Here are 12 facts about gaming and popular videogames that you didn’t know!

12. Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon, got his idea by watching caterpillars transform into butterflies as a kid.

12 Surprising Facts About Gaming

11. The game Dragon quest is so popular in Japan that it was banned on weekdays because it resulted in kids bunking their schools and many adults taking ‘sick days off’ just to play the game.

12 Surprising Facts About Gaming

10. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith made more money for the Aerosmith band than any of their previous albums made.

12 Surprising Facts About Gaming

9. Starcraft is very famous in Japan. It is so famous that professional gamers receive a huge salary to play Starcraft on competitions.

12 Surprising Facts About Gaming
8. The game Donkey Kong got its name by mistake, because the creator, Miyamoto, thought the word donkey meant “stupid” in English.

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7. Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, is also the founder of the famous fast food chain ‘Chuck E Cheese’.

12 Surprising Facts About Gaming

6. Players of the video game called Foldit decoded the crystal structure of an AIDS structure using the puzzle that scientists couldn’t solve for over 15 years!

12 Surprising Facts About Gaming

5. Famous actor Robin Willams was so obsessed with videogames and gaming that he named his two kids after the characters of popular video games – Cody (Final Fight) and Zelda (The Legend of Zelda).

12 Surprising Facts About Gaming

4. Toru Iwatwani, the creator of Pac-Man says that Pac-Man was inspired by women because Pac-Man is always eating and “women were always eating something.”

12 Surprising Facts About Gaming

3. If you ever wondered why Rockstar’s GTA has so many negative reviews, y9u can stop wondering because it turns out Rockstar games paid to get negative press for its GTA series!

12 Surprising Facts About Gaming

2. Studies have shown that gaming has many positive effects on the brain. For example, many studies have proven that playing videogames trains the player to react faster and swiftly make the correct decisions.

12 Surprising Facts About Gaming

  1. Sonic Hedgehog videogame has actually has inspired a gene in the human body called SHH (Sonic Hedgehog). This gene is responsible for ensuring all our limbs and organs grow in their place.

12 Surprising Facts About Gaming

If you knew any of these already, or if you know more fun facts, comment and let us know! 🙂

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