Ike Barinholtz is incorrectly credited as "Ike Barenholtz."
During the "Countdown to Xbox 360" showing, Attack of the Show! Host Kevin Pereira introduced the Icons segments.
Originally, the episode that covered the Quake video game series was to be shown on this date. Due to the Halloween/Horror related nature of George Romero's films, Quake was moved to a later date.
Episode was also shown the night of November 1, 2005 for the release of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith on DVD. This was also the release date for the Star Wars: Battlefront II video game.
Tim named his company "Double Fine" after a sign near San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge form his youth that said "Slow to 45. Double Fine." He thought it would be a great name for a band because of "free" advertising. Instead of forming a band, he later formed a game company.
Miller never watched the movie version of Elektra. It is unknown why.
Miller killed off Elektra because he couldn't see her ever turning into a good guy or eventually marrying Daredevil. She was bad, but felt bad about being bad. As Miller put it "She had to go."
Actor Micheal Ironside provides the voice for Sam Fisher.
The original Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell used the Unreal design gaming engine.
As of airing of this episode, the Splinter Cell series has sold over 9.7 million copies world-wide.
Gran Turismo is Italian for "Grand Touring"
Some interview footage from this episode was also used in a previous Icons episode, ESRB.
During the segment covering the 7th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, there are three of the eight awards Prince of Persia: Sands of Time won shown on screen: Greatest Achievement in Animation, Outanding Innovation in Computer Gaming, and Console Platform Action/Adventure Game of the Year.
You can find further information on the MK animated show at Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series at TV.com.
This episode was released as an unlockable bonus movie in the Dead or Alive Ultimate game.
This episode was included as a special feature on the Doom 3: Limited Collector's Edition game for the Xbox.
Donkey Kong came from the idea of Shigeru Miyamoto originally calling the title Kong after the popular King Kong. And since it was a game about a gorilla that was donkey stubborn, Donkey Kong was born.
Peter's Lionhead Studios was named after Mark Webley's pet hampster Lionhead, which soon died after the name was accepted.
Footage from this episode was also used in a future Icons episode, Fighting Games
Yuji Naka was originally going to make Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Rabbit.