It’s right there in the Bible– ask and it will be given to you. It’s also right there on gaming Twitter, where the little gaming podcast Super Pod Saga posed an innocent question on Jan. 15, and people showed up to answer in droves, “What’s the most useless piece of video game knowledge you know?”
Apparently there are a lot of people who think a lot of useless thoughts about video games. There you can just see? In the week and a half since the post, Super Pod Saga received over ten thousand replies to their tweet. But much of it, I would say, is not necessarily useless, but essential.
take this answer about action adventure series Devil May Cry, for example: “Dante and Vergil have an insane healing factor that essentially heals as the damage is done, so no wounds or scars. Because of this, they are probably uncircumcised.”
Tell me honestly. What would I do if I had never read it? You never know if Dante and Vergil are circumcised or not? Be forced to wander the Earth, alone forever in my confusion? Can you even imagine that?
Or what about this: “In Xenoblade 3, all characters in the game’s files are indicated by a number for gender. Zero is male, one is female; however, the character Juniper is listed as two. In addition, in Xenoblade 2, the character Roc’s gender is listed as four. There are thus at least five genders in it Xenoblades.” I mean, it’s just inspiring.
Oh, the breeze of womanhood! Dinosaurs!
my town employees have also stuck to their own niche video game information. I know because I asked them to tell me in pursuit of self-actualization.
“Li’l fire breathing dinosaur from Super Mario World is named after the lead singer of Nine Inch Nails,” social media editor Jeb Biggart told me. “It feels pretty useless.”
Yes, great stuff. More, give me more.
“IN Halo 2 level Quarantine, Flood (parasites) can be seen running around Warthog/tanks/etc. This is the only time in the series where they do this and it’s really weird,” said staff writer Zack Zwiezen.
“The music in the NES Back to the Future, a terribly unpleasant one, repeating themes that don’t look like anything at all is actually a wildly sped-up version of the hit song from the movie ‘The Power of Love’ by Huey Lewis and the News,” said Editor-in-Chief Carolyn Petit. “Maybe because they programmed the music but then found out they didn’t have the rights to the song so they just speeded it up. I don’t know the reason for this.”
Thank you, everybody. My power is growing. My mind expands. My trivia senses are tingling.
What’s your favorite piece of random video game knowledge? Let it out, it’s for my health.