A recent study has shown that more home consoles are owned by women than men, a statistic that likely surprises many people. This inspired me to take a look through one of my favourite sites, didyouknowgaming.com, to see if there was anything interesting I could show you. Take a look below at some great facts.
There’s a history of prediction in popular culture, and video games are no different, but this one is really creepy.
Ever hear those old jokes about every Super Mario power up being based on some form of drug? Looks like it was based on some kind of truth.
Yet another fact that highlights how much video games can have an affect on the economy in a huge way. In a lot of ways, they still are!
Can you believe that one of video gaming’s greatest and most known mascots nearly started out as Popeye? Dear god. Imagine a world of video games that have Popeye plastered over them. The owners really let it go allowing that licensing deal to go sour.
I’ll never play a Super Mario game the same way again. There’s something very dark about the implications of this that will be ringing in the back of my head whenever I fire one of them up.
The level of work that goes into the background of video games is astonishing sometimes. Even Pokemon has some sense to it.
Lore is an important part of video games. Sometimes the developers really put the effort in, even adding in stuff that fans and plays might not even see.
It’s always interesting to note how where you’re from and the culture that surrounds you can heavily influence the art created where you’re from. Your past will always shape the future of your country’s creation.
Have we missed any of your video game facts? Let us know in the comments what you think about more women owning consoles and whether or not I missed some better facts that you think everyone should know.