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Did You Know Gaming?
DidYouKnowGamingLogo.jpg
Web address didyouknowgaming.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Gaming blog
Available in
Owner Shane Gill[1]
Launched May, 2012[1]
Alexa rank
Increase 41,306 (March 2014)[2]
Current status Active

Did You Know Gaming? (abbreviated DYKG[1]) is a video game–focused blog which launched in May, 2012. The site features video content focusing on video game related trivia and facts,[1] hosted on video game entertainment website NormalBoots.com, covering various franchises.[3]

Since the website's launch, it has been featured on numerous major news and gaming outlets including Huffington Post,[4] MCV,[5] Game Informer,[6] MTV,[7] Nerdist,[8] and the Houston Press.[9]

History[edit]

The site launched on May 14, 2012, by Shane Gill who came up with the idea for a trivia focused website based on gaming after being inspired by a number of Facebook trivia groups. By July 2012, the official Facebook page had reached nearly 20,000 fans in under eight weeks.[1] As of May 2014, the official YouTube channel has currently over 1,363,000 subscribers.[10]

On January 25, 2014, Did You Know Gaming partnered with a relaunched NormalBoots, a collaborative website for hosting gaming themed content created by Jon Jafari and Austin Hargrave. A spin-off series' has also been announced called Did You Know Movies.[3]

Content[edit]

The site releases videos presenting trivia based on different franchises. Series which have been covered are Star Fox,[11] Pikmin,[12] Super Smash Bros.[13] Metroid[14] and many more. One specific series called Easter Egg Hunting looks at secrets and Easter Eggs found in games based on a particular show or in a specific game such as South Park,[15] Doctor Who[16] and Metal Gear Solid.[17] Each video is narrated by a number of popular internet personalities including Jon Jafari of JonTron,[18] Arin Hanson,[19] and Smooth McGroove.[20] In March 15, 2013, there was a spin-off episode made by the channel SILVERMANIA called "Did You Know Taco Bell?". This episode was voiced by Andrew WK.

VGFacts[edit]

VGFacts is a sister website of Did You Know Gaming? which launched in March, 2013 and also features gaming related trivia.[14] Created in partnership with The Spriters Resource,[21] the site features trivia covering thousands of games, series and consoles as well as articles discussing various topics, which even includes contributions from game publisher Konami.[22]

Episodes[edit]

Each episode covers a specific franchise and is often narrated by a popular internet personality. There's the main Did You Know Gaming? series and other spin-offs under the VGFacts banner.

Did You Know Gaming?[edit]

