Video Games Trivia and Answers

Video games have become such a normal part of our lives that many people don’t realize the rich history behind the industry and how influential it has become to modern society. Thus TriviaQN’s Video Game Trivia serves two purposes. First is our desire to see just how much you know about the characters, companies and other entities that make up the business. Second is to increase your knowledge and understanding of the world of gaming. And just like the subject being discussed, our Video Game Trivia is guaranteed to be fun!

Challenge yourself with a Video Games Trivia Quiz!

Hard

Which iconic videogame character originated as a simple placeholder?

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Answer: Kirby
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.

Easy

Which videogame company originally brought Pac-Man to home consoles?

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Answer: Atari
Pac-Man was first brought to home consoles via the Atari 2600 way back in 1982.

Medium

The "Kingdom Hearts" videogame series is a collaboration between Disney and what famous gaming company?

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Answer: Square Enix
"Kingdom Hearts" is a collaboration between Disney and Square Enix. Thus it features characters from the classic Final Fantasy series teaming up with the likes of Scrooge McDuck, Buzz Lightyear and Jack Sparrow.

Medium

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.

Easy

What are the professions of Mario and his brother Luigi?

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Answer: Plumbers
Since the release of the original "Mario Bros." in 1983, it has been established that Mario (and Luigi) is an Italian-American plumber.

Hard

What was the first videogame system released to be used in conjunction with a television?

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Answer: Magnavox Odyssey
The Magnavox Odyssey was first released in 1972, and it is known for featuring a game similar to Pong.

Medium

Which publishing company was behind the "World of Warcraft" comic book that ran from 2007 to 2009?

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Answer: DC Comics
The "World of Warcraft" was published by WildStorm, an imprint of DC Comics.

Medium

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

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Answer: Artificial Intelligence
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

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

The Nintendo Game Boy utilized which type of display system?

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Answer: LCD
As with most handheld videogames from the classic days, the Game Boy used a liquid-crystal display (LCD).



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