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26Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Konami had a sense of humor dealing with Nintendo piracy. If Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III senses it isn't an authentic copy the game silently reduces the damage the player deals out, doubles the damage they take and makes Shredder immortal. - Source

27. During the production of Goldeneye 007, developers considered having players unplug and reinsert the N64 rumble pack every time they wanted to reload their weapon. - Source

28. The Japanese version of Fallout 3 does not give the player the option to detonate the Megaton nuclear bomb. - Source

29. Best Buy removed the fighting video game "Primal Rage" from its shelves after an Arizona woman complained that her 11-year-old son had faithfully portrayed one of the game's gorilla-like character's "golden shower/urination" fatality move. - Source

30. Scientists in Berlin asked adults to play Super Mario 64 over a period of 2 months for 30 minutes a day. The group showed increase in grey matter, demonstrating "the direct causal link between video gaming and a volumetric brain increase." - Source


Scientists have shown that playing Tetris can ease cravings for sex, drugs, and food. - Source

32. The multiplayer mode in GoldenEye was added last minute, without the knowledge of Rare and Nintendo. - Source

33. Miyamoto believed "donkey" meant "stupid" in English, and assumed the name Donkey Kong would convey the sense "stupid ape" to an American audience. When he suggested this name to Nintendo of America, he was laughed at, but the name stuck. - Source

34. NES games like Battletoads were made so hard because Nintendo was losing money on video game rentals. If they took a long time to beat, people would have to buy the games instead. - Source

35. A study surveying 5000 children on the video game and social habits, came to a conclusion that those playing video games on a regular basis are more satisfied with their lives, are less prone to being hyperactive, have less emotional issues than those who don’t play video games at all.

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36World of Warcraft

Some political prisoners in China were forced to play World of Warcraft and other games to gather virtual currency. - Source

37. If you finish the incredible hard video game Ghosts n' Goblin, you will receive a message at the end that all was just an illusion and you will be forced to start at the very beginning of the game again. Only after playing through the second time you will see the real ending. - Source

38. Angry Birds and Clash of Clans have helped rejuvenate Finland's economy after Nokia's downfall. - Source

39. The entire game of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is less than 1MB in size. - Source

40. Earthworm Jim was created as a result of the success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The game was created as a satire of platform video games at the time; for instance, "Princess-What's-Her-Name" was a parody of how so many video games had throw-away female characters to be saved.

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41Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill almost missed the call for the role of Superman because he was playing "World of Warcraft". - Source

42. Nintendo Power stopped accepting the many Tetris high scores submitted by Steve Wozniak. So he reversed his name, and Evets Kainzow was printed. - Source

43. With over 25 billion hours (2.85 million years) of total game playtime, people have played call of duty for longer than the course of human existence. - Source

44. Ghostbusters: The Video Game (2009) has voice acting from all four of the original cast members (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson), who helped write the script as well. Aykroyd considers it "essentially the third movie". - Source

45. The award for 10 consecutive kills with a shotgun in Halo 3 was titled "Cheneymania!" before it was changed to "Open Season!" - Source


Every time Pac-Man eats a regular dot, he stops moving for one frame (1/60th of a second), slowing his progress by roughly 10% just enough for the following ghost to overtake him. - Source

47. Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, and Nathan Fillion all voiced marines in Halo 3. Their characters were given personalities resembling the characters they played in Firefly. - Source

48. There is a hiding spot in Pac-man where you can sit still safely for as long as you like. - Source

49. Goldeneye 007 for N64 only had 9 developers on the team, and 8 of them had never worked on video games before. - Source

50. People who play video games are more likely to be lucid dreamers (have control over their actions in dreams) than those who don't. - Source


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