101 things you didn't know about games

32. Nintendo has never given Mario an official surname, even though ‘Mario Bros.’ suggests that it’s Mario Mario.

33. PS2 game Asterix & Oberix XXL 2 features over 100 parodies of videogame characters/titles, including Pac-Man, Tetris, Tomb Raider, Street Fighter and Super Mario Sunshine.

34. The development code name for Half-Life was Quiver, after the Arrowhead military base in Stephen King's novella The Mist.

35. The very first Dynasty Warriors game was actually a one-on-one beat ‘em up.

36. Gran Turismo 2 featured some 650 cars, a total that Gran Turismo 3 couldn’t pip.