Video Game Trivia! – 17 Random Video Game Facts

Video Game Trivia! – 17 Random Video Game Facts

Test your friends and increase your video game knowledge with these 17 random but interesting video game facts

  1. Back in 1997, Lara Croft was featured on stage with the band ‘U2‘.
  2. The official name for the language of ‘The Sims‘ is called Simlish.
  3. The biggest selling extreme sports game of all time to this day is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.
  4. The ESRB ratings board was created due to the graphic nature of Mortal Kombat.
  5. Before becoming THQ Nordic, THQ stood for Toy HeadQuarters.
  6. A bug existed in the original PS1 ‘Civilization’ where Gandhi would become super aggressive and favour nuclear weapons…
  7. In the original copy of Colin McRae Rally your car can be abducted by Aliens and returned as jelly.
  8. In Borderlands 2, Handsome Jack’s list of fatalities are based off of the TV show ‘Doctor Who‘.
  9. In 1998, Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus was entered for an Oscar.
  10. The movie ‘Hobo with a shotgun‘ was the initial inspiration for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
  11. Minecraft’s Creepers were made from a pig model that went wrong. (Height and width were swapped by accident)
  12. The first skater in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is actually Bruce Willis. (Neversoft reused the character model from the game ‘Apocalypse)
  13. Batman: Arkham Asylum‘s combat system was inspired by Guitar Hero.
  14. In ‘Killer 7‘, the carrier pigeons are named after Bond girls.
  15. In the unused ending for ‘The Last Of Us‘ Joel and Ellie are still alive four years later and Joel is about to get married.
  16. In ‘Prince of Persia‘ (2008) the main character is never actually called, or referred to as a prince.
  17.  Plants Vs Zombies was originally called… Lawn Of The Dead

Video games offer new experiences, stories and entertainment. With unlimited possibilities for the future and, with thousands of games already released there are bound to be things even veteran gamers are unaware of…


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Source: PlayStation Official Magazine 162 (UK)

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