So far I only watched Animatrix and the Matrix series and I heard that the video games also carry a lot of information about Matrix's inner workings. What are the key facts that one wouldn't know about the series without playing the games?
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It has been a number of years since I played the game. But it was meant to be played during the two movies to interlink the story, along with the animatrix.
The problem was if you hadn't seen the movies then a lot of it didn't make sense.
As for the parts that were described in more detail in the game.
Starts off where the end of the Animatrix (related to the Osiris ship).
Why the heads of the ships were in the Matrix for a meeting.
How Agent Smith managed to infect a human.
Who blew up the power plant in the movie.
More details on who the Key maker is.
Who the Merovingian actually is.
More details on Matrix v1 + v2 and why they failed.
Why the Oracle changed into a new person (Original actress died between movies, so reason had to be written in).
May be more.