Archive for the 'Video Game Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Did Blowing on Nintendo Video Game Cartridges Help Them Work?

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: If your Nintendo video game cartridge didn’t work, blowing on the contacts would help make it work. In the latter half of the 20th Century, we as a […]

Did a Video Game Company Once Sue Viacom For Ruining the Star Trek Franchise?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: A video game company once sued Viacom for, in effect, ruining the Star Trek franchise. As we […]

Was There a “Nude” Cheat Code in the Original Tomb Raider Video Game?

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: There was a “nude” cheat code in the original Tomb Raider video game. One of the most famous video game characters of all time is Lara Croft, the […]

Did Universal Studios Sue Nintendo Over Donkey Kong Infringing on Their King Kong Trademark?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE/VIDEO GAME URBAN LEGEND: Universal Studios sued Nintendo over Donkey Kong infringing on their King Kong trademark. One of the […]

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. […]