No. Title Series Narrator Date Notes
1 Pokémon Pokémon WeeklyTubeShow June 13, 2012
2 Zelda The Legend of Zelda JonTron July 16, 2012
3 Final Fantasy Final Fantasy JonTron July 25, 2012
4 Star Fox Star Fox Egoraptor August 4, 2012
5 Grand Theft Auto Grand Theft Auto Egoraptor August 21, 2012
6 Banjo Kazooie Banjo-Kazooie JonTron August 28, 2012
7 Mario Super Mario Egoraptor September 29, 2012
8 Mario Part 2 Super Mario Egoraptor October 7, 2012
9 Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog WeeklyTubeShow October 25, 2012
10 Resident Evil Resident Evil ProJared October 31, 2012
11 Mega Man Mega Man Egoraptor November 25, 2012
12 Pokémon Part 2 Pokémon Rosanna Pansino December 23, 2012
13 Pokémon Part 3 Pokémon Egoraptor December 30, 2012
14 Zelda Part 2 The Legend of Zelda PeanutButterGamer January 23, 2013
15 Zelda Part 3 The Legend of Zelda PeanutButterGamer February 5, 2013
16 Kirby Kirby Egoraptor February 26, 2013
17 Metroid Metroid WeeklyTubeShow March 15, 2013
18 Crash Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot Caddicarus March 26, 2013
19 Goldeneye 007 (N64) James Bond Brutalmoose April 2, 2013 Specifically covers GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64.
20 Final Fantasy Part 2 Final Fantasy ProJared April 7, 2013
21 Super Smash Bros Super Smash Bros. Yungtown April 18, 2013
22 Super Smash Bros Part 2 Super Smash Bros. Yungtown April 27, 2013
23 Super Smash Bros Part 3 Super Smash Bros. Yungtown May 9, 2013
24 Mortal Kombat Mortal Kombat Two Best Friends Play (Matt & Pat) May 12, 2013
25 Mortal Kombat Part 2 Mortal Kombat Two Best Friends Play (Matt & Pat) May 24, 2013
26 Portal Portal MatPat from Game Theory May 25, 2013
27 Mario Part 3 Super Mario Yungtown June 15, 2013
28 Mario Part 4 Super Mario Yungtown June 22, 2013
29 Fallout Fallout SpaceHamster July 6, 2013
30 Sonic Part 2 Sonic the Hedgehog WeeklyTubeShow July 22, 2013
31 The Sims The Sims Brutalmoose July 28, 2013
32 Pikmin Pikmin JonTron August 3, 2013
33 Spyro Spyro Caddicarus August 17, 2013
34 Donkey Kong Donkey Kong JonTron September 8, 2013
35 Donkey Kong Part 2 Donkey Kong Yungtown September 14, 2013
36 Animal Crossing Animal Crossing SpaceHamster September 21, 2013
37 Pokémon Part 4 Pokémon TheJWittz October 19, 2013
38 Mario Part 5 Super Mario MatPat from Game Theory October 26, 2013
39 Silent Hill Silent Hill Two Best Friends Play (Matt & Pat) November 2, 2013
40 Resident Evil Part 2 Resident Evil ProtonJon November 16, 2013
41 Minecraft Minecraft InTheLittleWood December 14, 2013
42 Dragon Ball Z Games Dragon Ball TeamFourStar (Takahata101) December 15, 2013
43 Animal Crossing Part 2 Animal Crossing JonTron December 21, 2013
44 Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Hearts Yuriofwind February 1, 2014
45 Pokémon & Science Pokémon JonTron February 15, 2014
46 F-Zero F-Zero Smooth McGroove February 23, 2014
47 EarthBound EarthBound Chuggaaconroy March 1, 2014
48 EarthBound Part 2 EarthBound Chuggaaconroy March 1, 2014[23]
49 Nintendo 64[24] Nintendo Brutalmoose March 8, 2014
50 Pac-Man Pac-Man Guru Larry March 14, 2014[25]
51 Street Fighter[26] Street Fighter Maximilian March 22, 2014
52 PlayStation[27] PlayStation Caddicarus March 29, 2014
53 Super Nintendo Effects Dev Special[28] Nintendo Mario Castañeda March 29, 2014
54 Harvest Moon[29] Harvest Moon PeanutButterGamer April 19, 2014
55 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater[30] Tony Hawk's Brutalmoose April 26, 2014
56 Team Fortress 2[31] Team Fortress Markiplier May 3, 2014
57 Skyrim[32] The Elder Scrolls Boogie2988 May 11, 2014
58 Game Boy[33] Game Boy Jake of Vsauce3 May 19, 2014
59 Game Boy Part 2[34] Game Boy Jake of Vsauce3 May 24, 2014
60 Super Smash Bros. Part 4[35] Super Smash Bros. Yungtown June 7, 2014
61 Dragon Ball Z Games Part 2[36] Dragon Ball TeamFourStar (KaiserNeko) June 21, 2014
62 Doom[37] Doom Markiplier June 28, 2014
63 Final Fight[38] Final Fight Two Best Friends Play (Matt) July 5, 2014
64 Zelda Part 4[39] The Legend of Zelda JonTron July 29, 2014
65 Castlevania & History Special[40] Castlevania Markiplier August 25, 2014
66 Dragon Quest[41] Dragon Quest JonTron August 31, 2014
67 Mass Effect[42] Mass Effect Really Freakin Clever September 13, 2014
68 Rayman[43] Rayman Caddicarus September 20, 2014
69 Nintendo DS[44] Nintendo DS NintendoFanFTW September 28, 2014
70 GameCube[45] Nintendo SpaceHamster October 5, 2014
71 Killer Instinct[46] Killer Instinct Maximilian October 12, 2014
72 Killer Instinct Part 2[47] Killer Instinct Two Best Friends Play (Matt & Woolie) October 22, 2014
73 Donkey Kong Part 3[48] Donkey Kong TheCartoonGamer October 25, 2014
74 Fire Emblem[49] Fire Emblem BalrogTheMaster November 1, 2014
75 Mega Man Part 2[50] Mega Man Kirbopher November 8, 2014
76 PlayStation 2[51] PlayStation Caddicarus November 15, 2014
77 Super Smash Bros. Technical Play Special[52] Super Smash Bros. Yungtown November 22, 2014
78 Zelda Part 5[53] The Legend of Zelda PeanutButterGamer November 26, 2014
79 Jet Set Radio[54] Jet Set Radio Rated S Games November 29, 2014
80 Mario Part 6[55] Super Mario Satchbag December 6, 2014
81 Pokemon & Religion[56] Pokémon NintendoFanFTW December 13, 2014

VGFacts[edit]

No. Title Series Narrator Date Notes
1 Metal Gear Solid - Easter Egg Hunting Metal Gear Caddicarus March 25, 2013 -
June 2, 2013
6 part series
Covers both Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes.
2 South Park Secrets in Video Games - Easter Egg Hunting South Park Caddicarus June 23, 2013
3 Doctor Who Secrets in Video Games - Easter Egg Hunting Doctor Who Caddicarus November 23, 2013
4 Zelda Part 1 - Leftovers The Legend of Zelda ProJared November 23, 2013
5 Mario - Easter Egg Hunting[57][58] Super Mario Caddicarus August 24, 2014 - September 21, 2014
6 Top 5 License Pitches That Failed VGFacts Top Lists tigerlily October 26, 2014
7 5 Rumors That Made An Impact[59] VGFacts Five Trivia tigerlily November 9, 2014
8 5 Anti-Piracy Tactics VGFacts Five Trivia tigerlily November 23, 2014
9 5 Cut Characters VGFacts Five Trivia Caddicarus November 30, 2014
10 5 Suikoden Series Trivia VGFacts Five Trivia brutalmoose December 6, 2014
11 5 PlayStation RPGs Trivia VGFacts Five Trivia tigerlily December 7, 2014

Reception[edit]

The site has received generally positive reception from various media outlets and commentators.

CEO of Destructoid, Hamza Aziz, has praised the site saying "The Did You Know Gaming series is a pretty wonderful look at the lesser known facts of your favorite videogames."[11]

Steve Napierski, author of the webcomic series Dueling Analogs, has posted about Did You Know Gaming? multiple times saying that "Not sure if you’ve noticed from the amount of Did You Know Gaming? videos I have reposted on Dueling Analogs, but I am definitely a fan of them."[60]

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