The Top 7... Most embarrassing live-action game scenes

Oh 1992, you were too pure for this world

Oh wait, Ben Bray, who played Honeyboy in the game, actually went on to have a fairly prolific career in Hollywood stunts. And the referee was played by Gene LaBell, another big-time stuntman. Who else was in this thing? Billy D. Lucas… Arnold Schwarzenegger’s stunt double… Dick Miller… a real boxer and successful actor… Jimmy Nickerson and Manny Perry, both also successful stuntmen. Well, color me stupid.

Breakdown of embarrassment
– “I’m going to play this role like Clint Eastwood, trust me, it’ll be great.”
0:14 – In order to capture the player’s hands, someone had to crouch in front of a camera and hold his arms in the air. Somehow this realization tarnishes the whole thing.
1:34 – The ref says “what?” like he can’t remember where he is, or if he’s in a real boxing match.
1:47 – “Ok, now press your chest against the camera. Good, good.”
2:50 – Extreme close-up!

Super Wing Commander is a super obscure 3DO/Mac remake of Wing Commander. The graphics were completely redone, and the game introduced proper recorded dialog, but probably shouldn’t have.

Its talking heads were static images with blinking eyes and moving mouths - akin to the talking faces that once appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (Oh Conan, that’s not actually Arnold Schwarzenegger!). The only difference is that in Super Wing Commander, they weren’t a joke.

Breakdown of embarrassment
0:38– Oh god, that cardboard stand-up is talking!
0:46 – “So, you can do a Scottish accent, right?” “AUCH! NO PRAHBLEM!”
1:30 – Did he just fall asleep in the middle of talking?


Associate Editor, Digital at PC Gamer
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