15 Interesting Facts about Video Games

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Video games are quite popular and we see big gaming tournaments every year. many of us are addicted to video games. There are lots of video games to play, but few are notable and more popular than others. There are lots of fun stories behind some of our favorite games. In this article, I am curating some interesting cool facts about video games you might now have known about.

Interesting Facts about Video Games

1. The idea for Pac-Man came while eating Pizza

Creator of Pac-man got the idea of the game while he was eating the Pizza. The shape of iconic Pac-Man came in his mind after he took a slice of pizza.

Image source: pacmanmuseum.com

2. Pokemon was inspired by butterflies!

As a kid, Satoshi Tajiri, the series’ creator, used to collect caterpillars and watched them turn into butterflies. He revealed that the Pokemon was inspired by butterflies!.

4. Mario was named after the landlord of Nintendo’s first warehouse Mr. Mario Segale.

Mario is one of the most popular video game of the history. But the name of the character was taken from the name of Mr. Mario Segale who was the landlord of Nintendo’s first warehouse

5. Accidental size of Lara Croft’s breast

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Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft is one of the sexiest gaming characters. Her breast size was actually an accident. The developers of the game wanted to increase her breast size by 50% but accidentally increased it by 150%.

6. SEGA Saturn was the first console with internal storage

SEGA Saturn was the first gaming console to ship with an internal memory. It was shipped with one megabyte of memory.

7. 3,333,360 Points Is The Max Score You Can Get In ‘Pac-Man’

Pac-Man is one of the most popular games ever made. The first person to get the perfect score in this game was Billy Mitchell in 1999 after playing the game for around 6 hours.

8. PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS are best selling gaming consoles

The best selling gaming console of all time is PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS. Both sold about 155 million units.

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9. Mario actually doesn’t hit the bricks with his head.

Most of the people who played Mario generally thinks that Mario hits the brick with his head. But this is wrong. It actually punches them if look closely.

10. World of Warcraft is the highest grossing video game

The highest grossing video game of all the time is World of Warcraft. The game has made over 10 billion dollars over its life time.

11. Halo 2 was delayed for PC release because one of the developers had hidden a picture of his ass in it – Source

12. Homefront was a video game based on a war against North Korean global power. It was released in early 2011 and has so far successfully predicted the year of Kim Jong-Il’s death (2011) and North Korea’s nuclear test in 2013. – Source

13. PlayStation 1 was originally planned as Nintendo console

Initially, Sony was chosen to design the electronic components of Nintendo console but Nintendo ditched the project. After this, Sony decided to make a console anyway and brought PlayStation 1.

14. Xbox was originally named DirectXbox

For a gaming console, Microsoft met DirectX officials with a plan of gaming console running on Microsoft platform using Direct X graphics technology. The name was decided as DirectXbox. Later it became Xbox.

15. Highest number a human could press a controller button in a second

Toshuyuki Takahashi, a Japanese gamer holds the record of pressing a controller button 16 times in a second