Industry Types Confess The Evil Deeds They’ve Done (in Games)

Industry Types Confess The Evil Deeds They’ve Done (in Games)

What’s the most cruel, unfair, downright evil thing you’ve done in a game? Bitmob polled some industry types with the question. Hal Halpin was a real jerk in Mario Kart 64; Todd Howard created a suicide squad in X-Com.

Halpin, the Entertainment Consumers Association’s president, deployed the lightning bolt with ruthlessness on fellow racers attempting to jump the gorge on the stadium track. “Like my character [Wario] , I rarely hesitated in sending other racers off the cliff,” Halpin answered.

Todd Howard, the executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios, came up with a failsafe against his men getting mind-controlled by aliens in X-Com. Since they dropped their weapons under an alien spell, he equipped them with live grenades that, when dropped, went boom. No more mind control problem. No more soldiers, either, but that’s their problem.

Of course, there’s a lot of evil done in the Sims (a franchise with a capacity for cruelty unlike many others), Knights of the Old Republic, and plenty of RPGs, for that matter. One guy even gratuitously shot up all the cows in Call of Juarez. Check it out. And tell us about all the innocent people you’ve wasted with a headshot, down in the comments.

The Evil Things We Do [Bitmob]


  • I used to sacrifice a Yoshi by jumping off his back to get over the goals at the end of the harder stages in Super Mario World.

  • Yeah Sims is very cruel. Back when i was young and the first Sims came out, i used to sacrifice visiting neighbours and sometimes the children to make a cool graveyard in my yard.

  • Fallout 3: Killed Atma and all the rebels in the Vault, then killed everyone else, and shut down the cooling system. Blew up Megaton.

    World of Warcraft: Ganked/Camped.

    Bioshock: Harvested all the little sisters with no second thoughts.

    Stalker: Gave a bleeding soldier a medkit, then shot him.

    Deus Ex: Solved the hostage “situation” in Battery Park on the Train Platform with a single grenade. Killed leader of NSF in Statue of Liberty.

    Left 4 Dead: Left people for dead to even the teams on Versus mode when a kickvote fails.

    Team Fortress 2: Leading the helpful red Medic around the map healing me for a good 3 minutes, before I backstabbed him, revealing that I was a Blu spy.

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