Video Game Trivia! – 17 Interesting facts you may not have known

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Video games offer new experiences, stories and entertainment like nothing else and the industry is forever growing! With unlimited possibilities for the future and thousands of games already released there are bound to be some things that we do not know about them… Well here are just some interesting facts about a few of our favourite games. And, if you like these facts be sure to check out our features section here for more!

  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

Let us know some of your interesting and random facts in the comments section below!… Was there anything in that list that you didn’t know? Or maybe you know something that we don’t?

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Source: PlayStation Official Magazine 162 (UK)

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Hi, the name is Adam, I'm 26 and from the UK. Video games have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I enjoy games from all eras both new and old and there is nothing better than writing about what you love most.

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