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Series: Wario
It's easy to assume that Wario's name was based on turning the M in Mario's name upside down, but this isn't entirely the case. The Japanese word for 'bad' is 'warui', so Wario is actually a shortened version of 'Warui Mario' (Bad Mario). This is also the case for Waluigi (Bad Luigi), and works even better in Japan, where his name is pronounced 'Waruigi'.
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Game Boy Camera
At the time of its release, the Game Boy Camera was the world's smallest digital camera.
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World of Warcraft
A 12 year old boy called Jørgen Olsen saved himself and his sister from a moose attack using skills he learned from World of Warcraft. Hans and his sister accidentally entered the moose's territory, and the moose attacked. Hans taunted the moose to take its attention away from his sister, and then proceeded to play dead, making the moose lose interest. In the game, 'Taunting' is used to get an enemy's attention, and 'Feign Death' tricks enemies into ignoring you.
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Series: Pokémon
There is a gene in the human body that was originally named "Pokemon", but was renamed to "ZBTB7". The name change was sparked by The Pokemon Company threatening legal action against the center that discovered ZBTB7, as it is a cancer-causing gene.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Grand Theft Auto IV
According to the Liberty City Police Department's database, Niko Bellic's first criminal offense was "Grand Theft Auto" in 2008, the same year that Grand Theft Auto IV was released.
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The human body has a Gene called "Sonic Hedgehog", named after the character. The gene has an inhibitor (something that stop the process of a gene) named "Robotnikinin", named after Sonic's Nemesis, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.
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World of Warcraft
Between 2004 and 2011, the human race collectively spent almost 6 million years playing World of Warcraft.
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Developer: Konami
The infamous Konami Code was made by Konami programmer Kazuhisa Hashimoto after failing to beat "Gradius" on the NES. He programmed a simple code into the game that gave him a full set of power-ups, which allowed him to play test the game to the end.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Borderlands
The game was originally advertised to have "87 Bazillion" types of guns (Obviously a fictional number). The actual amount is 16,164,886. Gearbox's Randy Pitchford had previously stated the number was around 17,750,000, somewhat close to the actual gun count.
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Princess Zelda was named after Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

When asked about the name, Miyamoto said, "Zelda was the name of the wife of the famous novelist Francis Scott Fitzgerald. She was a famous and beautiful woman from all accounts, and I liked the sound of her name. So I took the liberty of using her name for the very first Zelda title."
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Throughout Old Snake's character development, Hideo Kojima and his crew did extensive research to find out which mustache would work best for Old Snake. They settled for Lee Van Cleef's from The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Additionally, ever since Metal Gear Solid 2, the team played around with the idea of Snake's facial hair growing in real time.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Series: Rock Band
When Harmonix was secretly developing the Rock Band Network (A network that allows artists to make their music playable in Rock Band games), they gave it the unofficial code name "Rock Band: Nickleback" to avoid attracting attention. They thought adding "Nickelback" to the title would deflect any and all curiosity, ensuring it wouldn't be leaked.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Pokemon Puzzle League
Pokemon Puzzle League is the only Pokemon game to be released exclusively to the Western market, and not in Japan.
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L.A. Noire
The first video game to be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, it was shown as an hour-long film followed by a Q&A where the audience could ask questions to the developers about the making of the game.
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Earthworm Jim
In the Special Edition version of the game, when completing the game set to the easy difficulty, the player is told a variety of made up facts about worms.
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Peter Vesterbacka, the company's official spokesman, has the job titles of "Chief Marketing Officer" and "Mighty Eagle".
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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Seasons
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Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are the only games in the series that truly intertwine, allowing the player to receive bonuses and upgrades in one game for linking it to the other. Linking the games is also the only way to truly finish the story as the final bosses only appear at the end of a linked adventure.
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The Legend of Zelda
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You can bypass the first locked door in the first dungeon by simply leaving and walking back in. Upon re-entering, the north door of the room is open and you can claim the key to the east to keep as a spare.
Contributed by Petie
Jet Set Willy
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Like most ZX Spectrum games, Jet Set Willy was stored on a cassette tape. Simply making an audio copy of the cassette allowed people to easily copy Spectrum games. Jet Set Willy was one of the first to come with a form of copy protection: a card with 180 coloured codes on it was bundled with the cassette. Upon loading, one of the codes from the card had to be entered before the game would start. Although the cassette could be duplicated, a copy of the card was also needed and at the time, home colour reproduction was hard to do. Thus copying Jet Set Willy was trickier than most Spectrum games. However, means of circumventing the card were quickly found, and, reflecting the attitude to software piracy at the time, one method was published in a UK computer magazine.
Contributed by Patient Zero
Jet Set Willy
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As originally released, the game could not be completed due to several bugs. Although actually four completely unrelated issues, they became known collectively as "The Attic Bug". After the player entered the room The Attic, various rooms would undergo corruption on all subsequent game plays, including all monsters disappearing from The Chapel, and other screens triggering instant death. This was caused by an error in the path of an arrow in The Attic, resulting in the sprite traveling past the end of the Spectrum's video memory and overwriting crucial game data instead. This bears similarities to a buffer overflow, and as such is an early example of such an error - and the problems it can cause.
Contributed by Patient Zero
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