Archive for the 'Video Game Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Is There a Transgendered Character in the Super Mario Brothers Universe?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to video games and whether they are true or false. VIDEO GAME URBAN LEGEND: Super Mario Brothers features a transgendered character. In Nintendo’s Super Mario Brothers 2, one of the various bad guys that Mario and Luigi have to fight is named [...]

Did Iraq Really Use Playstation 2 to Help Develop Their Weapon Systems?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to video games and whether they are true or false. VIDEO GAME URBAN LEGEND: Iraq was using Playstation 2 to help develop their weapons systems. The second edition of Sony’s popular video game console, PlayStation, was released in 2000. Through various delays, [...]

Did Final Fantasy Get Its Name Because it Was the “Final” Chance the Company Had For Succeeding?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to video games and whether they are true or false. VIDEO GAME URBAN LEGEND: Final Fantasy got its name because it was the “final” shot at the company succeeding. Square was founded by Masafumi Miyamoto in 1983 soon after graduating from college. [...]