Top 10 things you wouldn’t expect about video games


Lara Croft from “Tomb Raider”

1) Only 3% of all video games have female protagonists.

2) The Nintendo 3DS is the top selling video game console.

3) At 82.54 million copies, Wii Sports is the second most popular video game of all time right behind Tetris at 100 million (another point for Nintendo).

4) Two-thirds of American households play games; 60% are male, 40% are female.

5) Both actresses, Jenny McCarthy and Rosario Dawson, are both raved gamers when not working.

6) The most expensive video game is $20,000-$50,000; it’s called “Gamma Attack.” There has only been one copy ever produced for the Atari. The current owner has listed the game for $500,000 on ebay.

7) The youngest video game programmer is 7 years old. Her name is Zora Ball. Ball attends the first grade at Harambee Institute of Science and Technology where she learned how to program.

8) Microsoft is creating holographic lenses that can be used to play video games on.

9) The first video game was a World War II radar simulator made in 1947.

10) The most controversial game of all time is “Super Columbine Massacre RPG.” The game reenacts the Columbine shooting from 1999.