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Spiders smuggled in game cartridges assure I will never sleep again

by Eric Frederiksen | May 12, 2017May 12, 2017 6:00 pm PDT

Usually when we hear about someone trying to smuggle animals into the country, it’s something cute or weird or cool, like a lemur. Or a cheetah. This time, though, someone thought it would be cool to give gamers everywhere a lifetime of nightmares.

Yes, I’m talking about spiders.

Cronica reports that Mexico’s Federal Police intercepted a shipment headed for Hanover, Maryland at the Guadalajara Airport containing a shipment full of vials of live spiders. There were 73 vials in total.

Shipments like these are always disguised, and the smugglers this time chose to try to disguise them as innocent Famicom cartridges, labeled as games like RoboCop 2, Jurassic Park, and, if you squint, apparently Terminator 3, using a picture of the first Terminator movie.

This game is really buggy

Now we not only have to worry about spiders in our games, as the video about from YouTube channel OutsideXtra reminds us, we also have to worry about spiders in our games. Okay, sure, maybe finding spiders in our game cartridges is highly unlikely. But I’m not taking any chances.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...