Video Games Trivia and Answers

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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.

Hard

Which iconic videogame character originated as a simple placeholder?

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Answer: Kirby
More information: As can probably be ascertained by his simple appearance, Kirby is the one that was original intended to be a circular placeholder for another character.

VeryHard

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

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Answer: Corrupted Blood
More information: 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.

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A computer opponent's ability to adaptively challenge a player is known as what?

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Answer: Artificial Intelligence
More information: Since classic games like "Space Invaders", "Galaxian" and "Pac-Man" successfully implemented artificial intelligence decades ago, it was become a stable in the videogame industry.

Hard

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

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Answer: Mortal Kombat
More information: 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.

Medium

Which "Mortal Kombat" character has the ability to transform into a dragon?

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Answer: Liu Kang
More information: Arguably the most-memorable fatality from the classic days of "Mortal Kombat" is Liu Kang's ability to transform into a dragon and bite his opponent in half.

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

What is the name of the circular object that is used to collect Pokémon?

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Answer: Poké ball
More information: Poké balls are used to used to catch and store Pokémon to be later traded or used in battle.

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.

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What videogame featured the first Easter egg?

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Answer: Adventure
More information: 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.



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