The Frisbee began when a young couple were tossing a 5¢ cake pan on the beach; they were offered 25¢ for it. They started a business called the “Flyin’ Cake Pan.” The design was retooled and name changed several times: “Whirlo-Way,” “Flyin’ Saucer,” “Pluto Platter,” then Frisbee.
A driver distracted by playing Pokemon and a pedestrian playing Pokemon, each injured in separate accidents but treated at the same time in the same ER, were among the first reports of augmented reality application-related injuries, which prompted medical research into reality based games.
The video game Stardew Valley was developed by a single person named Eric Barone. He spent 4 years working on the project, redoing it multiple times, and was the sole developer on the game, frequently spending 10 hours or more a day working on it. The game has sold over 10 million copies.
The Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise is older than Windows itself, with the first flight simulator being released in 1982, while the first version of windows was released in 1985.
In 2013 tech retailer GAME released an affordable £2 ($2.64) Christmas dinner in a can for hardcore gamers who spend their Christmas playing games online and don’t want to leave their chair.
When Rockstar first released Grand Theft Auto, they actually paid reviewers to negatively review the game in order to keep it controversial, and therefore popular. They targeted right wing news papers to ensure moral outrage and drive the game to success.
After 13 years of trying to find the structure of a protein, scientists created an online competitive game that asked gamers to try and solve it. The structure was found in 3 weeks.
In the past, people would “download” games by copying the code by hand from magazines.
Super Mario was named after Mario Segale, an Italian-American who leased his warehouse to Nintendo in the ‘80s.
The Legend of Zelda was principally inspired by creator Shigeru Miyamoto’s explorations as a young boy in the hillsides, forests, and caves surrounding his childhood home in Sonobe, Japan where he ventured into forests with secluded lakes, caves, and rural villages.