Unsettling Video Game Urban Legends
Urban legends are a part of every culture. So why wouldn’t they become a part of gamers culture as well? Here are some of the urban legends related to video games that will keep you awake at night (and perhaps away from the computer).
Killswitch is a game that was popular in Soviet Union during the 1990s. Apparently, it was of the survival horror genre, and you could choose between two characters – a girl and an invisible demon. Invisible demon was hard to operate, so people preferred to play with a girl. After beating the game, it would self-delete from your computer. In 2005, an unopened copy of this rare game was sold on Ebay to a man named Yamamoto Ryichi. His goal was to record himself while playing the game, but the only video he posted on Youtube was of himself staring at the screen and crying.
9. Squall Is Dead
In Final Fantasy VIII, one of the main characters, Squall, dies at the end of disc I, and re-appears completely unharmed at the beginning of disc II. However, one of the legends suggest that Squall really dies at the end of disc I, and the rest of the game happens only in his mind as he passes away.