Twitter has a lot of useless video game knowledge

Twitter has a lot of useless video game knowledge

Characters fight in Devil May Cry 5.

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It’s there in the Bibleask, 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, people showed up to respond en masse: “What’s the most useless piece of video game knowledge you know?”

Apparently, there are a lot of people who have a lot of useless thoughts about video games. Who knows? In the week and a half since posting, Super Pod Saga received over ten thousand responses to their tweet. But much of it, I would say, is not necessarily useless, but essential.

Take this reaction 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.”

Be honest. What if I had never read that before? You never know if Dante and Vergil are circumcised? Forced to roam the earth forever alone in my confusion? Can you even imagine that?

Or what about this: “In Xenoblade 3, all characters in the game’s files are listed with a gender number. Zero is male, one is female; however, the character of Juniper is listed as two. Further inside Xenoblade 2, the gender of the character Roc is listed as four. So there are at least five genera in it Xenoblade.” I mean, that’s just inspiring.

Ah, the wind of womanhood! Dinosaurs!

Kotaku staffers also stick to their own niche video game information. I know this because I begged them to tell me in the pursuit of self-actualization.

‘The small fire-breathing dinosaur from Super Mario World is named after the singer in Nine Inch Nails,” social media editor Jeb Biggart told me. “That feels pretty useless.”

Yes, great stuff. More, give me more.

“In the Halo 2 level quarantine, flood [parasitic creatures] seen driving around in Warthogs/tanks/etc. This is the only time on the series where they do this, and it’s really weird,” staff writer Zack Zwiezen said.

“The music on the NES Back to the future, a terribly annoying one, a raspy repetitive theme that bears no direct resemblance to anything, is actually a lightning-fast version of the hit song from Huey Lewis and the News’ movie ‘The Power of Love’,” 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 sped it up. I don’t know the reason for this.”

Thanks everyone. My strength grows. 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.

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