Video Games Trivia and Answers

Video games have become such a normal part of our lives that many people don’t realize the rich history behind the industry and how influential it has become to modern society. Thus TriviaQN’s Video Game Trivia serves two purposes. First is our desire to see just how much you know about the characters, companies and other entities that make up the business. Second is to increase your knowledge and understanding of the world of gaming. And just like the subject being discussed, our Video Game Trivia is guaranteed to be fun!

Hard

What was the first videogame system released to be used in conjunction with a television?

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Answer: Magnavox Odyssey
More information: The Magnavox Odyssey was first released in 1972, and it is known for featuring a game similar to Pong.

Easy

The original street design for Liberty City in "Grand Theft Auto" was based on which real-life metropolis?

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Answer: New York City
More information: Liberty City was based on New York City, while Vice City and San Andreas were respectively inspired by Miami and California.

Easy

The most-popular American football videogame franchise is named after which individual?

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Answer: John Madden
More information: John Madden won a Superbowl as a coach of the Los Angeles Raiders but is perhaps better known for being a sportscaster. The videogame series named after him has been ongoing for almost 30 years.

Hard

In what year was "Fortnite" released?

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Answer: 2017
More information: "Fortnite" was released in 2017 and since then has become such a resounding success that it's been called "a cultural phenomenon".

Hard

Which technology company were the manufacturers of the Turbografx-16?

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Answer: NEC
More information: NEC Home Electronics first released the Neo Geo in Japan during 1987.

Medium

What is the process called by which people set out to amass large amounts of in-game currency to sell in the real world?

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Answer: Gold farming
More information: Some people, particularly in developing countries, actually make a livable income from gold mining videogame currencies.

Hard

Which videogame holds the record for having the highest budget ever to produce?

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Answer: Grand Theft Auto V
More information: With an estimated budget of $256 million, "Grand Theft Auto V" cost more to make than many major motion films.

Easy

Mario originated as a character in which classic videogame?

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Answer: Donkey Kong
More information: Though originally called by other names, Mario was the protagonist in the legendary videogame "Donkey Kong", which was released in 1981.

Medium

Approximately how many PlayStation 4s have been sold as of the beginning of 2019?

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Answer: 100 million
More information: In early 2019 Sony stated that it has sold over 91.6 million PS4's, as well as almost 900 million games for the console.

VeryHard

How long did it take Markus Persson to create the first version of "Minecraft"?

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Answer: 1 week
More information: Notch released the "alpha version" of "Minecraft" in just six days, with a fully-marketable version coming out two years later.



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