101 things you didn't know about games

22. Red Dead Revolver was originally being made by Capcom, before it sold the rights off to Rockstar.

23. US-only PS2 and Xbox boobfest The Guy Game (seriously, a DVD-style quiz based on ladies flashing their breasts) was banned when it transpired that one of the contestants was underage.

24. Halo 2 is the bestselling Xbox title ever, selling some eight million copies. It’s closely followed by five million for the original Halo.

25. Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind contains a secret talking crab tucked away on a small island, who’s also a trader.

26. The title of PS2 game ICO is a pun on the Japanese word for ‘let’s go’.

27. In the original Animal Crossing for Nintendo 64, unreleased outside of Japan, you have to input the time and date every time you boot up the game.

28. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime used to be the senior director of national marketing at Pizza Hut. While there he launched the Bigfoot Pizza and The Big New Yorker.

29. Squat braniac Raz wasn’t always intended to be the lead character of Psychonauts. It had initially been an ostrich.

30. Before going on to create classic games like Outrun, Shenmue and Virtua Fighter for Sega, Yu Suzuki had considered becoming a dentist.

31. Tomb Raider's Lara Croft was originally called Laura Cruz.


  • 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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