101 things you didn't know about games

12. A six-digit number can be found on the Scorpion tanks in Halo, which refers to the birth date of the game’s art director, Marcus R. Lehto. His initials also appear on Master Chief’s boots.

13. The first ever videogame Easter egg is considered to be that found in Adventure for Atari 2600, where the player could access a room displaying the name of the game’s creator.

14. First-person shooter Doom 3 contains a reference, found on an in-game PDA, to Brit sitcom The Office.

15. Guy Cihi, who played James Sunderland in Silent Hill 2, is a high-powered venture capitalist who was unexpectedly cast while taking his daughter to audition for a different game.

16. There are 504 pieces of character equipment in Final Fantasy X on PS2.

17. Michael Jackson, in some form or other, has appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Ready 2 Rumble Round 2, Space Channel 5 1 & 2, GTA: Vice City and, obviously, Moonwalker.

18. Back in 1995, Nintendo claimed that over 100 third-party titles were in the works for its subsequently stillborn Virtual Boy system.

19. Everybody Loves Katamari features a bonus level that involves collecting one million roses. It doesn’t have to be completed in one go, thankfully.

20. FIFA 2001 is the first and only game to date to use a "scratch and sniff" CD. The disc smelt of turf.

21. Fable: The Lost Chapters features Peter Molyneux’s gravestone.


  • jameel-aboulhosn - October 18, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    False. RE0 is also on Wii.
  • Chapmoin - November 18, 2008 2:03 a.m.

    You done used that "Jumpman" fact twice! Also one of your facts is "the average gamer is 28" so of course we are well aware of such things. My favourite fact is #84 of the first list.
  • Black_X_1111 - November 16, 2008 2:36 a.m.

    I would think Mario's surname would be Mario Jumpman. Or maybe Mario is his surname and its Jumpman Mario?
  • The_Zanger - November 15, 2008 1:29 a.m.

    what happens to Animal Crossing after 29 years?!
  • Patius - October 19, 2008 3:07 p.m.

    72. Resident Evil Zero is the only non-spin-off Resi title to remain exclusive to a single format, the GameCube. There's a Japan only Wii version out.
  • jameel-aboulhosn - October 18, 2012 1:49 p.m.

    RE0 has been on Wii for 3 years in America.
  • Nintendophile - October 18, 2008 5:32 a.m.

    Awesome article! I didn't know a lot of those things, and many of them were great surprises!
  • Johnny6Gun - October 17, 2008 10:15 p.m.

    A very fun feature loaded with some great trivia. Top shelf.
  • WoodsieLord - November 15, 2008 3:01 p.m.

    #89 There is actually ONE character you can talk to in Fallout when you have very low Intelligence. He is a character who speaks only in grunts if your character has high Intelligence. But when you are just as dim as he is, you can talk fluently with each other.
  • key0blade - November 14, 2008 11:51 p.m.

  • cliffB - October 19, 2008 12:15 p.m.

    one of the best ones so far, great article
  • statuslegendary - October 18, 2008 6:46 p.m.

    Nice work, that was a great list. Now I have plenty of new ammo for my next edition of get drunk video game trivia!
  • sumguy08 - October 18, 2008 5:08 a.m.

    Yes I agree, top shelf. But seriously I liked this article. It showed me some unfarmiliar things, and other things I experienced myself
  • spiderking2009 - July 8, 2009 2:55 a.m.

    good article
  • SaladinTCO - April 13, 2009 4:16 a.m.

    Sorry, but FIFA 2001 wasn't the only "scratch and sniff" disc. There was also Gran Turismo 2: Simulation Disc. Scratch to create the smell of burning rubber.
  • uvebeenpwned - January 4, 2009 5:05 p.m.

    i love this article ps 12TH!!!

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