Gaming Trivia - things you might not have known
Noob Saibot is (Ed Boon and John Tobias' The creators of Mortal Kombat, last names spelled backwards.)
The Brooklyn Bridge in Project gotham Racing 3 holds the Guiness World record for most complex environment as it's over 1 million polygons.
The Wii is currently the biggest selling console of this generation, ironically nintendo sold the least amount of consoles in the previous generation.
Most voice actors in a Video Game is 861, of which 174 is named characters in Grand Theft Auto IV.
The most licenced sound tracks in a video game goes to Project Gotham Racing which holds the record of 90 songs across 9 genres.
The most swearing in a Video Game goes to House of the Dead Overkill with 189 uses of the word "****"
The Longest cut scene in a video game with a length of 15 minutes, 17 seconds goes to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
The largest playable environment in a console game which is +-5,560 square miles (14,400 square km) goes to Fuel.
The Most ported video game of all time, ported to 59 game platforms is Tetris
The Most expensive game ever produced costing $100 million is Grand Theft Auto IV. (Thr Previous Record Holder was Shenmue on the Dreamcast)
Most controversial video game series ,Over 4,000 news stories in the US regarding controversy is Grand Theft Auto.
A character with the Most appearances in a video game totalling 116 (200+ including remakes and rereleases) is none other than Mario.
The 1st video game with animated cut scenes was Donkey Kong
The 1st game console to offer downloadable content was not the dreamcast or the Xbox but the Intellivision with the PlayCable (which had DLC in 1981)
The 1st game with cooperative gameplay (simultaneous) was Joust.
The 1st 3-dimensional console game was Alpha Waves.
The 1st game console to offer online gaming was the Nintendo Entertainment System with the Teleplay Modem.
The 1st console game with 3-dimensional sprites was Star Fox.
The 1st game with a deathmatch mode was none other then Doom.
The 1st stealth game was Castle Wolfenstein released in 1981 on the apple II.
The 1st ever Survival horror game was 1992's Alone in the Dark.
The 1st ever cel-shaded video game was Jet Set Radio on the Sega Dreamcast.
Space Invaders was the 1st video game to Sell more than 1 million Copies.
The 1st game to sell more than 10 million copies was Super Mario Bros.
The 1st game to feature an original playable black game character was Super Street Fighter II (Deejay).
The only game publisher to sell more than 1 billion games is Nintendo.
The 1st game to contain explicit nudity and sexual acts was 1982's Custer's Revenge.
The 1st game to receive a "Mature" rating from the ESRB was Doom.
The 1st and only, extreme sports video game to be censored is BMX XXX
The Best selling video game console ever is the PlayStation 2 with 140 million copies sold.
The best selling game mod is Counter-Strike which stands @ 10.7 million
The Fastest selling video game is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which stands @ 5million+ 3 months after its initial release.
The best video game of all time (according to the gaming industry experts) is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. with an average review score of 97.2
The best 6th generation game was Soulcalibur on the dreamcast which managed to surpass both it sequels which ran on more powerful consoles during that generation. The average review score for Soul Calibur was 96.75
The best First-person shooter is Halo: Combat Evolved, released in 2001 on the xbox with an average review score of 95.81.
Super Mario Bros. was the first live action movie based on a video game.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is the most successful movie based on a video game, grossing $274,703,34 in cinemas worldwide.
The first video game to inspire a ballet was Dragon Quest.
Lara Croft is the video game character with the most real life stand-ins: 9.
SK Gaming was the first gaming clan to legally bind their players to the clan.
At the of age 6, Victor De Leon aka Lil Poison became the Youngest Professional Video Gamer in the World.
The largest audience for a video game performance was achieved when Lyndon Jones and Renos Georgiou played Guitar Hero III at the Give It a Name-festival in London on May 11, 2008 in front of 9,600 people.
The Original PlayStation has got the most variations of video game hardware, namely 28 (34 including developer units).
Pokémon was the first game to get its own theme park, Poképark.
Alone in the Dark is the least successful movie based on a video game, grossing just $5,178,569 in US cinemas, while production costs were around $20 million.
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Silent Hill - Did you know the devs of original Silent Hill were greatly influenced by the 1990 horror movie, Jacobs Ladder?
Silent Hill 4- Did you know "Silent Hill 4: The Room" was originally going to be a stand alone horror title just called "The Room" that had nothing to do with the Silent Hill Franchise? That the only reason it became Silent Hill 4 is because the publishers felt the game would sell better if it carried the name of the franchise, so in turn the publishers strong armed the developers to scrap their original project only called, "The Room" and turn it into the fourth Silent Hill installment. This in turn lead to a lot of bad blood between the publisher and the developers of Silent Hill, and that is why the original developers refused to make another Silent Hill game, and why it was exported to foreign developers in The States.
Final Fantasy 7 - Did you know the major inspiration for the storyline of this most notable game was spurred by the death of Hironobu Sakaguchi's mother the creator of the game, during it's early development? In turn he changed the original story to convey even with death a person's soul can still go on. Thus the concept of the Lifestream and such was put into the game. He used the character Aerith as a catalyst to truly convey how he felt while writing the games story, and to this day it remains one of the most memorable storylines in gaming history.
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