Here are the 10 things that most video gamers don’t know


Here are 10 lesser-known facts about video games that might surprise even the most avid video gamer

  1. Did you know that the creator of the classic game “Tetris,” Alexey Pajitnov, didn’t make any money from his masterpiece for a decade? That’s because the rights to the game were owned by the Soviet government until 1996.
  2. Have you ever heard about the “Atari video game burial”? Back in 1983, Atari buried thousands of unsold copies of the game “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” in a New Mexico landfill. The event became a legend, and the cartridges were unearthed in 2014!
  3. Believe it or not, the hit game “Angry Birds” wasn’t an instant success. It was actually Rovio’s 52nd game – talk about perseverance!
  4. Gamers fondly remember the Nintendo GameBoy, but did you know that it once held a secret? There’s an unreleased GameBoyperipheral called “The WorkBoy,” which turned the console into a functional personal computer.
  5. When you think about game-breaking bugs, the Y2K bug might come to mind. But have you ever heard of the “Millennium Bug” in “WWE SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role”? When players injure an opponent’s limb too much, they lose the match!
  6. Nintendo is famous for its iconic characters, but get ready for a surprise: the characters from “Donkey Kong” and “Super Mario Bros.” are related! Cranky Kong, the original Donkey Kong’s father, is actually Mario’s arch-nemesis.
  7. “Pokémon Sapphire” and “Pokémon Ruby” are memorable games, but did you know that they initially featured over 100 unique Pokémon designs that were scrapped during development?
  8. Ever wonder why “Halo 2” for PC requires a product key? It’s not just a security measure; there’s an in-game fish-tank easter egg that can only be accessed by putting in the correct key!
  9. Remember playing Team Fortress Classic? Apparently, every character in that game was voiced by just one man: Sniper voice actor John Patrick Lowrie.
  10. Finally, here’s a mind-blowing fact for “Final Fantasy” fans. The extremely powerful spell “Death” has a hidden percentage success rate, but none of the games in the series bother to tell you! Players have to rely on luck and strategy to master this spell.

There you have it – 10 things even the most dedicated gamers might not have known. So next time you’re in a gaming trivia battle, remember these surprising nuggets of history!


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