10 Interesting Facts about Video Games

People who love to play games might have known one of these following facts about video games below. Video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generated visual feedback on a video device. The word “video game” traditionally referred to a raster display device, but it now implies any type of display device that can produce two or three dimensional images. The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles. To get to know more about it, here are some other facts about video games you may like.

Facts about video games 1: Helping to Decide Something

Studies have found that playing action video games trains people to make the right decisions faster without loss of accuracy. Video game players develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them that helps them with multitasking, driving, keeping track of friends in a crowd, and navigating around town.

Facts about video games 2: Real-life War Experience

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.

Facts about video games - Counter Strike

Facts about video games – Counter Strike

Facts about video games 3: Counter-Strike

Jack Thompson, a former lawyer, sent a letter to Bill Gates claiming Microsoft could be legally responsible for the Virginia Tech massacre because of Counter-Strike, a game they didn’t even create.

Facts about video games 4: GTA San Andreas

The Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer’s Edition lists GTA San Andreas as the video game with the largest voice cast, with 861 credited voice actors, including 174 actors and 687 additional performers, many of those performers were fans of the series, who wanted to appear on the game.

Facts about video games - LOTR LEGO Video Game

Facts about video games – LOTR LEGO Video Game

Facts about video games 5: Tetris

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”

Facts about video games 6: Halo Video Game Series

After the feature film based on the Halo video game series that was to be directed by Neill Blomkamp fell through, producer Peter Jackson went to Blomkamp and offered him $30 million to make whatever he wanted. He made the movie District 9.

Facts about video games - Nintendo characters

Facts about video games – Nintendo characters

Facts about video games 7: AIDS Virus

The crystal structure of an AIDS virus was decoded in 10 days using an online video game called Foldit. This was something that had stumped scientists for over 15 years.

Facts about video games 8: Space Invaders

When Tomohiro Nishikado created Space Invaders, he discovered that the processor lag reduced greatly with fewer Invaders on the screen. Rather than compensate, he left it as is; potentially inventing incremental difficulty in video games.

Facts about video games - Space Invaders

Facts about video games – Space Invaders

Facts about video games 9: Super Mario Bros

Mario gaming series creator Shigeru Miyamoto and his team had wanted Mario to ride a dinosaur after the completion of their very first Super Mario Bros game. It took 6yrs before technology could handle the release of Yoshi in Super Mario World.

Facts about video games 10: Game Boy

The inventor of the Game Boy was originally Nintendo’s janitor. The President of the company happened to walk by and was impressed by a toy he had created out of boredom. He later went on to have an illustrious career.

Facts about video games - Super Mario Bros

Facts about video games – Super Mario Bros

Hope you would like and find those video games facts really interesting and useful for your entertainment.

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