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10 Amazing things you would like to know about Video Games..

Gaurang Gheewala, Blogger

June 30, 2010

2 Min Read


1. The word "video" in "video game" traditionally referred to a raster display device, although the term now makes reference to a visual display. It must not be confused with VHS.


2. The very first video game patent was filed on January 25, 1947 Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann. It was called the "Cathode ray tube Amusement Device". Best.Console.Name.Ever.


3. A gene on chromosome 7 of a human genome is called “Sonic Hedgehog”. Nintendo employees were forced to remove the genome, which consequentially led to the deaths of 75 employees, and the birth of 15 Yoshi’s.


4. “Mario” got his name from Mario Shigali, who was the landlord of Nintendo of America’s warehouse back in the day. Mario’s original name was “Mr. Video Game”. Thank god they changed that one.


5. The first product Sony ever released was a rice cooker. New Move game just announced. “Let’s make some rice!” David Jaffe is directing.


6. Ever since the first Mario game hit shelves back in 1983, there has been an increase in children being named Mario. Despite the success of Mario and his subsequent games, no one on the planet is called Wario, Waluigi or Peach. How weird.


7. A single game of Animal Crossing on Gamecube can potentially last 29 years, meaning someone, somewhere on the planet (probably in Japan) may still be on their first game save.


8. Infamously weird and surreal Gamecube game Killer7 has collectable carrier pigeons that are named after each female character from the James Bond films.


9. You can be locked up in New Zealand if you own a copy of Manhunt. However, it’s still OK to marry a sheep.


10. Thanks to a small glitch, Super Mario 64 can be completed by finding only 1 of the 120 stars hidden throughout the game.

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