7 Fads That Seemed Like a Great Idea at the Time

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Shared February 15, 2018

As people thrilled by both games and technology, we’re susceptible to a buzzy new game gimmick that, in retrospect, was faddier than extreme planking. It’s obvious *now* these trends couldn’t last, but at the time they were hotter than the harlem shake circa 2013. Subscribe for a list like this every Thursday!

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.

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