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Hard

What is the Sega Master System called in Japan?

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Answer: Sega Mark III
More information: The Sega Master System was originally released as the Sega Mark III in Japan, since it was their third-generation home videogame console.

Medium

In 2018, which videogame company did actor Alfonso Ribeiro sue for unethically capitalizing off content he created?

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Answer: Epic Games
More information: Alfonso Ribeiro, former costar of "the Fresh Prince of Belair", filed a lawsuit against Epic Games, Fortnite's developers, over an emote dance that can be purchased in the game appropriately called "Fresh".

Easy

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.

Hard

What weapon was so powerful that Epic Games pulled it from "Fortnite" after only four days in December 2018?

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Answer: Infinity Blade
More information: The Infinity Blade, which among other things allowed Battle Royale fighters to defeat opponents and knock down structures in one hit, was discontinued due to being too powerful.

Medium

Which videogame is generally considered to be the original third-person shooter?

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Answer: Wolfenstein 3D
More information: "Wolfenstein 3D" is credited with being the original first-person shooter, though games using a similar point-of-view date as far back as 1973 with a program called "Maze Wars" developed for students of NASA.

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.

Medium

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."

Medium

What is the average amount of time a player of "Fortnite" spends enjoying the game weekly?

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Answer: 6-10 hours
More information: A 2018 survey of 1000 "Fortnite" players revealed that 33% of them spend 6 to 10 hours a week playing the game.

Hard

The peripheral device that could be used to connect two Gameboys was called what?

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Answer: Game Link Cable
More information: The Game Link Cable, released in 1989 alongside the Game Boy, allowed two of these devices to be connected to perform a multitude of functions such as multi-player and item trading.

VeryHard

Which pop media icon was recently memorialized in "World of Warcraft" in late 2018?

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Answer: Stan Lee
More information: Comic-book visionary Stan Lee, who passed away in 2018, is now featured as a NPC in "World of Warcraft".



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