Interesting and Fun Facts about Video Games

by NKS

Everyone loves to play games. But most people play games, just for fun, they don’t know the story and facts behind the game. So I’ve come to you with 15 interesting and fun facts about some of my all-time favorite games and more

Interesting Facts about Video Games

 

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

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

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!

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

Mario is one of the most popular video game of 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

4- Accidental size of Lara Croft’s breast

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%.

5- SEGA Saturn was the first console with internal storage

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

6- 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.

7- 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.

8- 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.

9- 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 lifetime.

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

11- GTA is a Racing Game

Grand Theft Auto was originally a racing game called Race’n’Chase, however, a glitch made the police cars go crazy, ramming the player. This glitch was so popular with testers that they rebuilt the game around it, creating GTA.

12- PlayStation 1 was originally planned as Nintendo console

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

13- 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.

14- 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

15. The surface area of Minecraft’s overworld (on the PC version) is approximately 9,258,235 times larger than that of the earth.

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