25 Peculiar Things You Might Not Know About Video Games

There exists some peculiar things you might not know about video games. For example, did you know that the first video game Easter egg is found in a game for Atari 2600? How about the fact that Nintendo was forced to ship Super Nintendo consoles during the night because the company’s owners were scared of being robbed by the Japanese mafia. Crazy huh? There is no denying the fact that video games are one of the most integral parts of the current pop culture and entertainment industry with millions of fans of all ages around the world. If you happen to be reading this list and are a gamer then we’re pretty sure you enjoy learning about this awesome form of entertainment, but the question is how many little details do you know about your favorite hobby? If your answer is “not many” then that’s about to change because we’ve compiled a list of 25 Peculiar Things You Might Not Know About Video Games. Go ahead and share these cool facts with your friends, they’ll think you are a genius (and you are of course).

25 Peculiar Things You Might Not Know About Video Games was suggested by YouTuber Bryan Quintero. Thank you! Keep the suggestions coming.

 

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For those of you who didn’t know this, South Korea had put an embargo on Japanese imports after World War II. So, back in the awesome 1990s, Hyundai Electronics distributed Nintendo 64 in the country after renaming it Comboy 64.

Nintendo 64Source: Encyclopedia of Video Games, Image: commons.wikimedia.org
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In case you’ve wondered, yes, the Reznor enemies in Super Mario World are indeed named after Trent Reznor of the American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails.

Trent ReznorSource: Encyclopedia of Video Games, Image: en.wikipedia.org

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The Necromorphs in Dead Space were designed after the developers of the game studied many pictures of car-wreck victims. Totally sick, I know!

Dead SpaceSource: Encyclopedia of Video Games, Image: loyalkng.com
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Nintendo was forced to ship Super Nintendo consoles during the night because the company’s owners were scared of being robbed by the Yakuza, Japan’s mafia, one of the most violent in the world.

NintendoSource: Encyclopedia of Video Games, Image: en.wikipedia.org

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A recent study by the Education Development Center and the US Congress–supported Ready To Learn (RTL) Initiative found that a curriculum that involved digital media such as video games could improve early literacy skills when coupled with strong parental and teacher involvement. Maybe it’s finally time to officially introduce video games in schools?

Source: Encyclopedia of Video Games, Image: en.wikipedia.orgSource: Encyclopedia of Video Games, Image: en.wikipedia.org


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