The world of video games is now fully realized to be considered a reality of its own. What started out as a simple form of entertainment has now been catapulted by technology into an alternate reality, where players can submerge themselves into hyper-realistic worlds and make some very daunting decisions. The evolution of consoles, and more recently, virtual reality, has converted video games into a billion dollar industry that continues to thrive and grow each year. Although most of us have played at least one video game during our lifetime, there are many things we do not know about this industry. Here is a list of 10 lesser known facts related to video games.
Sony tried to be trendy in their marketing campaign for the PSP by hiring graffiti artists from around the country to create a viral campaign. The campaign quickly came to a halt after the company received several lawsuits from angry mayors across America.
Not many people relate health benefits with video games, but the stereotype was broken in 2012 when development psychologist Daphne Maurer suggested that people with cataracts could improve their eyesight by playing the game ‘Medal of Honor’.