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'Gaming Frauds' Exposes Underbelly of Video Game Add-Ons



It's not unusual that gamers, serious and casual alike, get duped by manufacturers who shill needless, overpriced, and dysfunctional accessories and add-ons (ahem, Nintendo). Well, Scott Jones and some of the other Crispy Gamers have sorted through the most over-hyped (and underwhelming) peripherals of the past, present, and future in order to celebrate and denigrate 'The 11 Biggest Frauds in Gaming.'

The list covers the entire evolution of unfulfilled gaming promises, from the 1982 release of 'Pac-Man' for the Atari 2600 to the PSPgo. In between, the guys touch on a host of embarrassing purchases, such as the duplicitous 2002 Phantom on-demand device, and the forgettable (unless you actually bought one) Game Boy camera of 1998.

There are so many more Nintendo gadgets worthy of at least a mention on the list that it's difficult to pick just one. But, our Laser Scope, and its "amazing voice activated firing system," was about as accurate at deciphering our expletive-laced explosions of frustrated fury as it was at picking up on our actual, specific voice commands. (It wasn't.) Until, of course, it met an untimely and tragic end against an unforgiving living room wall. [From: Crispy Gamer]

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