Games that could use a "hug" button.

Posted by Dalai (7030 posts) -

Hugsies!
A Boy and His Blob has a button that causes the boy to get all huggy with your blob friend... which got me thinking.  What games out there can benefit from this unique hug feature?  There are too many instances where you feel depressed as you walk across an alien-infested wasteland of shattered dreams and hate.  Where are my goddamn rainbows and sunshine?  Gimme a hug!

What if Gears of War had a hug button?  What if you gave Dom a hug every time he felt sad?  It adds yet another creepy level of bromance to the many levels of bromancitude.  Bromanceitude is totally a made-up word, by the way.

Army of Two fist bumps?  Fuck that shit!  How about a man hug on occasion?  Could actually knock down the gayness by a few pegs.

How about Punch-Out!! for some hugs?  I don't know how they can implement it, but Nintendo can find a way somehow.  Make Bear Hugger playable... that's my suggestion.

MadWorld might be about killing and maiming, but how about Jack give those bad guys a big ol' hug that pulverizes them into a paste-like substance?

The art of hugging is sorely lacking in video games and I for one am disappointed.  Hugging is a natural reaction and is used for so many situations yet still rare in video games.  The industry needs a hug... and more blobs.

Jelly beans.
#1 Posted by Dalai (7030 posts) -

Hugsies!
A Boy and His Blob has a button that causes the boy to get all huggy with your blob friend... which got me thinking.  What games out there can benefit from this unique hug feature?  There are too many instances where you feel depressed as you walk across an alien-infested wasteland of shattered dreams and hate.  Where are my goddamn rainbows and sunshine?  Gimme a hug!

What if Gears of War had a hug button?  What if you gave Dom a hug every time he felt sad?  It adds yet another creepy level of bromance to the many levels of bromancitude.  Bromanceitude is totally a made-up word, by the way.

Army of Two fist bumps?  Fuck that shit!  How about a man hug on occasion?  Could actually knock down the gayness by a few pegs.

How about Punch-Out!! for some hugs?  I don't know how they can implement it, but Nintendo can find a way somehow.  Make Bear Hugger playable... that's my suggestion.

MadWorld might be about killing and maiming, but how about Jack give those bad guys a big ol' hug that pulverizes them into a paste-like substance?

The art of hugging is sorely lacking in video games and I for one am disappointed.  Hugging is a natural reaction and is used for so many situations yet still rare in video games.  The industry needs a hug... and more blobs.

Jelly beans.
#2 Posted by Hammerface (43 posts) -

You're making me wish I could have a hug right about now.

Spaghetti.

#3 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

God of War. Kratos totally needs a hug right now.

#4 Posted by Themanohall (397 posts) -

Fallout 3. You should be able to hug Fawkes.

#5 Posted by Willin (1280 posts) -

I'm sure that everyone in Manhunt could use a hug.

#6 Posted by JoeyIA (662 posts) -

The XBLA version of Ultimate MK3 'cuz doing a friendship w/ the 360's D-pad is too hard :(

#7 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1480 posts) -

Bionic Commando and Prototype easily, everyone's angry at everyone else all the time.

#8 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

Resident Evil series. Those zombies seriously need a hug.

#9 Posted by Oni (2098 posts) -

Max Payne 2. If ever a guy needed a hug, it's him. Max and Bravura, hugging it out.

/hug

#10 Posted by Player1 (3868 posts) -

hahaha! The first game that came to my head was Gears. That would be great to give Cole a big ol hug. And that lead me to think of army of two...thats something theyd actually do. 

#11 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

One day, I will hug Milo, you'll see and then... he will hug me. Creepy.

#12 Posted by jakob187 (21673 posts) -

1.  Your avatar says American, but I don't believe it.

2.  RapeLay.
#13 Edited by lemon360 (1102 posts) -

kratos <3 family :3

edit: i think the trick to the hug circle button sequence is to hold it down instead of repeatedly pressing it . . . helped me out

#14 Posted by JamesF (1489 posts) -

Left4Dead. That witch realllllllllllllllllly needs a hug.

