Sick of playing video games? Of course, you aren’t, but we bet you can’t play a video game this very moment or you wouldn’t be wasting your time reading instead of tapping arrows. If that’s the case, why not read a few video-game fun facts about your favorite way to pass your limited life on this planet? After all, the amazing developers spent a lot of time creating that game you’ll only play through once, so you might as well spend a few moments appreciating their effort through trivia about the work they accomplished.
The Team Fortress Spy is a glitch that never went away
The early prototype for Half Life's protagonist was a burly, bearded, strung-out looking madman.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim lets players identify the dragon in the introduction...if they get close enough
Weird stuff happens to Mario when he drowns in Super Mario Galaxy.
The multiplayer mode that defined GoldenEye 007 for many, was created on the sly.
Diablo was supposed to be a turn-based game with claymation graphics.
Street Fighter was born during a dull meeting.
The Legend of Zelda's iconic title music was a last-minute patch.
The Doomguy's grunt of pain is a dude taking a dump
Pokemon GO made people hunt for monsters literally everywhere.
Call of Duty is a recruiting tool for the US military
You could fit all the game developers of Pokemon Blue and Red into a minivan
In Mafia II, the NPCs are SO realistic that they pee.
Saints Row 4 parodies romance mechanics by letting you sleep with all your companions any time you want.
. A scene where Snake is tortured with cattle prods was edited for the Japanese market so that he was instead being poked with "laughing rods."
Win the Stanley Parable by playing the game for the entire 24 hours of any Tuesday.
In Fallout: New Vegas, you can find the remains of Indiana Jones
The Gamecube V2 Keyboard Controller was probably the most difficult-to-hold controller
There's a pervert in the Japanese version of Marvel Superheroes vs. Street Fighter.
"No More Heroes" wants you to erect a sword.
Mario's hat, mustache, overalls, and color scheme were technical necessities, rather than design choices.
Super Mario Bros. 2 was too hard for Americans.
Batman: Arkham City can't stop telling you that the Joker isn't really him.
You'll never catch video game characters passing items to each other.
The game Wing Commander crashes with an error message that would read "EMM386 Memory manager error." when exited
The corpses in Dead Space are medically accurate.
Capcom was against mirror matches
A ton of Christian imagery had to be replaced for the US version of Legend of Zelda