Farmville just announced that it's retiring. Which got us thinking about video games that have been a huge deal in our lives, and the sheer random convergence of events that turned them into reality. And it turns out that a ton of games, and the details that make them so iconic and genre-defining, exist for weird, random reasons.

Reasons like:

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

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21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)

21 Games We Grew Up On (With Weird Backstories)
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