Video Games Trivia and Answers

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

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Answer: Pac-Man
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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In 2012, students at MIT hacked the lighting system of an entire building to play which game?

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Answer: Tetris
Students at MIT took control of the lighting system of the Green Building and conducted a 21-storey (300-foot) game of "Tetris".

Easy

What is the name of the racing series that is a spinoff of "Super Mario Brothers"?

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Answer: Mario Kart
"Super Mario Kart" was originally released in 1992 and since then has become one of Nintendo's staple games, resulting in continuous sequels.

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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.

Hard

In 2018, which famous rapper released an official music video heavily-inspired by "Minecraft"?

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Answer: Kanye West
Kanye West and Lil Pump's 2018 duet "I Love It" featured caricatures of the artists based on the hit videogame "Minecraft".

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.

Easy

Characters in videogames who cannot be outrightly controlled by players are acronymed as what?

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Answer: NPCs
Non-playable characters (NPCs) are those that players cannot control, though their actions can be influenced.

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

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

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Answer: World Health Organization
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 first videogame in the "Warcraft" series?

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Answer: Orcs & Humans
The first Warcraft was called "Orcs & Humans", and various aspects of the game, such as its multiplayer functionality and real-time strategy play, helped revolutionize the videogame industry.



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