video game facts that will make you sound like an expert


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5. Respect your elders
Madden NFL, as a franchise, is older than half the players currently playing in the NFL. “It’s in the game!” and on your system of choice—Madden NFL has appeared on 33 different video game platforms and consoles, including Windows, iOS, the Sega Genesis and Sega Saturn, Nintendo SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, and Wii U, Turbo Duo, 3DO; PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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4. The PlayStation is born
Sony and Nintendo entered into a development partnership to create a new console—a video game machine that would be one of the first to play CDs. Sony would provide the electronics, CD player, and other parts, but Nintendo killed the project. Sony decided to continue to develop the technology and launch it as a game system, now known to the world as the original PlayStation. To this day, the PS2 is the best-selling console of all time with 157.6 million units sold.

3. Get moving
The Nintendo Entertainment Systems Power Pad, which was released in 1988 along with the game World Class Track Meet, launched the exergame genre.

A decade later in 1998, Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution became the most successful exergame ever (though it’s now considered a rhythm game).

2. Boo!
Resident Evil is one of the most successful video game franchises in history, having spawned dozens of sequels, movies, toys, books, and board games. The original Resident Evil PlayStation game holds the record for worst video game dialogue, according to Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition.

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1. Girl power
Street Fighter II introduced one of video gaming’s first playable female characters, Chun-Li. (The very first playable human female video game character was found in the 1985 Taito arcade game Typhoon Gal.)

And just like that, you’re 23 video game facts smarter. You thought you knew, but really, you had no idea! (Here are a few coding facts if you wanted to keep the learning going.)

With video games, anything is possible. Beyond that, even a mistake or misstep can turn into something incredible in the end.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to make your mark in the world of video games. It all starts with an idea (and reading through these facts has probably sparked a few).

Ready to keep going? Here is more video game trivia, and if you have have kid or teen ready to explore the other side of video games, learn more about the video game camp courses they can take to go from game player to game creator.


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Video games can be like steroids for the mind. Gambling has the ability to improve the quality of life, playing different video games increases grey matter, or the size of your brain. Games also streamline both learned and instinctive skills. Simply put, gaming impacts the parts of the brain responsible for spatial orientation, fine motor skills, and memory. That sounds cool, agree?