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Rock Band 2
In the "Game Modifiers" menu, one of the cheat options is called "Awesomeness Detection". Its description states that it "Lets Harmonix know that you are awesome!", and Harmonix claimed that high-level players should play the game with this option turned on without actually revealing what it does, causing confused players to speculate on what it did. The Official Harmonix Podcast confessed in their 11th episode on February 26, 2010 that it did nothing.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
While the game was briefly released physically and through Nintendo's eShop on the Switch, the game was later made unavailable for purchase. The original rumor was that the game was using the Switch's hardware to mine cryptocurrency, but this was later discredited by the game's producers.
It was revealed that the reason for the game's quick removal from sale was due to a lawsuit between the game's publisher, Planet Entertainment, and IP owners Office Create. The lawsuit claims that Planet Entertainment's license to use the Cooking Mama IP expired the day before Cookstar's release.
Contributed by KidDivinegon
Mischief Makers
At the end of the game, Spoiler:the game's three previous bosses merge their mechs together to form "The Beastector", the final boss of the game. The mech's design seems to pay homage to a few notable Japanese mechs, such as the Gundam robots from the Mobile Suit Gundam series. Similarities include the distinct V-shape on both of their heads, as well as the use of a beam rifle similar to the ones from the Gundam series.

The way each of the individual mechs morphs into a single bipedal mech is also reminiscent of the Megazord from Super Sentai (Power Rangers in the west).
Contributed by Castle23clash
Pokemon X & Y
In the Battle Mansion, the player can fight against a Beauty trainer. After beating her in the English version, her response is "Yes, a mere half year ago I was a Black Belt! Quite the transformation, wouldn't you say?". In the Japanese version, her response is translated as "I was a Karate King a half year ago: the power of medical science is awesome wouldn't you say?!".

Whilst differently portrayed, both versions hint that the Beauty trainer is transgender (black belt is a male-specific trainer class; same for Karate King in Japanese).
Contributed by Castle23clash
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On May 5th, Overwatch entered public beta. Coinciding with this event, the pornography-hosting website Pornhub reported that its searches for the game had increased by 817%. More than 600,000 searches for Overwatch related content on Pornhub had been made by May 23rd. Additionally, a website dedicated to Overwatch content by the name of OverwatchHentai.net was created.

Given the nature of said content and the game itself being intended for a more broad audience, numerous takedown orders have been filed against creators of this 3rd party content, allegedly due to some creators using stolen assets taken from the game.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Series: Pokémon
Before the release of Pokemon Gold & Silver there were rumors about Marill being a mysterious new evolution to Pikachu and Raichu called Pikablu, somehow achievable in Red and Blue. These rumors were nothing more than conjecture by fans due to the lack of information at the time. However, this name actually made it into one of the official Pokemon movie trading cards by Topps. This is despite Marill's actual Japanese name even being mentioned on the official Pokemon website. It was corrected in a later edition of the set, but for a time it only served as fuel for the rumors.
Contributed by Mass Distraction
Sonic CD
In the Japanese manual for Sonic CD, Amy Rose is referred to as "Rosie the Rascal".
In the U.S. Manual, her name is listed as Princess Sally.

There are theories that her name was changed to Princess Sally in the U.S. manual of Sonic CD to tie the game to the Archie Comics, or the Saturday morning cartoon.
Contributed by ABOhiccups
Chaos Wars
It's believed that all of the game's voice actors were family members of Chris Jelinek, the CEO of the game's North American publisher, O3 Entertainment. In the credits, each of the game's voice actors has the surname "Jelinek". This is the reason why the game is notoriously known for its bad voice acting.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
The Matrix Online
Ubisoft were originally meant to publish the game, however, they later backed out. It's unknown why but it was speculated that this was due to the under-performance of the last two Matrix films. The MMO was instead published by SEGA.
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Mega Man 5
It is theorized that Mega Man 5 was banned in Vietnam due to the inclusion of Napalm Man, a level design much like Viet Cong tunnels that includes traps, enemies named and designed after animals from areas in and around Vietnam, and more. The Viet Cong fought both the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam war between 1959 and 1975.
Contributed by Kakariko Kid
The game was allegedly delayed in America so that it would be released on July 7th (7/7).
Contributed by Takahashi2212
Hey You, Pikachu!
It was heavily rumored that, by saying things like "Sony", "Playstation" or even "Sega" into the microphone, you could get Pikachu to become mad. However, it appears that this is in fact an urban legend, as there is no indication in the data file that these words were supposed to be registered. The few registered cases of an Angry Pikachu were probably just caused by the game not understanding what was said, which in turn led it to just pick a random word similar to what was heard.
Contributed by Black INK.I.M
For a long time it was rumoured that Atari buried its inventory of unsold E.T. cartridges in the New Mexico desert. More than 30 years later, the E.T. cartridges were found, along with other buried games and even Atari consoles themselves.
Contributed by retrolinkx
Series: Pokémon
There's a theory that Wobbuffet's blue body is a decoy, and that the black tail is the actual Pokemon. Many believe this due to the fact that Wobbuffet can take such a beating and not be affected. Multiple Pokedex entries also say that Wobbuffet is very protective of its tail. The Pokedex entry in Pokemon Silver claims "To keep its pitch-black tail hidden, it lives quietly in the darkness." In Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, the Pokedex entries claim "It desperately tries to keep its black tail hidden. It is said to be proof the tail hides a secret." On top of all of that, the tail does possess a pair of eyes, which further supports this theory.
Contributed by ISayWynaut
Twisted Metal (2012)
A rumor was circulated that the game was based on ideas left behind from another game, Twisted Metal: Apocalypse, which was cancelled after the tragic death of 6 members of the the creative team, who passed away in an airplane crash.

This story was perpetuated by Lead developer David Jaffe during an interview to promote a future Twisted Metal release. In it he states "there were a number of people who were working on the team -- and I wasn't working with the team -- that were killed. They died in a plane crash in Utah on a ski trip." However, he later rescinds that comment in a back and forth with a reporter from 1up.com. During that, Jaffe says, "We never used- and I never would- a tragedy (real or fake) to promote ANYTHING. The story of the developers dying in the plane crash (totally fake) was never used to promote that game."
Contributed by dolopodog
While Curse of Monkey Island was being developed, an animated feature film based off of the game series was in consideration. It was believed that Curse of Monkey island was the said movie. However. According to Sam and Max creator Steve Purcell, who was one of the artists providing concept art for the said film, the film would have had an original story as well as introduce new characters. The film never happened, but it's believed that the first Pirates of the Caribbean film from Disney is based off of the purposed script for the Monkey Island film.
Contributed by CLXcool
Mega Man 10
According to Capcom, there is a secret somewhere in the game that players have yet to uncover, similar to the one in Mega Man 9. It's unknown what it is or if Capcom is even telling the truth.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
Mega Man 9
According to Capcom, there is a secret that no one has found in Mega Man 9. To this day, no one has any idea what the secret is, or if Capcom is telling the truth about it.
Contributed by gamemaster1991
Donkey Kong 3
Stanley the Bugman, the name of the main character, is rumored to be Mario's cousin.
Contributed by Stryker94
Series: Pokémon
It's rumored that the Pokemon Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf represent the Triforce from The Legend of Zelda, as they are the Knowledge (Wisdom), Emotion (Courage) and Will-Power (Power) Pokemon. They were also created by the God Pokemon Arceus, and the Triforce was created by the Goddesses Din, Nayru and Farore.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
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