6 Glitches That Accidentally Invented Modern Gaming

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'Grand Theft Auto' originally started out as an ordinary racing game, but a coding glitch caused the police to ram drivers off the road. Testers enjoyed it so much that they started causing mayhem on purpose and that led to the creation of the game loved by millions. | Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Half of the art you enjoy every day is probably due to some happy accident. For instance, most of the tension in the movie "Jaws" can be credited to the fact that the fake shark they were using was a mechanical nightmare and too ridiculous to show on screen.

It's the same with videogames. In fact, some of the most iconic parts of gaming, such as Lara Croft's large chest and the violence of "Grand Theft Auto" appeared because of a mistake that made the game better.

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