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The Biggest Video Game Hoaxes We Almost Believed

Scratch underneath the surface of your favorite video game, and you’ll discover a plethora of secrets waiting to be unraveled. Cryptic messages, extra weapons, secret levels and unlockable characters are all programmed into the source code for the sake of discovery. Even so, some gamers take their obsession of hidden content to the extreme, falling victim to some of the wildest fabrications spread across the Internet by fanboys, gaming communities and yes, the media. And whether it was fake screenshots or published reports from a credible magazine, chances are you nearly fell for them, too. Take a look at the video game hoaxes we were (almost) suckered into believing.

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