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2012’s Wackiest Gaming Moments

There were some weird things that happened in the gaming world this year. Let's look at 2012’s Wackiest Moments in Gaming.

Bleating Weaponry

Borderlands 2’s Energizing Bane is most definitely the most annoying gun. If you were expecting gunfire when you pulled the trigger, you got the sound of a goat being slaughtered instead. Or something similar to Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs.

PC Gamer actually rates the Energizing Bane’s performance very highly, calling it a “powerful popper” with “high accuracy, high elemental damage, and hilariously jarring flavor text.” However, the Energizing Bane drastically affects your Sprint Speed.

Apparently, the Hyperion Energizing Bane can be found in Lynchwood, during a late-game quest called “The Bane”.

The Orc Assassin Senator

In November, we came across the unusual mix of MMORPG, politics and mudslinging. Political opponents slammed Democrat Senate candidate, Colleen Lachowicz... for playing World of Warcraft.

Lachowicz is an avid World of Warcraft gamer and is a level 85 Orc Assassin named Santiaga. In response, a Republican-driven smear campaign called Lachowicz unfit for the Senate. They also launched a website called Colleen’s World and proudly proclaimed that “Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world, not in Colleen’s fantasy world.”

But their plan backfired as Colleen aka Santiaga – the Orc Assassin - won the State Senate election in November.

Massacre in Azeroth

It was Mass Murder in Azeroth as thousands of World of Warcraft (WoW) characters began dying one Saturday night in October. The WoW characters started dropping like flies and the ground was littered with player corpses. The Insta-Kill hit everyone in sight. It’s believed a Level one Priest used the “city exploit” to insta-kill both players and NPCs primarily in Stormwind, but also in Orgrimmar.

There were reports that as many as 9,000 corpses could be found in Orgrimmar.

Epic Disc Fail

Some Call of Duty: Black Ops II players found themselves in the Twilight Zone when trying to install the game on PC. When the title prompted them to insert Disc 2, the disc ran a Mass Effect 2 autoplay instead.

And LEGO Lord of the Rings wasn’t immune either. Warner Bros. recalled a few copies of the title due to a disc labelling error. The discs actually did contain the full game but were labelled wrong.

Gangnam Style

Korean artist PSY took the world by storm with Gangnam Style this year. It even got as far as Skyrim...

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