Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here.

If you had a Nintendo Entertainment System in the '80s, you probably played Duck Hunt. It was a simple game — you used a mostly accurate plastic gun to shoot digitized mallards while a dog laughed at your mistakes.

If you were like me, you probably wondered what was going on beyond that tall grass the hound jumped behind. Well, wonder no more! [via College Humor]:

So that's why I could hold the gun right to the TV screen and not hit a damn thing. And here I always thought it was because the NES Zapper was made for pennies by third-world country slave labor.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.