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EA Sports explains how the ‘Hercules Check’ in ‘NHL 13′ really happened (VIDEO)

Sean Leahy
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Glitches in video games are sometimes frustrating, but often hilarious. Case and point: the "Hercules Check" that we featured last week showing Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara launching Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby into the fifth row thanks to a booming hip check.

The clip went viral and EA enlisted NHL 13 producer Sean Ramjagsingh to help explain just how they captured that added bit of "realism":

If you're a golf fan, you might remember when a gamer found a glitch in Tiger Woods 08 allowing a shot to be made while standing on top of water. EA had Tiger "demonstrate" that he's regularly able to make the "Jesus shot" and that it certainly was no glitch.

Now, if we could only get them to make hits in the NHL series to mimic those of our favorite fighting games, like the "Hadouken", or just keep the already hilarious glitched reactions to some checks.

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