Things You Learned From Video Games


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Did you learn any interesting facts or skills from video games?

In the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Link swims a stroke known as the sidestroke in his default animation. I tried doing it in a pool as a kid and lo and behold it works! I'm not very good at it, but it's a lot of fun
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  • Apparently, Zydeco is a music genre after looking up the word I've picked up from playing Animal Crossing.
  • Ebi fry and Aji fry are Japanese dishes featured in ACNH as cooking recipes. I've only tried Ebi fry so far and it's delicious. I want to try Aji fry when I had the chance. Fred Crumb's design in Splatoon 3 is based on the Aji Fry dish.
  • Star bits and star fragments featured in Super Mario Galaxy, ACNH, BoTW, and ToTK are actually based on konpeito which is a Japanese candy which resembled stars.
  • In the original Japanese N64 version of the first Animal Crossing game, a small Shinto shrine is in place instead of the fountain which is present in the international versions which is based on the expanded GameCube version..
I learned a lot of cool facts about bugs, fish, and sea creatures from Blathers in the Animal Crossing games. I especially heard most of them from New Horizons, like how the nibble fish/red garra is used to clean bathers' skin in certain countries...weird stuff, man!