In 1952, Alexander Shafto Douglas created the graphical version of “Tetris”, the first video game prototype.
The first joystick was commercialised in 1977 together with the Atari 2600 console
“World of Warcraft” is the online role-playing game with the highest number of players: about 12 million.
“Destiny” is the most expensive video game: its production cost over 500 million dollars.
From midnight to 6 am, South Koreans under-16s cannot play online video games.
“SimCity Edu: Pollution Challenge” is an educational video game used in 65 American schools.
Johnathan Wendel is the highest-earning gamer: 454,000 dollars in 35 tournaments in 2013.
The highest-grossing film based on a video game is “Prince of Persia – The Sands of Time”: about 270 million euros.
In 2013, the video game industry was worth 53.6 billion euros globally.
On September 26, 1983, Atari buried about 1,300 cartridges of their video games in New Mexico: they were unearthed on April 16, 2014.
The Douglas Archives; Pong Story; Statista; Newzoo 2013 Global Games Market Report; Videogamecritic.com; BBC; Game Politics; The Economist; Video Game Voters; Box office mojo; TechTimes