There are some great abilities in the world of video games, ranging from the mundane to the god-like. Of course, we'd love to be able to have super strength or the power to shape-shift, but what about all the more subtle abilities that would improve our everyday lives?
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For example, imagine if we could just save our progress just before we do something stupid, or change difficulty when life gets tough? With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the most useful video game powers that would help us in the day-to-day grind that is life.
Fallout - Sleep Mechanic
Being able to sleep as long as you like without needing to hear an anxiety-inducing alarm noise is already great, but combine it with only needing to sleep for an hour to become fully rested and you suddenly have yourself a life-changing ability.
Grand Theft Auto - Vehicle Phone Cheats
Never again will you have to worry about travel, just spawn yourself a car and drive away. Traffic's bad? No problem, get on a sweet motorbike, or if you're feeling particularly adventurous why not whirl up a chopper and reach your destination in style?
(Note: just because you can spawn a helicopter does NOT mean you can fly one. Get a license or something, you lunatic.)
Call Of Duty - Commando Pro
No fall damage would be super useful in real life. You could take dangerous jobs involving heights, scare people by jumping down past elevators, and not have to worry about dying in an embarrassing way like slipping on a banana skin and cracking your head open. I assume it'd work like that. I don't know the rules for this stuff.
Watch Dogs - Next Level Hacker
Changing traffic lights to green, disabling electronics, and learning people's secrets are all useful tricks you can do with the Watch Dogs 'Profiler'. Not to mention being able to access people's bank accounts to withdraw free money from ATMs. Just be careful you don't make your newfound hacking capabilities too obvious.
Mario - Double Jump
No longer will you have to worry about not being able to reach something a little too high or that you can't jump high enough to be in the NBA. A good double jump will clear those problems right up.
Pokémon - Spacious Backpack/Satchel/Handbag
The Pokémon games' protagonists carry countless rocks, CDs and balls in their bags. Imagine being able to fit crazy amounts of stuff in a cool little satchel or handbag. You can just carry a whole load of stuff with you and be ready for any situation life throws at you.
Most Games - Difficulty Change
Set it to easy and enjoy earning more money for the same jobs, less-challenging tasks and easy to manage relationships. Occasionally you'll make things harder to see what it's like, then realize life is horrible and unforgiving to those playing it on the hardest modes.
Can you think of any more video game powers that would help out in everyday situations? Leave a comment below!