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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Which movie did Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson star in that was based on a videogame?

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Answer: Doom
More information: Though not amongst his best works, the Rock starred in a movie based on the videogame "Doom" in 2005. He also starred in another film based on a videogame, "Rampage", in 2018.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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