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The video gaming industry has become popular and has increasingly been dominated by large-scale, high-budget blockbuster titles released by major studios. On the other hand, independent studios have been working tirelessly to push the video game industry in exciting new directions. Here are some video game facts that will prove the meaning of gaming culture.
The Gameboy was the first video game console played in space: In 1993, Tetris was brought on board a Soyuz TM-17 rocket to the MIR Space Station, where the Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr A. Serebrov played it. The game cartridge was subsequently sold at an auction for $1,220.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the longest-running match-up ever: The Monster Hunter franchise is notorious for its commitment to authenticity—and with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, you’ll feel like a hunter yourself, as it takes time to complete this game. You can attempt a hand at it if you’d like, but MH3 Ultimate takes approximately 693 hours to wrap up. Remember how many squares you wanted to jump on in the original Mario? Indeed, those are the people of the Mushroom Kingdom ...
... transformed into blocks by the Koopas.

The PlayStation 2 is the top-of-the-line gaming console ever: Although relatively old in console games, the PS2 has surpassed every other console in existence so far. Starting around the last record in 2012, sales reached US$155 million.

The longest video game session ended at 138 hours and 34 seconds: Carrie Swidecki of the U.S. played Just Dance 2015 from July 11–17, 2015 at Otto’s Video Games and More in Bakersfield, California. This is the longest anybody’s played a game for. Swidecki accomplished this record by attempting to break her own Guinness World Record for a noble cause.

Grand Theft Auto was supposed to be a racing game: GTA was supposed to be a Race n Chase game, yet during a trial, an error made the police cars attack the player. The error was so generally welcomed by analyzers that the developers needed to scrap the first idea and modify the game around high-speed police chases.

Minecraft’s overworld has a surface area multiple times bigger than the earth. It is a game outfitted for creatives and survivalists alike. It’s just that for a game with limitless potential outcomes, the game appears to outperform our planet. For the PC version, the Minecraft world is about 9 million times greater than the Earth.

A Japanese man married a video game character in 2009: This person took cuffing season to a completely different level: Sal 9000 lived the gamer’s dream when he “married” Nene Anegasaki over a live stream.
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