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The Evil Within's God Mode might make you lose your head

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Sometimes dumb stuff happens in video games, episode #351: in which The Evil Within's god mode leads to unintended consequences.

Normally, were a giant spinning blade to pass through the neck region, the game's protagonist would die. Here, though, he has been imbued with the power of a deity. Not an omnipotent one—one that could disintegrate the blade down to its very atoms, before reforming them into, I don't know, a nice bowl of rum and raisin ice cream. Instead, it's the kind of god that would be used as the punchline for a fable about the folly of immortality. Probably one of those old Greek ones, or something.

He has no head but the game is still playing. That's what I'm trying to say here.

The video's creator refers to it as a glitch, but, as Bethesda told VG247 (opens in new tab), it's the result of activating the immortality console command (opens in new tab).

Why, yes, it is a slow news day. Why do you ask?

(Thanks, Kotaku (opens in new tab).)

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.