Badman’s Top 10 – Creepy Urban Legends in Gaming (Feat. Jordan Underneath)

This week badman takes a look at the creepyest urban legends of gaming will he survive through it lets take a look and find out! Guest pick by Jordan Underne…

Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends

“If you enjoy these too-good-to-be-true tales, Brunvand’s new book will give you hours of pleasure.”—Chicago Tribune

A fabulously entertaining book from the ultimate authority on those almost believable tales that always happen to a “friend of a friend.” Alligators in the sewers? A pet in the microwave? A tragic misunderstanding of the function of cruise control? No, it didn’t really happen to your friend’s sister’s neighbor: it’s an urban legend. And no matter how savvy you think you are, you are sure to find in this collection of over 200 tales at least one story you would have sworn was true. Jan Harold Brunvand has been collecting and studying this modern folklore for over twenty years. In Too Good to Be True he captures the best stories in their best retellings, along with their latest variations and examples of how the stories have changed as they move from person to person and place to place. To help you find your favorite, Brunvand has arranged the tales thematically. “Bringing Up Baby” is full of episodes of child-rearing gone wrong, including the grisly tale of the drugged out baby-sitter who mistakes the kid for a turkey. “Funny Business” showcases stories of infamous lapses in customer service, such as the story of the shockingly expensive chocolate chip cookie recipe. And “The Criminal Mind” features both brilliant –if they were real –scams, as well as the purported antics of the less mentally gifted. Whether you want to become an expert debunker or just have plenty of laughs, this book will surprise and entertain you. Illustrated throughout.

“Informative and entertaining…. Brunvand has collected more than 200 of the most-repeated and best-known examples of modern folk-myth.”—Tampa Tribune “[N]ot only an entertaining anthology, but an excellent introduction to the study of folklore itself.”—Publishers Weekly “A fun read… . All the classics are here from the killer upstairs to the Kentucky Fried Rat.”—New City “Resonant stories that express our hidden anxieties … make us laugh, [or] arouse our fascinated horror.”—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review “Informative and entertaining… . Brunvand has collected more than 200 of the most-repeated and best-known examples of modern folk-myth.”—Tampa Tribune “[N]ot only an entertaining anthology, but an excellent introduction to the study of folklore itself.”—Publishers Weekly 70 b/w illustrations

There are 24 comments left Go To Comment

  1. Frank Woods /

    The movie the creator of Giygas (sp?) was created from had no rape scene T-T

  2. Frank Woods /

    Herobrine was in Alpha 1.0.0+ (I believe?)

  3. tahsin aohin /

    WOULDNT NUMBER NINE BE A SUBURBAN LEGEND?!

  4. tahsin aohin /

    THE CREEPY Urban Legend I SAW WAS IN RUNNER TWO WERE SLENDY IS CHASIN U (ITS A KIDS GAME

  5. LEGATE9167 /

    PUNK ASS NERDS

  6. makenna henuset /

    what about lost silver. i love that creepypasta.

  7. venomtest /

    Man, you didn’t use Shin Megami Tensei’s “TURN IT OFF NOW” legend? That’s one of my favourite!

  8. SnakezJR /

    I’m never deleting a save file from a game ever again ( If there are multiple saves possible)!

  9. minecraftteam20 /

    If number 9 kills you what is the point of showing it got a banging head ache

  10. minecraftteam20 /

    Number 1 is a creepy pasta

  11. SuperSpin258 /

    I KNEW LAVANDER TOWNWOULD COME I THOUGHT HE DIDNT DO IT YAY

  12. totof2327 /

    In fact, all in this top 10 are creepypastas.

  13. totof2327 /

    Sleep ? Nah, who needs that ?

  14. Sam Dallmeyer /

    they actually found chupacabra… it looks like a hairless dog with 3 fangs

  15. AluraSongWiz101 /

    I was totally waiting for number 1 to be that lol.

  16. Sean Vanderham /

    2 of them are creppypastas

  17. Mathew Heise /

    11:06 for akward herobrine :D

  18. Mathew Heise /

    i wander wut the link to creepy herobrine image is?? somebody tell meh plz?..

  19. Kafei Aizawa /

    SHIGERU? It was battle zone man.

  20. Mdspotty /

    BEN drowned is the best creepypasta over all weel I say this because majoras mask was the first zelda game I played and BEN drowned was the first gaming legend I heard of so…yeah

  21. thunderchild20 /

    Give me that key blade

  22. IndieIhor /

    Гамаз!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Madison Johnson /

    FMODSD

  24. Madison Johnson /

    FML

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