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!

VeryHard

What was the name of the virtual pandemic that struck the "World of Warcraft" in 2005?

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Answer: Corrupted Blood
Corrupted Blood was intentionally introduced to the "World of Warcraft" by its programmers via a supervillian, but it soon spread out of control and could only be eradicated by game patches and resets.

Hard

Who were the first rappers to have their very-own mainstream videogame?

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Answer: Wu-Tang Clan
Released in 1999, "Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style" even resulted in PlayStation producing a custom controller shaped like the Wu-Tang Clan's logo.

VeryHard

Which musicians were behind the hit song "Pac-Man Fever"?

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Answer: Buckner & Garcia
Buckner & Garcia, a duo from Ohio, came out with a number of songs about videogames, with "Pac-Man Fever" (1982) selling over one-million copies and reaching number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.

Medium

The classic Atari 2600 game controller has how many buttons?

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Answer: 1
The original Atari home-console controller had only one bright-red button, complemented by a large black joystick.

Easy

Which item made Mario invincible in "Super Mario Bros."?

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Answer: Starman
Starman not only makes Mario invincible but also his touch lethal to enemies.

Medium

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

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Answer: 100 million
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.

Easy

The word "Pokémon" is generally understood to be a translation of which phrase?

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Answer: Pocket Monsters
"Pokémon" is a stylized contraction of "Pocket Monsters", which the series was originally called in Japan.

VeryHard

The PlayStation prototype was designed by Sony in collaboration with which company?

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Answer: Nintendo
The PlayStation was originally a CD-ROM add-on for the Super Nintendo. Nintendo pulling out of the deal in 1991 prompted Sony to eventually produce it on their own.

Medium

What videogame featured the first Easter egg?

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Answer: Adventure
A fact made famous by the movie "Ready Player One", "Adventure", a game released on the old Atari 2600 in 1979, had the first Easter egg, which was the name of its creator hidden in the game.

Hard

Ed Boon and John Tobias are the original designers of which renowned videogame franchise?

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Answer: Mortal Kombat
Ed Boon and John Tobias are more famous than the average videogame designers, as there is a well-known character named after them (Noob Saibot) who is part of the "Mortal Kombat" franchise, which they originated.



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