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:icondeathlee28:
DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wanna share some?
here's some that i know (and are probably obvious)
*Rayman was recolored from purple to blue  in its Japanese release because in Japanese culture, purple is the color of Death (i'm not sure though)
* The boos in the Sunken Airship in Mario World are actually Bowser's dead crew from Mario 3.
want proof?, each time you kill Boom Boom a glowing orb with a question mark appears and how  does the Sunken Airship end? by tapping a question mark of course 
*in the Japanese version of Paper Mario: the thousand year door, The house in the back alley of Rogueport's main square originally had a Toad-shaped chalk outline and dried blood on the floor. These signs of violence were removed for the U.S. version.
* According to the instruction booklet,  each time you hit a block with your fist in Super Mario Bros for the NES  you are actually  killing innocent toads, the koopas turned them into blocks before the Mario Bros came to save Princess Peach
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XoPachi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Nintendo has been around since 1889.
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ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Artist
-Republic Commando had its campaign cut in half, and the second half was to be repurposed for the sequel game that was then cancelled in early 2003-2004 when TFU was conceived. It is also suspected Battlefront 3 may have been held back from release because of TFU

-GoldenEye 64's multiplayer was made in about a month's time, without any approval by the publisher

-Same-sex romances were supposed to be available in Mass Effect 1 (All) and in Mass Effect 2 (Miranda)

-Bioshock 2 had a significantly different storyline, an economy mechanic, underwater combat, and several other things that were cut due to a forced rewrite by the publisher. Thus the game out beneath its potential.

-The Force Unleashed has a multiplayer component on-disc, although it is disabled and only had two functional game modes when they gave up on it because of a bug. The developers even left their comments in the code. Hackers also found a way to extract models from the game (upon discovering the model use a custom file type) and change the sequence of levels on a whim.

-KotOR 1 had a cut forth Starforge map. There's a mod in the works that intends to restore it, but the planet was mostly unfinished.

-Yavin 4, while on disc for PC, had to be made DLC for the Xbox version of KotOR

-Rogue Squadron 4 was in development for the Wii before being cancelled
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CometColt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
- Donkey Kong got his name because Shigeru Miyamoto thought it would get the idea across that's he's a stubborn, stupid ape.

- Miyamoto got the idea for Star Fox from his regular visits to a temple dedicated to a flying fox.

- Spyro was originally going to be green. However, Insomniac felt he would blend with the grass, so they made him purple instead (which is also a unique color for a dragon).

- Pokémon has been pitched to Nintendo as early as 1990 in the form of "Capsule Monsters".

- David Jaffe's original idea for God of War III was to have Kratos kill Zeus early on, only to end up fighting the Greek, Norse, and Egyptian gods who are competing for world ownership. Supposed to gain Thor's hammer and Ra's magic along the way, he is joined by a Norse and Egyptian counterpart of him. Together, they defeat the gods and form a new religion under a single god, Christianity, with them being the three wise men as described in the Bible.

- The character Wario was originally conceived by disgruntled artists creating a mock drawing of Mario.

- Bowser was originally intended to be an ox. But when concept art of him was presented, the artist was told that the character looked more like a turtle. So Bowser was re-worked into his present form.

I got more where those came from. ;)
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MechaKraken Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Intelligent Systems was once a one-person company. The same company that made Paper Mario, Advance Wars, Fire Emblem, and others, was once just run by one guy. Same with Blizzard. That company was once just three college students working together. Pretty amazing, it inspires me to have a go at making a game. Going indie, I guess is the phrase =)
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DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesomeness D:
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jarringx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
i got the golden god achievement in super meat boy :P
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:icondeathlee28:
DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
cool :)
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jarringx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
lol i guess
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Purpllamas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
The voice actor for Ezio is the voice actor for Sonic.
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JamesTehGamer96 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
he is the same voice actor for chris redfield for re5-6 as well
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Purpllamas Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
yup yup
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Gallifreyan-girl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you happen to watch Game Grumps today? ;)
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Purpllamas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Nope, what's that?
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Gallifreyan-girl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Basically a guy called Jontron (who is my favorite youtuber) and Egorapter play video games and then make fun of them too :P.

I thought it might have been a reference because in their Sonic Video they put that fact thing in their video description XD Sorry for the confusion.
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Purpllamas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, I see. I usually learn about voice actor connections from my friends or random Wikipedia surfing. No need to apologize, though (:
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving reading these facts.

