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Super Mario

Nintendo’s Mario was Created with a Mustache to Eliminate the Need to Animate His Mouth.

Mario has been jumping on screens and collecting coins for decades. Mario has had undeniable staying power as one of, if not the, most prominent figures in video games. Mario has become so popular that many people now celebrate today, March 10, as Mario Day, or “Mar10,” as some call it. Do you know why …

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Skyrim

Skyrim Has Been Released 15 Times on 10 Different Consoles

Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks created and released Skyrim, an action role-playing video game. Following 2006’s The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, it is the fifth main installment in the Elder Scrolls series, and it was published globally on November 11, 2011, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. But do you know how …

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Starfox

Who Was Responsible for the Cancelling of Dreamcast’s Star Fox?

Sega’s Dreamcast is a home video game console that was introduced in Japan on November 27, 1998, North America on September 9, 1999, and Europe on October 14, 1999. A rumored project involving Dreamcast’s Star Fox was canceled, but who was to blame for this?  Most of the development crew spoke Japanese, the game was …

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Myst

What is Myst Island?

Robyn and Rand Miller created the graphic adventure puzzle video game Myst. It was created by Cyan, Inc. and published by Broderbund in 1993 for the Macintosh personal computer platform. What most people did not know was that Disney almost made a theme park base on this video game. “Myst Island,” was a Disney World …

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Xbox

How Many Presses Does It Take to Wear Out A Button on an Xbox  Controller?

The Xbox gaming console brand was created and is owned by Microsoft. The original device was the first video console created by an American company after the Atari Jaguar stopped sales in 1996. In the United States, the Xbox holds the majority of the market shares with about 50.18% of the gaming population compared to …

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Why is the Owner of the Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame Owner Mad at Elton John?

The Pinball Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization founded in part thanks to donations, which are still accepted. Tim Arnold is a veteran arcade operator who owned Pinball Pete’s in East Lansing, Michigan. But why is Tim Arnold Mad at Elton John? After filming a video there in 2004, Elton John snubbed the Pinball …

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What Video Game Saved Atari from Bankruptcy?

With the fast progress of gaming technology and several competitors popping up. Atari faced challenges over the years that threatened their very existence. Atari Games was in dire need of a hit before filing for bankruptcy. They developed the arcade shoot game Area 51. It became one of the most successful arcade games in the …

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