We've all been there. Whether it's a boss that you said you beat, or a game that you claimed to have played. We've all told some whoppers in our gaming careers. What better place than the internet to air our dirty laundry (or wear it, in my case). Let's take a moment to share our most shameful gaming lies.
I remember mine vividly. I was in second grade, it was recess time. A kid in my class was talking about this awesome game called Doom. I had seen pictures of it in magazines, but at the time we didn't have our own computer so the closest I had ever come was playing Wolfenstein on my cousin's PC. I thought this kid was super cool, and wanted him to like me. So I did what any intelligent 2nd grader would do. I lied my fucking ass off.
I told him I also had the game, and would ask him how to beat a random level. He would explain in detail and I would nod sagely. When he asked my opinion on certain weapons or enemies I would ask him for his thoughts, and then agree with them. The plan was flawless. We quickly became good friends, then best friends. We spent many days on the couch playing Super Nintendo. He even traded me Final Fantasy 3 for some magic cards.
Then one day toward the end of junior high, we had just finished a round of Golden Eye on his N64 when I remembered my shameful secret. I confessed that I hadn't actually played Doom and I just told him that so he would like me. He gasped and said he couldn't believe that our relationship was based on a lie. We both had a good laugh and went back to the game. We stopped being friends a couple weeks later, due to unrelated circumstances.
But to this day, I still wonder if they were really that unrelated. If you're reading this, Adam I'm sorry I lied to you about Doom.