Here are a few I found:

-Solid Snake of Metal Gear Solid fame is heavily based on Kurt Russell's 'Snake Plissken' from Escape from New York and Escape form LA

-The Original Playstation was supposed to be a Nintendo console, made by Sony. But in it's later stages of development, Nintendo ditched Sony to work on the N64. Sony felt they had been stitched up, but decided to release the console anyway and the PSone was born

-'Mario' was the Italian landlord of a young Miyamoto

-Devil May Cry was originally intended to be a new game in the Resident Evil Franchise

-Since the release of Mario Bros in 1983, many kids in the US have been named Mario. Since the release of The Secret of Monkey Island in 1990, no children have been named Guybrush
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hoggys2much Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
You are more or less correct about the PS1.

The way I heard it was this, Nintendo felt as though they needed to compete with the moderately successful SEGA CD but being the rubbish company that they are they (unlike the geniuses at SEGA) felt that they couldn't do it themselves and so brought in Sony to help them.

But after a while arguments ensued as to what the console could do so Nintendo pulled out but Sony meanwhile thought to themselves "Wait a minute here we have put in all this time, effort and money in to this console and have a working prototype".

So they continued to work on it and in 1994 released the PS1 to the world.

So it is thanks to Nintendo that we have the Playstation.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't decide if that's a good or a bad thing tbh.

I don't want to incur the wraith of the Playstation fanboys but Sony seem to have lost their way and the PS3 is somewhat of a copy cat console.
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hoggys2much Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Well I have always thought that the PS was junk in terms of graphics, gameplay the lot.

The PS1 was clobbered by the Saturn, the PS2 was clobbered senseless at first by the Dreamcast and then the Xbox and Gamecube and the PS3 gets clobbered by the 360.

I don't exactly get your final point. What do you mean that the PS3 is a copycat console?
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I quite liked the PS1 lol

The copy cat console comment...I sort of feel Microsoft and Nintendo are innovators. The Wii was a revolution, the Kinect took it one step further. Sony's playstation move was a cheap rip off of the wii controller and consumers could see that.

Sony have lost their edge and so you are left with a console which is OK at most things, but excellent at nothing.

When it was originally released the Blu-ray player was an big selling point. But now pretty much all media can be streamed in HD and the Blu Ray is an old model without quick play so it's old hat.

It wouldn't surprise me is the PS4 (or whatever) comes out with a giant screen in the controller and a rudimentary kinect like add on. They play it safe, which I don't think is what the industry needs at the moment
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hoggys2much Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I have always thought that Sony was crap. Not just at consoles but at everything.

In my opinion VHS kicked the living crap out of Betamax and I have never owned a Sony product i.e TV's, videos whatever in my life.

Blu-Ray has NEVER interested me in my life. Reasons being 1. Why pay more for a movie when you can get it cheaper on DVD. 2. Later DVDs were almost on a par with Blu-Ray. Heck some of them were actually better than Blu-Ray and 3. Like you said most things can be streamed these days. Cant remember the last time I bought a DVD.

Sony coping someone isn't new. They copied SEGA twice. By copying their CD based gaming systems in the SEGA CD and Saturn. Yep the Saturn came out first.

I always though that Sony was behind in the consoles. Every time I look at games that came out on multiple platforms the PS versions always seemed to get the lower score. I can't think of a game where the PS version beat the other consoles.

That was a great reply that you made. I totally agree with it.
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Aazmatazz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)

I got a PSone which my Dad brought me one xmas. I loved it but I was quite young so didnt really know any better (and Croc kicked so much ass lol)

However after that its was the dreamcast (which we got with a free DVD player in a deal to rival thebrand new PS2) then xbox.

I did get a PS2 though, cost me Ł10 and i got 2 controllers 2 games and a mem card. So it would have been rude to say no to that.

I've also just recently acquired a ps3. I plan to mess around with the firmware, but ultimately I just wanted to play the Uncharted Games and MGS 4. However while playing uncharted 2 I noticed some annoyances with the console, the biggest was the PS3 Dual shock 3 (or whatever it's called now).

1. The Controller feels like a cheap children's toy
2. Fundamentally speaking you're using a controller which (aside from a few modifications) is the same controller you used on the PSone in 1994! Thats 18 years!

I don't have a hatred of Sony, I just don't like the way they do things. I don't really get why anyone would have a PS3 over a Xbox 360 Wii combo?
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hoggys2much Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I played Croc on the Saturn. It was a great little game. I wish it would get re-released.

I was forced into getting a PS1 because I fell in love with Tomb Raider on the Saturn but TR2 and 3 were PS1 exclusive as Sony had signed a 3 year deal with Eidos for exclusive rights to it.

