7 Things You (probably) Didn’t Know About Video Games!

  1. In 2005, a glitch in World of Warcraft allowed a plague to spread in the game leading non-infected players to abandon cities while those infected were forced into quarantines. It was later studied by epidemiologists to see how real-life people would react to a pandemic.

  2. The creators of Pac-Man did not know how the game ended as it was designed to run indefinitely. It was only when Billy Mitchell finished the game, after all its internal storage ran out, that they saw how it ended.

  3.  Grand Theft Auto was originally a racing game called Race'n'Chase, however, a glitch made the police cars go crazy, ramming the player. This glitch was so popular with testers that they rebuilt the game around it, creating GTA.

  4. The video game industry is valued at 70 billion dollars worldwide.

  5. An explosion of the name Mario appeared around 1983 due to the popularity of the video game Mario Bros.

  6. The best-selling consoles of all time are the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS both tied with an about 155 million units sold.

  7.  The highest grossing game of all time is actually World of WarCraft bringing in whopping ten billion dollars over its lifetime.

Logan Duginske