This week's GBE2 challenge isn't a word like usual, it's a picture:
crazy elements in games like finding money in trees, bushes, the grass, a box, a crate, jar, etc etc, of course! In fact, I wrote an article about this a year ago.
There have been many times where I looked at trees and thought "hey, I could use a few bucks, I'll just go get my sword...." Wouldn't that be pretty awesome? Speaking of crazy money, it could also be nice if bottle caps where currency like in Fallout.
But there are other weird things in video games we have grown accustom to besides money trees and bottle caps. Ammo is another thing that pops up in unexpected places. It's really cool when you kill a zombie and the body dissolves into a nice box of bullets. Or how about health? Many games have started automatically refilling health, a practice that was made popular with the regenerating shields Halo Combat Evolved. In the middle of a gun battle and you feel like you're about to die? That's no problem when all you got to do is hide behind a fence or building and wait a few seconds. Of course, this doesn't guarantee that you will never die in game, but it is convenient, especially in FPSs and other action intensive games.
Video games don't mirror real life, but when it comes to finding money in trees and bushes, sometimes I wish they did.