Ever since video games were first created, there have been video game urban legends. Some of these are definitely believable while other ones are so obviously fictitious. We’re not entirely sure how many these myths got started, but we can only guess that it is associated with the lack of Internet in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Back then, we couldn’t exactly check up on these things the way we can now, which makes it pretty easy for rumors like these to grow and take on lives of their own. Since it is always good to know the difference between fact and fiction, we’re going to debunk some of these urban legends.
5. Saddam Hussein Bought Thousands Of PlayStation 2 Consoles
Back in 2000, Saddam Hussein was rumored to have bought as many as 4000 PlayStation 2 consoles. Government agencies believed that Hussein and his cronies were planning to bundle them “together into a sort of crude super-computer and use for a variety of military applications.” This turned out to be false though. While it was technically possible for one to connect a series of PlayStation consoles together and combine their 128-bit processors, it would require additional software, which Iraq didn’t have.