101 things you didn't know about games

42. David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid games, wrote the screenplay for the movie X-Men.

43. Nearly half the disc space on Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is taken up with dialogue.

44. When GTA first appeared (at E3 in 1997), attendees were told that to drive from one side of the game's city to the other would take players around three minutes.

45. In Halo 2’s Metropolis level of its single-player campaign, a giant football can be found tucked away on a rooftop.

46. Before settling on its nonsensical ‘Simlish’ dialogue for The Sims, the game’s creators experimented with languages such as Ukrainian, Navajo and Tagalog.