7 Game Fads That Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Published 7 months ago by Jane Douglas

Craze anatomy

As people thrilled by both games and technology, we are susceptible to a buzzy new game gimmick that, in retrospect, was faddier than extreme planking. It's now obvious these trends couldn't last, but at the time they were hotter than the harlem shake circa 2013.

Consider novelty peripheral controllers, movie tie-in game, rad animal mascots, all doomed to wind up on the junk heap of videogame history. Got another? Let us know in the comments.

Previously on Outside Xbox: 6 Ridiculous Gimmicks Too Beautiful for This World

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Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.

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