry for the long post i had lots of ideas:)
  • Phoenix1106 - January 7, 2009 6:41 p.m.

    Heh some funny points, nice^^
  • Shellghost - January 7, 2009 11:27 a.m.

    I noticed wile reading this, that alot of these rules aply to fallout 3 :P (awsome game) Here's another one that is from fallout 3 and other games aswell - "Radiation will make everything in the world stronger, bigger, faster but usualy dummer. however if you touch it you will die!
  • astroPastel - January 6, 2009 10:23 a.m.

    Everyone is actually left handed. Those of you who think you're not have simply had the entire world flipped over to give that impression.
  • Corsair89 - January 6, 2009 12:32 a.m.

    -Due to some astronomical fluke in the universe, you and only you are immune to death because if you die, you will be transported back in time shortly before you were killed to try again. However, there is a series of time gliches, with scientists have dubbed "cut-scenes". In which, if you or your friends were to die, it would be permanent.
  • Kilr - January 6, 2009 12:02 a.m.

    I love these how about: Increasing the armor on your boots does infact raise the damage resistance of your chest and head Trip mines and rigged explosives know the difference between the team that put them down and the enemy Hucking a grenade as high and far as you can without any real direction isn't a safety hazard, its a way to get easy kills Elite US snipers can only hold their breath for 3 seconds, 5 if their lungs are made of iron Staying underwater too long has the same health effects as being shot repeatidly Being addicted too drugs can be easily cured by paying an untrained doctor some useless bottlecaps
  • Wubbles - January 5, 2009 11:25 p.m.

    Ooh! Ooh! I got one: Evolution does not entail a creature adapting to its environment, but actually growing limbs and defensive mechanisms because it looks cool. Also, the development of these faculties in the new generation will also effect the old generations.
  • reaper15 - January 5, 2009 8:39 p.m.

    In war you always want to get kills andsome perfer to get headshots. The best way seems to be to hold your breath when using a sniper rifleand holding your breath for an oh so steady shot,but at the same distance using any fully aoutomatic rifle perfectly aimedon their head always needs more rounds to be fired. When fighting in war you may notice that in some god like matter an enemy soilder is under the ground killing your comrades.Then when u die you actully use a camera to watch the enemy soilder that shot you. it is possible to survive a tank round. at least one helicopter is shot down that helped you. Flame throwershave aninfinitesupply of oil but theywill over heat. The tank you are behind will normally blow up froma missle orsomesort of projectile unless its that important
  • Cernunnos - January 5, 2009 3:52 p.m.

    alot of the crap in these comments are just plain stupid... mechanichs are overrated; any vehicle can be fixed from ANY damage by tightening one bolt that may or may not be positioned on the engine.
  • astroPastel - January 5, 2009 2:57 p.m.

    Free will is an illusion. No matter what you choose to do, life always ends the same way.
  • TheWebSwinger - January 5, 2009 6:37 a.m.

    This is getting old. It could pretty much be called "Weird things we see in GTA!", and the effect would be just about the same.
  • CoD_22 - January 4, 2009 10:33 p.m.

    no. 78 is mine! i suggested it in the previous 101 things weve learned from videogames. if you dont believe me, go look. and how about all soldiers you are fighting with that don't wear helmets are invincible? or as long as you have at least 1 ring left, you can only be killed by falling down a hole, you are safe from lava, missiles and giant spikes
  • purple_omlet - January 4, 2009 9:42 p.m.

    oh wait... i have one... -no matter what weapons you have in your possession, you will never get farther in the dungeon unless you have a key. -no matter what time of day it is the person you need to kill will always be in the same room of the same house just waiting for you.
  • ceiltsei - January 4, 2009 2:50 p.m.

    Awesome article! I remember somebody making fun of a pc game from the early 90's called Stunts this way. They said things like "Every time you hit any object at any speed, your windshield will crack".
  • IIIJabbaIII - January 4, 2009 6:33 a.m.

    -If you and a friend are doing something and your friend accidentally dies, you have the option of going back in time to try the activity again, or just quit and go back to your friend who somehow comes back to life and forgets that they died. -The world is not full of colors, but instead has a dull brown shade covering everything -Not only is capturing wild animals, enslaving them, and then making them fight to the point of them fainting legal, but it is an important part of every child's life. -No one will ever want to talk to you unless they want you to do some random task for them. Then when you complete the task, they will go back to not talking to you. -Do not underestimate a fighter because she is a woman, especially if she has legs the size of tree trunks. -Never go near lava because it could contain a giant octopus who spits watermelons at you. -If you do something impressive, a message will appear informing you that you did something impressive. However, these announcements can come at the worst times and can block your view.

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