30 Facts About Video Games That Are More Interesting Than the Games Themselves

30 Facts About Video Games That Are More Interesting Than the Games Themselves

When it comes to fact-spreading, we’ve had a pretty big week. We started off by popping some kid’s basketball to teach him that basketball was invented by a Canadian. We put a hole in another kid’s TV to teach him that World War II halted TV’s progress in the 1930s. Now we’re here to pause your game to drop dozens of little video game tidbits on you. That, or it’s stomp your controller, so… What’s it gonna be, kiddo?

America's Army RELEASED ON: PC CRACKED.COM Predating Call of Duty by one year, this US Army recruitment tool and propaganda vehicle spawned 7 sequels, an arcade port, and an untold number of Ford F-150's with a Punisher skull decal.

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Space Invaders had its own term for repetitive strain injuries in the '80s. Snacks WIN . UP TO Space Invaders Wrist was coined by one writer to the New England Medical Journal in 1981. By the following year, BBC was reporting that each family doctor typically now saw one new case of Space Invaders Wrist every month. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM WALL JUMPING STARTED AS A GLITCH. In the original Super Mario Bros, if Mario ran against a wall in midair, he would briefly register as being inside the object, which made the game believe he was on solid ground, allowing him to jump again. Developers liked this feature so much that they left it intact for ten years, until it became an actual in-game ability

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POKEMON CRYSTAL Nintendo PoKéMoN Gotta catch emall! PHM TRAINER RED wants to battle! GRACKED.COM AME BOY. COLOR The Pokemon series was planned to end with Pokemon Gold and Silver, fighting your way back through the first game's gyms and using the original protagonist as the final boss was a fitting conclusion to the story. Of course, after the success of the previous games, the Pokemon Company decided to continue the franchise with Crystal.

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Sonic the Hedgehog was initially a rabbit. Developer Yuji Naka wanted to give the character a somersault attack, but later figured that it'd make zero sense for a rabbit to do so with its long ears, because it'd hurt itself while doing the attack. CRACKED.COM

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The brown-on-blue color scheme in the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man was a result of the company having a rule against black backgrounds for non-space games. 396 SHARP KAD-M may CONDETTE - Programmer Tod Frye later said if CRACKED.COM he had known how important a blue maze on a black background was to Pac-Man's iconicity, he would have broken that rule.

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30 Facts About Video Games That Are More Interesting Than the Games Themselves

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