Without getting too deep into the subject, video games have had quite the history. What started as Pong has evolved into something much greater. Games like Call of Duty and Uncharted push the boundaries of what gamers have come to expect in video game storytelling. Video games weren’t always popular, as they are just starting to become mainstream. The industry has been around for awhile, but it is still very young in terms of the expected life cycle of gaming. A lot of aspects of the business have become more transparent over the years. In most cases, consumers know just as much as developers, but that wasn’t always the case. There were some pretty iconic myths that surrounded games from past generations, and this list will look at 10 of those that you probably remember from your childhood.
He may not be as popular as his older brother Mario, but Luigi has always done his best to prove that he can hold his own. In the industry changing release Super Mario 64, it was rumored that Luigi was a hidden character. After much debate and investigation, this turned out to be totally false.
From its humble beginnings on the NES, Metroid has gone on to become a wildly successful franchise for Nintendo. In the series’ first game, it was revealed that the protagonist Samus was, in fact, a female. Soon, word spread of a way to beat that game that revealed the character without any clothes. Luckily, this wasn’t the case and just turned out to be a disgusting rumor.