#15 Posted by jakob187 (21673 posts) -
@JamesF said:
" Left4Dead. That witch realllllllllllllllllly needs a hug. "
...and some pills.
#16 Posted by Bigandtasty (3203 posts) -

What a silly question. All games could use a hug button.

#17 Posted by Dalai (7030 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" 1.  Your avatar says American, but I don't believe it.
2.  RapeLay.
"
I can list a bunch of games that should have a "rape" button, too.

God bless America.
#18 Posted by jakob187 (21673 posts) -
@Dalai: Still think your avatar is a liar.  Just look at those googly eyes!
#19 Posted by Canberra (1065 posts) -

I'm sure Isaac Clark would have liked a hug, poor little guy.
This thread is honestly makeing me tear up.

#20 Posted by Weltal (2273 posts) -

Prototype. Alex really needs a hug, then maybe he'll calm down and realize being a badass super-human isn't such a bad thing and he could stop being such a dick.

#21 Posted by jakob187 (21673 posts) -
@Weltal said:
" Prototype. Alex really needs a hug, then maybe he'll calm down and realize being a badass super-human isn't such a bad thing and he could stop being such a dick. "
He is DEFINITELY a dickhead.  Kind of makes me not give a shit about the story.  Oh well.  The game's too awesome to hold that against it for very long.
#22 Posted by Dudacles (1456 posts) -

Upon reading the title of your blog, Gears of War immediately came to mind. Other than that, I dunno. Kratos maybe?

#23 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6199 posts) -

Twisted Metal.  I think old Sweet Tooth really just needs a hug.  And a rubber duckie.

Moderator
#24 Posted by Blair (2507 posts) -

Team Fortress 2.

Medics h. Heavy.

Spy h. Sentry Gun.

#25 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -

Dead Space. All of the necromorphs want to hug Isaac, some even leap at him to get that hug. Sure it's a little much, but Isaac shouldn't react so harshly.

#26 Posted by End_Boss (3220 posts) -

Any game with competitive multiplayer. It will be the spark to online gaming's hippy revolution... I swear it.

#27 Posted by buzz_clik (6975 posts) -

Hugging is the new teabagging.

Moderator
#28 Posted by zityz (2360 posts) -

From the makers of Let's Tap and Let's Catch it's Let's Hug: The ultimate hug simulation! 

#29 Posted by momentarylogic (416 posts) -

Bioshock... I don't really want to kill the big daddies when I see them. Maybe that is why I am having a difficult time completing it.

#30 Posted by Snipzor (3317 posts) -

I could use a hug. I'm so alone...

#31 Posted by Wolverine (4281 posts) -

I would like to have a button that made Marcus and Dom hug in Gears.

#32 Posted by Cypher (114 posts) -

" Army of Two fist bumps?  Fuck that shit!  How about a man hug on occasion?  Could actualy knock down the gayness by a few pegs.  "
 
One of the fist-bump animations in AO2: The 40th Day is, actually, giving the other character a big lift-you-off-your-feet bear hug.

#33 Edited by MrMuise (227 posts) -

Every game ever. 
 
Forza 3?  How about a hug before the race? How about a hug during your pitt stop? 
Deadrising 2? Awwww zombie hugs! 
Demon's Souls? I've got one soul for you, and it's in the form of a hug! 
Mass Effect? Come 'ere Shepperd, lets hug it out after that tough mission. 
Uncharted 2? Stealth hug from cover, ya big lug! Awwww!

#34 Posted by KamasamaK (2409 posts) -

Let's hug it out, bitch.

#35 Edited by Vitefish (440 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

 2.  RapeLay.

#36 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

Gears of War.  But that chainsaw better have a safety or that hug could get nasty really fast.

#37 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

Little Big Planet, that Sackboy is so damn cute.

#38 Posted by metalsnakezero (2297 posts) -

Gears of War, everybody needs a hug in that game.

#39 Posted by captain_clayman (3321 posts) -

crysis would have mindblowing realistic hugs. 
it's like "wow i can feel the hug coming from my PC!" 
 but then you realize you're alone :( 
 
man all this talk of hugs...i could use a hug right about now.

#40 Posted by AjayRaz (12428 posts) -
#41 Posted by ieatlions (708 posts) -

rock band 2

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