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31 Video Game Facts That Will Make You Say "GODDAMNIT! I'M OLD!"

FYI, the Nintendo Wii came out a decade ago.

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1. Sonic the Hedgehog has been around for a quarter of a century.

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2. The Game Boy is all grown up at 27-years-old.

Released in 1989, the same year as the fall of the Berlin wall.
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Released in 1989, the same year as the fall of the Berlin wall.

3. If Mario were a real person, he would be about 59 years old.

According to Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario "was about 24-25 years old" when he first appeared in Donkey Kong back in 1981.
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According to Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario "was about 24-25 years old" when he first appeared in Donkey Kong back in 1981.

4. High school seniors today have NEVER experienced the release of a Sega home console.

The final Sega home console, the Dreamcast (I'LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU!), was released in the US on September 9, 1999.
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The final Sega home console, the Dreamcast (I'LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU!), was released in the US on September 9, 1999.

5. "Fatality" took on a whole new meaning when Mortal Kombat first splattered pixelated blood on our screens 24 years ago.

And caused the formation of the ESRB.
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And caused the formation of the ESRB.

6. It's been 12 years since we last got a Mega Man X game.

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7. And it's been A DECADE since the Wii was first released.

The console was released on November 19, 2006.
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The console was released on November 19, 2006.

8. If the Playstation were a human, it would be old enough to drink.

Released December 3, 1994. Discontinued 11 years ago.
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Released December 3, 1994. Discontinued 11 years ago.

9. It's been 14 years since wireless controllers were released forever liberating us from accidentally tripping over them.

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10. It's been 22 years since Battletoads (Pimple, Zitz, and Rash) had their own game.

Their last official game was Battletoads Arcade, released in 1994.
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Their last official game was Battletoads Arcade, released in 1994.

11. You can now play Doom, the ultra-violent, mind-blowing, first-person 3D shooter that broke all sorts of technical grounds back in 1993, on the Macbook Pro Touch Bar.

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12. The N64 is older than the class of 2017.

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13. Marvel vs. Capcom was released the same year Google was founded.

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14. This is how old the main cast of The Wizard is today:

Yes, that's Fred Savage.
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Yes, that's Fred Savage.

15. Final Fantasy VII will be 20 YEARS OLD next year.

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16. ...and so will Mario Kart 64.

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17. Speaking of 64, the last video game to ever be labelled "64" was released 15 years ago.

Dr. Mario 64 was released April 8, 2001.
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Dr. Mario 64 was released April 8, 2001.

18. Pokémon Red and Blue was introduced to the world the same year that Tom Holland, the new Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming, was born.

And there were 651 LESS Pokémon back in 1996.
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And there were 651 LESS Pokémon back in 1996.

19. You can fit the entire NES library into a single 128 gb SD card roughly 426 times.

According to this Reddit thread.
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According to this Reddit thread.

20. If Lara Croft were a real person, she would be 48 years old.

She was born February 14, 1968.
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She was born February 14, 1968.

21. This viral video of the N64 kid was uploaded onto YouTube TEN YEARS AGO.

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The video itself is 18 years old.

22. Kylie Jenner was barely two weeks old when this game was released:

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23. Here's what Phil Moore, the host of Nick Arcade, looks like today:

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24. Street Fighter II is older than Justin Bieber:

Street Fighter II came out in 1991. Bieber was born in 1994.
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Street Fighter II came out in 1991. Bieber was born in 1994.

25. Also, Ryu is 52-years-old:

And Ken Masters is 50.
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And Ken Masters is 50.

26. According to TMNT: Turtles in Time, in four years, this is what the year 2020 will look like:

Filled with neon and hovering Turtle boards.
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Filled with neon and hovering Turtle boards.

27. This commercial for the first Super Smash Bros. came out the same year that Napster debuted:

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28. NO ONE from the Class of 2017 was around when The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was first released.

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29. If Final Fantasy VIII continued until today, these would be the ages of the main characters:

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30. The first-ever commercial video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey, was released 44 years ago.

Which played such groundbreaking games like Pong and...that's pretty much it.
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Which played such groundbreaking games like Pong and...that's pretty much it.

31. And finally, here's very young Paul Rudd in a 1991 Super Nintendo commercial looking...pretty much like he does now:

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