Category: video games

The Sony PlayStation was never meant to be a product. It was intended to be a new console that would play Nintendo games exclusively on CDs. Nintendo backed out of the deal at the last minute. Sony went ahead and launched what would become the most successful console of all time.

When Rockstar first released Grand Theft Auto, they actually paid reviewers to negatively review the game in order to keep it controversial, and therefore popular. They targeted right wing news papers to ensure moral outrage and drive the game to success.

Super Mario was named after Mario Segale, an Italian-American who leased his warehouse to Nintendo in the ‘80s.

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Steam was originally created so Valve didn’t have to keep shutting off Counter-Strike servers to fix issues with the game.

“Tetris Effect” occurs when you focus so much on something— such as a video game— that you start to see it in real life and during sleep.

“Tetris Effect” occurs when you focus so much on something— such as a video game— that you start to see it in real life and during sleep.

Fortnite creator Tim Sweeney is one of the largest landowners in North Carolina and has been buying land for ecologically sustainable purposes since 2008.

Back in the 1980’s people were able to download Video Games from a radio broadcast by recording the sounds onto a cassette tape that they could then play on their computers.

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At Norway’s maximum-security Halden Prison, prisoners are paid 53 kroner ($9) per day to leave their cells, which are equipped with a video game console, mini-fridge, and a window with no bars. Guard stations are tiny and cramped to encourage them to interact with the prisoners.

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80% of mass shooters showed no interest in violent video games, a researcher found.