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Developer: Epic Games
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Former Design Director, Cliff Bleszinski, was in the first issue of Nintendo Power. His name (misspelled as Blezinski) appeared at the top of a list of high scores in Super Mario Bros., with a score of 9,999,950.
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Metal Gear Solid
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Christopher Randolph, the voice of Otacon, actually first auditioned for the role of Solid Snake. The producers didn't think that Randolph fit, but instead wanted him to try auditioning as Otacon, as Randolph looked almost identical to Otacon's concept art at the time.
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In every Assassin's Creed game, the main characters you assassinate were real people, and the time and location of their death is accurate.
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Developer: Nintendo
In the 1960's, Nintendo opened a "Love Hotel", which is a type of short stay hotel operated primarily for the purpose of allowing couples privacy for sexual activities.
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Duke Nukem
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Duke Nukem was temporarily renamed to Duke Nukum due to a concern that he shared the same name as a villain in the 90s cartoon "Captain Planet and the Planeteers". He was renamed back to Duke Nukem after it was confirmed that the Captain Planet show held no copyright to the name.
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Borderlands 2
According to "Inside the Vault: The Art & Design of Borderlands 2" that comes with the special edition of Borderlands 2, when the boss "BNK-3R" makes a noise, it's actually the game's sound designer Joshua Davidson yelling about tea.
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Sonic Adventure
Dred Foxx, who voices Parappa in Parappa the Rapper, rapped the lyrics for "Unknown from M.E." (Knuckles' Theme).
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Sonic Generations
Jaleel White, known for his acting as Steve Urkel in the 90's sitcom "Family Matters", was considered by SEGA to be the voice of Classic Sonic. Jaleel was considered because he had previously voiced Sonic in "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog", "Sonic the Hedgehog" (1993), and "Sonic Underground". Sega ultimately decided against casting Jaleel, resulting in a mute Sonic.
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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: Pokemon
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.
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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.
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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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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.
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Metal Gear Solid
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Most of the voice actors were credited under pseudonyms since they did not know if the project was supported by the Screen Actors Guild. The only ones who used their real names were David Hayter (Solid Snake) and Doug Stone (Psycho Mantis).
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