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  • talleyXIV - September 10, 2012 12:15 p.m.

    A lot of these are stretches. They aren't really drugs at all, more metaphors for drugs...
  • Redeater - September 10, 2012 12:48 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure that was the point..
  • ViolentLee - September 10, 2012 4 p.m.

    This definitely wasn't the article I expected when I clicked through. I may be a hardcore gamer, but I don't know shit about drugs.
  • Japanaman - September 10, 2012 12:58 p.m.

    Another lame article by the ever-worsening GamesRadar. Quit trying to stretch the truth. Only Pac-Man's article was correct. But yes, there are other drugs in games. In Splatterhouse, you're a steroid-created monster inspired by a super-powerful drug-laced mask in an old Batman comic book story. In Mario, you eat funny colored mushrooms and the star makes you rave. Sonic and Knuckles has loads of trippy mushrooms in it as well. In Resident Evil, you constantly use herbs growing in secret areas just like someone growing pot inside their home. In Saint's Row and Narc you can load up actual drugs. Dr. Mario has pills that I'm sure are similar to real pills. Sure, the title is "Drugs You Don't Notice In Games", but I think EVERY single gamer who ever played Pac-Man noticed drugs in that game. In Rainbow Islands, you constantly create Rainbow effects. In Beat-Hazard Ultra (or whatever it's called) you get drug-induced effects while playing the game. In the Japanese version of X-Men, you find an "energy pill" which gives you a boost. There are lots of energy related drugs on the market today. And what about Altered Beast? You seriously did not mention the glowing orbs? They turn you into steroid-induced monster.
  • ObliqueZombie - September 10, 2012 5:44 p.m.

    Eh. Yeah. That was an alright article. It's at least something different, so kudos to that.
  • ElwoodFiore - September 10, 2012 7:33 p.m.

    Mario with Sonic and the breaking bad meth lab trailer? NOW THATS A FUCKING GAME I WANNA PLAY SONICS LIGHT SPEED METH; MARIOS MAGIC FUCKING BOOMERS! WOW! Think of the possibilities of how a mario game would look .....without shrooms :o get it? BWAHAHAHAH Kudos for the breaking bad picture i loved it made my day
  • somerandomchap - September 10, 2012 8:44 p.m.

    Scopolamine isnt that scary, and you definitely wouldnt be able to trash a place you can barely lift your arm. Shit makes you feel like you weigh 600kg. I couldnt even walk through a door i just keep bashing into the sides of the walls.
  • Risonhighmer - September 10, 2012 9:18 p.m.

    This article was filled with rampant misinformation and tastelessness. Well done games radar, you lost a few respect points.
  • avantguardian - September 11, 2012 12:44 a.m.

    really?
  • shawksta - September 10, 2012 9:20 p.m.

    Resident Evil's T-Virus as BATH SALTS!? OH GOD YOUR KILLING ME HERE XD
  • avantguardian - September 11, 2012 12:57 a.m.

    + 1,000 internets for the Enter the Void pic. it's always hilarious when people who don't smoke pot try to talk/write about it. -_- btw, drugs aren't scary. stupid people on drugs are scary.
  • Tom_Goulter - September 11, 2012 9:20 p.m.

    Your humble author is flattered you think he could come up with anything this ridiculous all on his own. Isn't EtV great?
  • avantguardian - September 11, 2012 11:29 p.m.

    i hope you can appreciate the good-natured ribbing;) the fact that people can get upset or offended at an article like this strikes me as a bit overly righteous and unnecessary. and indeed, EtV IS great. though, i imagine much of its appeal is lost on those who can't relate to psychedelia, hence its low-key status. during the whole mass effect 3 ending debacle i joked that what people really wanted was an EtV-esque ending where you soared through time and space as spirit shepard, watching garrus and friends fornicate and do drugs while thinking "my sacrifice was well worth it." if only.
  • KA87 - September 11, 2012 5:37 a.m.

    How extactly did you garner your knowledge of the affects of all of the drugs? First hand knowledge (lol)?
  • Fox_Mulder - September 11, 2012 7:10 a.m.

    Next, I want a "drugs you DID notice in videogames", including Iram's water from Uncharted 3, and that stuff from Munch's Oddysee.
  • FunkyDarkKnight - September 11, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    I had my baseball bat ready to cave in the writer of the article as I expected "THE MUSHROOMS FROM MARIO ARE LIKE MAGIC MUSHROOMS" but I was pleasantly surprised.
  • Juicyfruit - September 11, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    I love Gamesradar, but this article... It hurts my brain. I had to stop reading when I got to "Blue shells are like cocaine". They totally are! Except all the ways they aren't. Which is all of them. If you have a slow day with gaming news, we understand. Just don't post stupid drivel like this anymore.
  • vidoardes - September 13, 2012 7:28 a.m.

    I feel quite a bit dummer for reading this article. I got to page 3 before giving up hope of anything being remotly interesting / entertaining. It feels like someone went out, got stoned in their lunch break and then though writing this was a really good idea, then published it without checking with anyone.

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