video game facts that will make you sound like an expert

video game facts that will make you sound like an expert

We love video games! And I’m going to take a wild guess and say that you do, too. I mean, there must be some reason you’re spending your free time looking up video game facts and clicking to read this article.

1. Gamers actually agree on the worst video game of all time

It was so bad, the creators buried the evidence. Literally. The Atari ET video game is widely regarded as the worst video game ever created, and years after it was created, copies were found buried in the New Mexico desert. If it truly was that bad, it seems like Atari ET got its just deserts.

2. Gaming (definitely) isn’t just for kids

According to a recent study, the average age of a gamer is 34, which just goes to show that the market is growing far beyond just kids and teens! As more generations grow up with video games, undoubtedly the demand and variety of options will grow. We can’t wait to see where that goes.

3. Super Snake Bros.

Are you a fan of Super Smash Bros.? Of course you are. So, then, did you ever wonder about the inclusion of Solid Snake in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as being a little random? Yoshi, Pikachu, Kirby…Solid Snake?

Apparently, such thinking is warranted! The character addition stemmed from a close friendship between Hideo Kojima, director of Metal Gear Solid, and Masahiro Sakurai, who of course, created Smash. Kojima “practically begged” Sakurai to include Solid Snake given Kojima’s son’s fandom.

4. Online first, now, and forever!

Considered one of the greatest games of all time, Diablo is an action role-playing hack and slash classic known for its groundbreaking online play.

Using, an online service, players joined forces over the internet to play Diablo. Modern MMOs like World of Warcraft are direct descendants of Diablo.

And 20 years after its debut, you can still play Diablo online. It’s the longest supported online game, ever.

5. If you build it…

Do you have a copy of Tetris for your NES? If so, you might want to dig it out and check which version you have stashed away.

The Tengen copy (Tengen being Atari’s publishing arm) is thought to be in limited quantity—with only around 100,000 copies still in existence.

I’ll let you read about the circumstances here, but in short, the Tengen version preceded Nintendo’s own version of Tetris, but was pulled off the shelves.

Oh, what’s that? You have the Sega version? Then you might be holding one of the only ten copies said to be in existence.

6. Video game cereal

Chex Quest, which was based on the Doom game engine, is a non-violent first-person shooter released in 1996 as a Chex cereal promotion. It’s the first video game ever included as a cereal box prize. The very first video game (and video game character) ever to get its own cereal? Donkey Kong.

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