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!

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What was the first videogame to feature basketball legend Michael Jordan?

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Answer: Jordan vs. Bird
More information: Michael Jordan first made an official appearance in 1988's "Jordan vs. Bird: One on One" by Electronic Arts. He could not be featured in prior NBA-based games due to opting out of the NBA Players Association.

Easy

Which videogame heroine is known for her excessively-buxomy physique?

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Answer: Lara Croft
More information: Lara Croft's traditionally-large bosom was actually the result of a coding error made by the programmer of the original "Tombraider" game.

Easy

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

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

Easy

What was the name of the videogame that officially featured Michael Jackson as the hero?

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Answer: Moonwalker
More information: Though forgettable in its home-console form, the arcade version of Michael Jackson "Moonwalker" (1990) is a much-more entertaining experience.

Medium

What is the name of the peripheral device that can be plugged into a Nintendo 64 controller to make it vibrate?

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Answer: Rumble Pak
More information: Nintendo also released the Rumble Pak for a number of its handheld game systems.

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.

Medium

What is the only videogame franchise originating in the 1970's to have thus far generated over $1 billion in revenue?

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Answer: Space Invaders
More information: Originating in 1978, as of the beginning of 2019 the "Space Invaders" franchise has generated almost $14 billion in revenue.

Medium

Which famous entertainer composed music for "Sonic 3"?

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Answer: Michael Jackson
More information: Michael Jackson contributed some music to "Sonic 3 & Knuckles" though went uncredited after abandoning the project.

Medium

Which videogame console did Nintendo release directly prior to the Wii?

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Answer: GameCube
More information: The GameCube, released in 2001, was the predecessor to the Wii, which came out in 2006.

Hard

Who provides the voice of Pikachu in the 2019 "Pokémon: Detective Pikachu" movie?

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Answer: Ryan Reynolds
More information: The live-action "Detective Pikachu" is voiced by none other than Ryan Reynolds, who also provided the character's facial movements.



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