12 Peculiar Things You Might Not Know About Video Games

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Just because you master the art of playing video games, doesn’t necessarily mean you know about everything. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into developing a video game and there’s so much behind the scenes that we are still unaware of. Sometimes, even our favorite feature was not even intended to be included, sounds crazy? Well, it is. Video games are a current sensation with crazy fans all over. So if you’re a gamer reading this, you might enjoy knowing some peculiar things about your favorite hobby.

1. Dead Space

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The developers of Dead Space created Necromorphs after studying the images of car wreck victims. You didn’t see that coming!

2. Yakuza

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Nintendo was forced to ship their consoles during the night because they were afraid to get robbed by the Japanese mafia Yakuza. It is the most violent mafia in the world.

3. Splinter Cell

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Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory was banned in South Korea because the game showed the possible destruction of the country’s capital, Seoul. The ban was, however, lifted in 2008.

4. Pokémon

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Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokémon series got the idea for the game based on his experience as a child. He used to see caterpillar turning into a butterfly.

5. Lara Croft

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Lara Croft had inflated breast size which was a mistake by the designer Toby Gard. He misadjusted the model’s chest size by 150 percent, and the game developers persuaded him to keep the ballooned boobs.

6. PainStation

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In 2001, a couple of art students developed a version of Pong called PainStation. In this, the losers can actually feel the heat, whip or electrical damage.

7. Xbox

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Since the very first Xbox console used the Microsoft X Technology it was called Direct X Box. However, it was later shortened to Xbox.

8. Trash Can

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Game developers look for peculiar things to meet their requirements. In Mass Effect 3, the sound of the reapers was created by repeatedly opening and closing a trash can.

9. Halo 2

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It is the best selling first-generation Xbox game with about 6.3 million copies sold in the United States alone. That says a lot.

10. Scratch-n-Sniff

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FIFA 2001 was the first game to have a scratch-n-sniff disc, that smell like a football field.

11. Missing Slice

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One of the most famous games in the world, Pacman is quite addictive. But, do you know that the main inspiration behind Pacman’s shape is a round pizza missing a slice? Well, now you do.

12. Easter Eggs

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Back in the days, peculiar things like easter eggs were not part of the gaming world. In fact, the first Easter egg in video games was observed in Adventure of Atari 2006, where players can access a room having its creator’s name. Time has changed a lot ever since.

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