Video Games Trivia and Answers

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Which organization officially classified "gaming disorder" as a mental-health condition in 2018?

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Answer: World Health Organization
More information: In relation to videogames, the WHO defines gaming disorder as "a pattern of... behavior characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence... and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences."

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What is the name of the woman Mario is attempting to save from the giant ape in the original Donkey Kong?

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Answer: Pauline
More information: Though Princess Peach has come to be known as Mario's primary love interest, in his first appearance he risked life and limb to save Pauline from Donkey Kong.

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What is the highest-grossing arcade game of all-time?

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Answer: Pac-Man
More information: Pac-Man holds the distinction of being the highest-grossing arcade game ever, as adjusted for 2018 inflation it has generated almost $11 billion.

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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.

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.

VeryHard

Which theme park was inspired and is heavily influenced by "World or Warcraft" and "StarCraft"?

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Answer: World Joyland
More information: World Joyland, located in China, is based on "World of Warcraft" and "StarCraft" despite having no formal agreement with its developers, Blizzard Entertainment.

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.

Hard

Nintendo began as a company selling which products?

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Answer: Playing cards
More information: Founded in 1889, Nintendo originally produced traditonal-Japanase playing cards called Hanafuda.

Easy

The original designer behind the game "Tetris" is from which nation?

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Answer: Russia
More information: The creation of "Tetris", first released in 1984, is primarily credited t Alexey Pajitnov, who at the time was an artificial intelligence researcher at the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Russia.

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The classic arcade game "Pong" was manufactured by which company?

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Answer: Atari
More information: Atari released Pong in 1972 and with it ushered in the age of the modern videogame industry.



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