A mistake in the code of a game would most likely just melt your Xbox (again) rather than invent some fun new game mechanic. Yet, some of the most iconic features of games can be credited to serendipity.
6 A Bad Mouse Click Leads to Lara Croft’s Rack
It’s not fair to say that Lara Croft and Tomb Raider are only famous for one reason (or even two). There have been many excellent and critically acclaimed games in the series. But they would not have sold as well, or become as iconic, if not for the choice to give the main character gigantic boobies. Continue reading
he Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is arguably the greatest game of all time,the game is a masterpiece in its own right, Ocarina of Time has many innovations that have become staples of the video game industry.
1 The Pre-Order and the Pre-Order Bonus
Nintendo knew that it had one of the biggest games ever on its hands and it wanted to make sure that hype was going to turn into profit. To ensure that they did something no video game had done before, allow you to buy the game before it even came out. But how do you convince someone (and more importantly, someone’s parents) to buy a game before you are able to play it? Give them something extra for buying early. In this case, reserving the game before its release date not only made sure that you would get the biggest game of the year, but you would get a shiny golden cartridge as well. The gold carts sold out, and the business of pre-orders was born.