Join us for a joyful celebration of the dumbest moments of our great hobby.
By GameSpy Staff | June 9 - 13, 2003

Why, Why, Why?

Dumb, adj. (dûm): Conspicuously unintelligent; stupid.
If there's only one constant in human history, it's dumbness. A quick glance at the history books gives example after embarrassing example. What was the cause of Custer's last stand? Why did Russia sell Alaska for 2.5 cents per acre? And how did Pauly Shore get a movie career? The answer is always, in large part, dumbness. No matter how smart we humans think we are, we're inevitably brought down by glaring examples of sheer stupidity that will make us the laughing stock of future generations of doddering dumbheads who will themselves end up making similar mistakes, perpetuating the cycle and contributing to the never-ending flow of human stupidity.

Given the above, it's no wonder that video gaming's otherwise fine history is pockmarked with moments of ineptness so extreme, so pointless, so unnecessary that we couldn't help but compile them into an article to dissect and poke fun at them some more. What exactly will you find here? We're talking bad business deals, egregious ego trips, lame lawsuits, unmarketable consoles, puerile propaganda and everything in between. So, sit back, turn off your brain, and take a dive into the 25 Dumbest Moments in Gaming.

After reading through our list, readers provided some good feedback. We culled through the comments and came up with five we missed!

What's Up This Week:

Monday: #25 - 21

Tuesday: #20 - 16

Wednesday: #15 - 11

Thursday: #10 - 6

Friday: #5 - 1

Saturday: Your 5 Dumbest Gaming Moments Not on Our List

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