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Night Trap
The game was once taken off the selves of Toys "R" Us and F.A.O. Schwarz stores for being too violent and sexual. This was in response to the Senate Judiciary and Government Affairs Committee hearing on video game violence in 1993.
Contributed by gamemaster1991
Missile Command
The developer, Dave Theurer, kept waking up from nightmares about his home city being blown-up in a nuclear blast for a year after working on the game.
Contributed by gamemaster1991
Rakugakids
The title of the game is a play on the Japanese word 'Rakugaki' which means 'graffiti' or 'doodling', to which the game's art style resembles.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
Pokemon Snap
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Nintendo had a deal with Blockbuster in the USA, and Lawson convenience stores in Japan to display Pokemon Snap machines that could print in-game pictures out as stickers.
Contributed by gamemaster1991
GoldenEye 007 (Wii)
Free Radical, now Crytek UK, were originally approached by Activision to develop the GoldenEye 007 remake, mainly due to many of Rare's former staff working there, some of whom had worked on the original GoldenEye. However the deal was never finalized and Free Radical never received a proper explanation from Activision as to why the opportunity disappeared.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Eidos Interactive president Ian Livingstone claimed that someone spent 2 years working on nothing but Batman's cape, which incorporates '700 animations and sound clips' alone.
Contributed by IkiFoo
Ninja Gaiden (2004)
Tecmo held a poll on their website to let fans vote on which console they wanted to see the next Ninja Gaiden game on.

The game was released as an Xbox exclusive.
Most fans actually voted for the GameCube.
Contributed by IkiFoo
Enemy Zero
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Enemy Zero holds a Guinness World Record for 'Most Exclusive Limited Edition', with just 20 copies ever produced.

They cost the equivalent of $2000 each and were hand-delivered by Kenji Eno (the game's director) himself.
Contributed by IkiFoo
Viewtiful Joe
The game once had the working title of "Red Hot Man," until it was changed due to copyright conflicts with the rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Contributed by gamemaster1991
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
Spyro: Year of the Dragon was released in all regions (except Japan) during the year 2000, which was indeed the year of the dragon according to the Chinese Zodiac.
Contributed by BDK
Mario Party
Nintendo used to provide padded sports gloves for gamers who called in and asked for them. This was because some of the mini-games forced you to use your palm to rotate the control stick. This led to injuries include blistering, burns, lacerations, punctures, and cuts. The damages resulted in a law suit which led to Nintendo potentially giving out $80 million of padded gloves.
Contributed by gamemaster1991
Superman 64
The bad decisions made during the game's development were mostly the fault of DC Comics and Warner Bros. They wanted Superman to fight people in a virtual world so he was not beating up "real people". They caused the game to be delayed 6 months and, in the end, caused the developers to not meet "even 10% of what [they] intended to do".
Contributed by gamemaster1991
Bully
Jack Thompson, an anti-video-game activist, once tried to get the game banned from sale in Florida. His theory was that "It shows you how to -- by bullying -- take over your school." However, Judge Ronald Friedman (who was appointed the trial) did not see anything wrong with the game as "there's nothing in the game that you wouldn't see on TV every night."
Contributed by gamemaster1991
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Oblivion's main theme is used in a North Korean propaganda video.
Contributed by Ghost
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Zurvan, the name that the Vizier takes for himself, is the god of time for the ancient Persians. He was also a neutral god since his twin sons were the personification of good and evil. His sons were Ormazd and Ahriman, which are the deities found in Prince of Persia (2008).
Contributed by gamemaster1991
Mega Man 4
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In Japan, there was a contest to make the 8 Robot Masters that appear in the game. The 8 winners would get a gold cartridge of the game. The carts now go for ¥628,000 (around $8,000) each.
Contributed by gamemaster1991
Minecraft
Endermen sounds are actually a person saying "Hi" and "What's up" played backwards and distorted.
Contributed by Kingperson24
WipEout HD / Fury
Before release, the game failed epilepsy testing so badly that it had to be re-engineered, delaying it's release.
Contributed by IkiFoo
Developer: Valve
Gabe Newell served as a producer for the first three versions of Windows (Windows 1.0, Windows 2.0 and Windows 2.1x) before going on and founding Valve.
Contributed by Rivalremi
Console: Wii
Nintendo's Wii Motion Control technology was presented to Microsoft and Sony and was rejected by both before being brought to Nintendo.
Contributed by pkmngmr
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