Celebrated on September 12th
As a kid, Satoshi Tajiri, the series’ creator, used to collect caterpillars and watched them turn into butterflies. He revealed that the Pokemon was inspired by butterflies!. Creator of Pac-man got the idea of the game while he was eating the Pizza. The shape of iconic Pac-Man came in his mind after he took a slice of pizza.
Put a mustache on it! Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto gave Mario his iconic mustache so players could see his nose. Because of limited graphics capabilities, Miyamoto made other design shortcuts too, giving the plumber a hat because hair was too hard to draw and animate, and having him wear overalls so players could see his arms move.
Sixty percent of all Americans age six and older, or about 145 million people, play computer and video games.