Games Facts

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The entire 1985 Super Mario Bros. game was only 40 kilobytes. This image is 121 kilobytes.

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There's something called Tetris Syndrome, which happens when you play a game too long and you start to dream and hallucinate about it in your peripheral vision.

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Cheating and creating cheats for online games is officially a crime in South Korea.

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Each button on an Xbox controller is designed to withstand 3 million presses.

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An iPhone game called "Send me to heaven" scores players on how high they can fling their iPhones into the air. The creator said he had hoped to have people shatter as many iPhones as possible. Apple banned it for "encouraging behavior that could result in damage to the user's device"

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Playing Tetris soon after a traumatic experience has been proven to help wipe bad memories and prevent flashbacks.

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People who play videogames are less likely to have nightmares.

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If you want to be more productive, listen to a video game soundtrack while you work. People who work in silence are slower and less proficient than those who listen to music, and video game music is specifically designed to keep you motivated and finishing tasks without stealing your focus.

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Self-driving cars 'play' Grand Theft Auto to learn how to drive better.

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In 2010, Microsoft banned a user from Xbox Live for putting Fort Gay as his address. When he tried to tell them that Fort Gay actually exists in West Virginia, it took an appeal from the town's mayor for it to be corrected.

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