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Date: 11/29/08 03:02 PM

50 Responses to Top 10 Videogame Flops

  1. Profile photo of triplej
    triplej Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2008 at 10:59 am
    Link: Top 10 Videogame Flops - In an industry as hit-driven and hype-driven as videogames, disasters take on epic qualities. Here are the 10 crappiest.
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    Was there really any surprise when prison rape: the game flopped? I mean really. Really.
  3. Profile photo of Silverlake
    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    where did you see that kenny?
    and lol they made a console version of pac-man back then?
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    Silverlake, he was kidding -_-

    I`m surprised they didn`t put black and white on the list. Then again, it wasn`t that bad, just over-hyped (like its sequel and spore)

    Heh, I remember all the hype centred around lair. Interestingly, about a year and a half after the game was released, Sony released a downloadable pack for the flop (a couple of new dragons).

    Also remember all the driv3r hype, then the review that followed. In the front page of the magazine, it had an introduction basically stating that it was a boring month for games etc. Then at the bottom: "oh, by the way, you may have noticed that there`s no mention of driv3r. Why? Because it`s RUBBISH".

    Too young to remember any of the others though. Shame really.

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    joofro Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    lol i have superman. it is soooo pooty
  6. Profile photo of kenny_f
    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    At least i hope that was a video game. Or a dream.
    *shivers*
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    November 29, 2008 at 3:58 pm
    No Drake and the 7 dragons?
  8. Profile photo of tie_died
    tie_died Female 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 3:58 pm
    spore definitely wasn`t as good as they made it out to be, but i guess it wasn`t really a flop because it still sold well
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    TheGavnor Male 30-39
    18 posts
    November 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm
    Spore on the Nintendo Ds is a big bag of crap...avoid. Also, Star Wars The Force Unleashed on the DS is dreadful...you have been warned.
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    xParanoia Female 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    Pac-Man!
  11. Profile photo of 1-Up
    1-Up Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    i refuse to read the part about shenmue :P
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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    Not Pac-man!
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    How is Perfect Dark Zero not on this list? It was so hyped, but so terribad.
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    yen223 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    November 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    No mention of the Nokie N-Gage?
  15. Profile photo of yen223
    yen223 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    November 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    *Nokia
  16. Profile photo of 12charmaxxx
    12charmaxxx Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    Angel of Darkness? Driv3r? Shenmue? Was this really the best they could come up with for a "top" 10? IGN sucks right up there with GameSpot, but this is a pretty bad list even by their standards.
  17. Profile photo of Leothen
    Leothen Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    12charmaxxx, you DO realize that it`s called the Top 10 Videogame FLOPS, right? As in, the bad ones?
  18. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    November 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    Pac-Man?

    Seriously!?

  19. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    @leothen: He means that they could have picked bigger failures for the list.
    @Opie: Atari Pac-Man was awful. Look it up.
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    AmICrazy Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2008 at 6:36 pm
    What No mention of The Virtual Boy?
  21. Profile photo of shakethebox
    shakethebox Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    i loved the virtual boy
  22. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    Oh, I forgot bout Atari....

    Yeah.

  23. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 29, 2008 at 7:07 pm
    No mention of the Neo-Geo, Hmmm.
  24. Profile photo of oddflame
    oddflame Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    What about the Sega 32X and the Sega CD?
  25. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    v What about them?
  26. Profile photo of 12charmaxxx
    12charmaxxx Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2008 at 8:26 pm
    Leothen, you do realise you can`t read, right? Nothing I said was contrary to that. The point of what I said was those games weren`t flops enough to be on the list. Second, if you knew anything at all, you would know that everyone knows Shenmue wasn`t a bad game at all, it failed because most gamers have ADHD. Daikatana wasn`t too bad, it was its ad campaign that killed it. Flops don`t mean the game sucks. If you try to correct someone, you should first make sure you`re not the one who`s clueless, you silly American.
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    Bremir Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    I`m sure it`s because I`m dumb, but I don`t understand why they put Shenmue on there. Most people want another sequel to the game, and I`ve met many who thought the second was good.

