When you've played video games since the Internet was in green, monochrome, ASCII characters, you realize just how many alternate realities you've seen come to life. I alone am responsible for Asia taking over the world in the Dark Ages and Russia winning the space race — not to mention the destruction of Hitler in an Iron Man suit and his occult-loving nazis.

Finally, someone has looked back at how interactive digital experiences influence fake history and made a pretty cool timeline of Earth's past if the games we love dictated actual events.

Most of the history lesson is tongue-in-cheek, of course, but I think the trip from 490 B.C. to present day would have been a lot more fun if it did include a Dragon Age. Check out The Kartel for the entire list.