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15 Interesting Facts about Video Games

Interesting facts about video games and consoles

15 Video Game Facts

1. Mario was actually named after the landlord of Nintendo’s first warehouse Mr Mario Segale. The original name of Mario was actually Mr Video Game which ended up becoming Mr Segale’s nickname speaking of Mario he is actually appearing in over a hundred and twenty video games.

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2. Pac-Man was invented by the designer Toru Iwatani while he was eating pizza.

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3. The PlayStation was originally designed as a Nintendo Console with Sony to make the inside components when Nintendo console changed their minds about making the console Sony decided to go ahead make the PlayStation.

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4. The video game industry is valued at 70 Billion Dollars worldwide.
5. Two-thirds of American households play games 60% are male, 40% are female.
6. In 1990 game, Golden Axe from SEGA was voiced entirely by prisoners on death row.

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7. Due to the popularity of the Nintendo game Mario Brothers in 1983, there was an explosion of name Mario given to children around that time.

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8. In the original Legend of Zelda game, why you could only hold 255 Rupees (gold coins)? Because the maximum value of an unsigned 8bit integer and to hold more would have required more memory which wasn’t just doable for the technology at that time.

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9. The most famous G code for video games of all time up up down down left right left right B A this was made popular by the game Contra which gives the player a full set of power-ups and it’s called Konami code or Gamers code.

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10. The first gaming console to ever ship with an internal memory was the SEGA Saturn and it shipped with about one megabyte of memory.

11. In the original arcade version of Donkey Kong, Mario was called jump man and he was a carpenter, not a plumber.

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12. MegaMan is known as Rockman in Japan the name was changed from Rockman to MegaMan when he came to America.

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13. The best-selling consoles of all time are the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS both tied with an about 155 million units sold.

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14. The highest grossing game of all time is actually World of WarCraft bringing in whopping ten billion dollars over its lifetime.

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15. Atari is a Japanese word that actually means success.

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    1. The code that will give you power-ups is an awesome trick that I have to try! But I can’t believe only 40% of gamer are girls. I thought there would be more girls that play. this was very informational. I can use this on my report.

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  1. Your wrong about the Saturn being the first console with internal memory. The 3do had it’s own storage and came out 3 years before….

  2. Uhm.. Althought the list is very interesting, there are several items that are very much wrong, which makes me wonder if the one’s I’ve never heard of are actually true. Do you have sources for any of this claims?

    In particular, the voice acting in Golden Axe being made by death row prisoners is an urban legend that’s only been perpetuated because people keep repeating it without knowing what they are talking about.

    Also, the Konami Code was actually invented for Gradius because the game was so hard that the developers had trouble testing it properly on advanced levels and it was forgotten to be removed when the game went into production.

    To name a couple of errors..

  3. I wish people inventing theses games would invent some high school education games so they can injoy learning and help the population of graduate s. Hello

  4. In PacMan World 2/3 I played on my old GameCube or something like that,there was an actual video and in the video,Toru actually said himself PacMan came from a pizza he ordered.He ate some of it and looked,thinking,”This looks a bit like a potential character”

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  7. this page is awesome! The pac-man thing i kind of expected though. This’ll help me n my project! THANKS!!! XD 🙂

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