Wednesday, 11 June 2014

11 Mind-Blowing Facts About Video Games

1. Sonic The Hedgehog isn't only the name of Sega's speedy mascot, but also a gene on
chromosome 7 of the human genome.

2. In 1986, Nintendo released a special Disk System peripheral for the NES in Japan. Among its features was a microphone in the controller, which certain games used, including an updated version of the original Zelda. You could only destroy a certain enemy by shouting into the mic.

3. Homefront, a video game released in early 2011, based on a war against North Korean global power, has so far successfully predicted both the year of Kim Jong-Il’s death (2011) and North Korea’s nuclear test in 2013.

4. In Assassin’s Creed, every key character you assassinate was a real person, and the date and location of their death is accurate.

5. In 2011, a 46 year old man from Plymouth, England found and attacked a 13-year-old kid because the kid killed him too many times in Call of Duty.

6. Studies have found that surgeons, who regularly play video games make 37% fewer errors and perform tasks 27% faster than their peers

7. Steve Wozniak’s (co-creator of Apple) favorite video game is Tetris. He submitted so many high scores to Nintendo Power that they eventually stopped printing them, so he then sent in his scores under the name “Evets Kainzow”

8. It is illegal for kids 16 and under in South Korea to play video games past midnight

9. Brazil has a 120% tax on video games because of an old law that classifies all games as gambling.

10. Mortal Kombat(1992) was the first game ever to get a “Mature” Rating by ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board). In fact, it was this game that was directly responsible for the creation of the ESRB.

1. PETA condemned a rat killing scene in the famous war shooter game Battlefield 3 by stating it can have, “a brutalizing effect on the target audience.”


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