    What gets me though is they say "the sequel on the Xbox.". Hang on, the sequel was on the Dreamcast! I`ve either taken that out of context, or for a site people use often for gaming, they sure don`t have a clue what they`re talking about.

    Personally too, I liked Lair and Driver 3. Lair looked great, and regardless of popular opinion the controls worked fine. Driver 3, whilst not brilliant, was fun to mess around in.

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    gamerx47 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    November 29, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    PAC-MAN!? WHAT!? you gotta be shi*in me.
  29. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3275 posts
    November 29, 2008 at 8:52 pm
    What about the Phillips CD-i?
  30. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    November 29, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    Alright, before I click the link, I`m going to guess E.T. as being one of them.
  31. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    November 29, 2008 at 8:58 pm
    ...and once again, my videogame knowledge doesn`t fail. Good work, brain!
  32. Profile photo of xAsylumx
    xAsylumx Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 9:38 pm
    they forgot the sega saturn
  33. Profile photo of ZIMAAgent7
    ZIMAAgent7 Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 10:05 pm
    What? No Zero Wing?! Are you kidding? All Your Base = epic translation fail!
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    rjmccrthy Male 13-17
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    November 29, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    Hm. Forgot to mention the N-Gage.
  35. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    So funny putting Pac-Man for the Atari 2600 at #1, because I remember when I was a kid, going shopping with my Dad and finding a "bargain bin" full of Atari 2600 games for only $1 - so I looked and looked for anything good, but there were dozens and dozens of unsold copies of only two titles: Pac-Man and BurgerTime! So my Dad bought me Pac-Man and I played it and thought it strange that Pac-Man could not turn and face in the direction that he was moving. I still have it.
  36. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    Wow... some video games/systems suck kcompared to others and some programmers screwed up... impressive. Come on, I`m more now than I was when I clicked the link.
  37. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2008 at 10:52 pm
    What about the Lynx. Or the Atari 5200. I bought one of those. They only came out with about 8 games for the thing.
  38. Profile photo of Fa11enAnge1z
    Fa11enAnge1z Male 18-29
    285 posts
    November 29, 2008 at 11:06 pm
    yea those games definatly sukd and tankd .. not much else to add lol
  39. Profile photo of BoomBox
    BoomBox Male 13-17
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    November 30, 2008 at 2:46 am
    I thought ET would be number one. I heard nearly all the games were sent back so they burried it all in a desert.
  40. Profile photo of BobbyJenkins
    BobbyJenkins Female 18-29
    106 posts
    November 30, 2008 at 4:51 am
    Messiah was an AMAZING game. Shenmue as well. wtf.
  41. Profile photo of Aretsuku-kun
    Aretsuku-kun Male 13-17
    309 posts
    November 30, 2008 at 7:37 am
    E.T. was the worst game ever made, period.
  42. Profile photo of Aretsuku-kun
    Aretsuku-kun Male 13-17
    309 posts
    November 30, 2008 at 7:38 am
    Oh, and no dreamcast?
  43. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 30, 2008 at 9:57 am
    They forgot "Tattoo Assassins".
  44. Profile photo of legendary
    legendary Female 13-17
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    November 30, 2008 at 10:01 am
    hahaha everyone hated ET, i think they probably all killed themselves after making it.
  45. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3298 posts
    November 30, 2008 at 1:01 pm
    what no gears of war 2???

    lol jk

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    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
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    November 30, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    Aretsuku-kun, SADX2 was great on the dreamcast. DON`T F.UCK WITH THE DREAMCAST.
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    MykeUK Male 18-29
    364 posts
    November 30, 2008 at 2:55 pm
    One of the things that killed off the Dreamcast were the failures of the 32x and the Saturn. Shame, really, as the Saturn kicked ARSE! I still play my Dreamcast - am a ledg at Crazy Taxi.
  48. Profile photo of punki3
    punki3 Female 13-17
    175 posts
    December 1, 2008 at 12:25 pm
    wow, they destoryed pac-man...
  49. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2008 at 8:45 am
    eh
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    silversoul46 Female 18-29
    189 posts
    December 4, 2008 at 8:56 am
    I didn`t think pac man was too bad ;/

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