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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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