I got my PS2 because I fell in love with Ratchet & Clank after trying it at my mates house. It came in handy having it actually as it meant I could play Soul Calibur 3 and Tomb Raider: Anniversary. But like I said before the graphics were no match for the Cube.

The Sony controllers have always felt like cheap nasty toys.

Sony's ways of doing things have always been strange. That was one of the main reasons why Betamax failed was because Sony didn't do it right.
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hoggys2much Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Here did you know that Star Fox was originally called Star Wing in Europe and Australia because a company called Mythicon had created a game called Star Fox in 1983 for the Atari 2600 and had trademarked the name in Europe but not the US meaning Nintendo were able to release it as Star Fox in the US.

It hadn't been resolved when Star Fox 64 was released in 1997 and it was released as Lylat Wars in Europe and Australia.

The issue has now been resolved and it is called Star Fox here in Europe although when Star Fox 64 was re-released on the Wii Virtua Console it was re-released as Lylat Wars.

There was a THIRD game called Starfox that was released in 1987 by a company called Reaktor for the ZX Spectrum. Amstrad and Commodore 64.
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DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
*is speechless* awesome D:
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RoguishBard Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Mario and Luigi have a cousin named Stanley, also called "Stanley the Bugman" for his escapades in using a pump-canister of bug spray to defeat Donkey Kong.
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DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
impressive :) i thought Wario was Mario's cousin that's pretty awesome a long lost forgotten Mario character
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DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Video Game Fact:

Master Chief Spartan 117 hosts his own morning radio show called "The Drive" on 97.1 WDRV in Chicago Illinois and he also hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, "The Classics" (The voice actor Steve Downes)
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BandiHill3258 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you know that in Shadow of the Coloussus, the fourth colossi is named Phaedra from Hellenic mythology, the daughter of King Minos. Phaedra, though married to Theseus, fell in love with his son Hippolytus. However, Hippolytus spurned her. Phaedra then convinced Theseus that Hippolytus had raped her. Theseus then cursed Hippolytus using one of the three curses of Poseidon. The curse caused Hippolytus' horses to become frightened by a sea monster and drag their master to his death. So technically, Phaedra is considered a woman.
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Mister-Ace Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Kratos (God of War) starred in a 90's sitcom called Living Single, with Queen Latifah among others.
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Mister-Ace Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
The voice actor that is (T.C Carson).
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Agent-Sarah Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Still, the mental imagine of the game character in that show made me giggle.
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XXAmbrosiaX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
These are pretty interesting...
I know a few things..

Like Sonic was based off of Dragon Ball Z :3
That's why "Super Sonic" looks like he's going "Super Saiyan".

Most of the Silent Hill games are based off of true things. Minus the other dimension (Like Hell and the Fog World) and stuff... The background stories were based off of real events and things (or so I've heard), although mostly everything else is made up.

And Alex Shepherd's original design was suppose to look like Harry Mason's from the first game. :3

Oh, and strangely... In the first movie, they ended up making Rose.. Who is suppose to be Harry.
And there is also incest in the second movie, but you have to think about it to understand it.

> w> That's all I know of X'D
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DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
impressive
lol Dragon Ball Z inspires everything XD
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XoPachi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
No one realizes that the heavily used term "fail" comes from a great Neo Geo arcade shooter called Blazing Star.
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Kimihro Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you're pulling copy/pasting these from DidYouKnowGaming or its sources. :P
Most of these I knew before that, anyways.

Here are some not covered: In the Hitman Movie, the game the two dudes are playing in the Hotel is Hitman! How original of a "cameo!"

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow has a PORTAL reference of all things. Too late for the bandwagon, I suppose.
You can moonwalk up and down stairs in Super Castlevania 4, as well.

Street Fighter's Adon had a different hairstyle in his original form, much like Evil Ryu's. Birdie had a completely different skin color as well.

In Tales of Symphonia, Lloyd had the option of naming the new Mana Tree at the end. The name wasn't said in any version of the game, and the end screen flashed to white before he named it. Tales of Phantasia, however, shows the outcome of such actions 4000 years later. Counter-intuitively, he named it Yggdrasil, the name of the guy who TRIED TO KILL HIM after earning his trust as a young, rosy-cheeked androgynous child who went by the name Mithos.
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hydris Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
-In Diablo 2, if you hold the "Show Items on the Ground" key, open the Horadric Cube, release the key, then close the Cube, you get the Show Items on the Ground function without holding down the key.
-'Well duh everyone knows that': Wirt's Leg + Tome of Town Portal transmuted in the Cube => A 'secret' level filled with bipedal cows with halberds. The character is no longer able to make the portal when his/her quest (unlisted) to kill the Cow King is counted as complete. Even years after the game was released, there's still some people who get mixed up on whether the portal creator must leave the party for further 'cow' games.

