It’s right there in the bible—Ask, and it will be given to you. It’s also there on Twitter gaming, where the little gaming podcast Super Pod Saga posed an innocent question on January 15th and people showed up to respond in droves, “What is the most useless video game knowledge you know?
Apparently, there are a lot of people who have a lot of unnecessary thoughts about video games. Who knew? In the week and a half since it was posted, Super Pod Saga received over ten thousand replies to its tweet. But a lot of it, I would say, is not necessarily unnecessary, but essential.
Take this answer on action-adventure series the devil may cry, for example: “Dante and Vergil have an insane healing factor that essentially heals as damage is done, so no wounds or scars.” For this reason, they are probably not circumcised.
Tell me honestly. What was I supposed to do if I had never read this? You never know if Dante and Vergil are circumcised or not? To be forced to wander the Earth forever alone in my confusion? Can you even imagine that?
Or what about that: “In Xenoblade 3, all characters in the game files are listed with a number for gender. Zero is masculine, One is feminine; however, the Juniper character is listed as two. Moreover, in Xenoblade 2, the Roc character’s gender is listed as four. Thus, there are at least five genera in Xenolame.” I mean, it’s just inspiring.
Ah, the breeze of femininity! Dinosaurs!
Kotaku staff members also kept their own information about niche video games. I know this, because I begged them to tell me in the pursuit of self-realization.
“The little fire-breathing dinosaur from Super Mario World is named after the singer of Nine Inch Nails,” social media editor Jeb Biggart told me. “That seems pretty pointless.”
Yes, great stuff. More, give me more.
“In the Halo 2 Quarantine, Flood level [parasitic creatures] can be seen driving around in Warthogs/tanks/etc. It is the only time on the show where they do that, and it’s really weird,” writer Zack Zwiezen said.
“Music in NES Back to the future, a terribly unpleasant, squeaky repeating theme that bears no immediate apparent resemblance to anything is actually an extremely sped-up version of the film’s hit song, ‘The Power of Love’ by Huey Lewis and the News,” the editor said. in Chief Carolyn Small. “Maybe because they programmed the music, but then found out they didn’t have the rights to the song, so they sped it up. I don’t know the reason for this.
Thank you all. My power is growing. My mind expands. My trivia senses are tingling.
Now, what is your favorite knowledge of random video games? Forget it, it’s for my health.