-Though made for console peripherals and released at a later time, Devil May Cry 4 was made native PC, then ported over to the consoles. It tends to outperform some native PC games especially when 20+ enemies and multiple bosses are spawned on screen.

-If the game Serious Sam 3 detects tampering with it's DRM the game will spawn a fast immortal scorpion that deals a lot of damage.
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DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just watched the Serious Sam 3 video, that is awesome, more games should do that, screw pirates with funny invincible monsters and stuff! That's so cool!
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Xx-Diamond-Eyes-xX Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In Assassin's Creed, Altďar is missing his ring finger on his left hand, in which he gave up to become the master Assassin.
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bugfacegard Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
In Charlies Angels in the scene where two children are playing a game ( Final Fantasy X ) they are playing with two controllers dispite there being no two player option for the game.
Also the way they are pressing the buttons is not how you play the game unless you would be summoning in rapid presses of the buttons.

Lili from Tekken appears in some Pokemon games.

There are some bugs in Final Fantasy VII wich alow you to see more of Aeriths ghost and get extra elixirs, more than normal.

Wikis are a great source of trivia/facts for games.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I HATE seeing "gamers" doing that in movies and TV shows (I saw some bad culprits in Everybody Loves Raymond and My Wife and Kids :frustrated:) They aren't even playing the game properly, just bashing random buttons and saying something too stupid to even be in a game like "Quick! watch out for the zombie-carrot, kill it with the saber-hare!" :slow:

Half the time you don't even see the screen and just hear wacky noises and music that is also too stupid to sound like any real game. But I like rare occasions when you can see a recognizable game featured in a movie, even if the characters aren't playing it properly :lol:
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Mister-Ace Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
LOL. Little kid on Training Day playing Dreamcast with no VMU.
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bugfacegard Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Yeah, it suck's. Street Fighter in No More Hero's was cool though.
And apparently the Big Bang Theory had it down with Blood Elves from WOW.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Big Bang Theory also had Sheldon playing an emulated version of Super Mario 64 :D They actually bothered researching it too since some of the things Sheldon says actually has relevance to the game, and when he pauses it you hear the same "pause" noise in the original game too :lol: But you don't get to actually see the screen, so who knows if the actor was really playing anything or just smashing keys :typerhappy:
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bugfacegard Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Cool, i've seen Usain Bolt playing Marvel vs Capcom the latest one on tv haha.
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NarcisistWaffle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Did you know that the first fully 3-dimensional real-time strategy game, Homeworld, was released in 1999 exclusively on the PC? To this day the game still remains compatible with Windows Vista and 7. I have a copy. :lmao:
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(Pic related, also my new wallpaper.)
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Puccawitch Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you know the reason why Mew is number 151 and Mewto 150 is because mew was created a few week before the release of pkm red and green.
Arcanine was originally made to be a legendary Pokemon and was supposed to represent the fire element from the legendary element trio but since the creator thought it would be confusing for most people to have 2 birds and one ground walker so they made Moltres so that they had 3 birds and that's why Arcanine is one of the strongest none legendary pokemon
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hoggys2much Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Did you know that Nintendo are 123 years old. It was created in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. It was created to make hand made Hanafuda cards.

By 1963 Nintendo had tried several small niche businesses which included a taxi cab service, a tv channel, a food company (selling instant rice) and a LOVE HOTEL!

Mario appeared on the Atari 2600 and 5200 consoles.

SEGA are 72 years old and started out in Honolulu Hawaii.

Sonic The Hedgehog was originally intended to be a Rabbit who would kill enemies by extending and grabbing them with his ears.

Rumour has it that Miles "Tails" Prower was originally meant to be female.

Activision are the worlds oldest 3rd party company. They were created in 1979 by a bunch of disgruntled Atari employees as Atari refused to allow credits to be put into their games.
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fawfulmk-II Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yep, I knew the Nintendo one :)

makes me mad hyped for what they are planning in 2014(aka their 125th b-day)
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DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for sharing ^_^
lol love hotel XD
I already knew about the activistion part.
hmm too bad 4 years later in 1983 the game market would crash due to low quality and poorly made games, licensing issues and a shitload of consoles competing against one another. Hell even non gaming companies like Purina, Kool Aid, and Quaker Oats started making games D:
Speaking of 2600, did you know that if you hooked a genisis controller into the 2600 controller port, it'll actually work?
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