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Gaming Trivia

Assorted questions about games from various different genres
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1. On which Nintendo platform was the original Super Mario Bros released?
Virtual Boy
NES
Game Boy
N64
Super Mario Bros was released in 1984 on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
2. Though Maze War is often credited as the first true FPS (first person shooter), which game franchise is the first to have established the genre as we know it today?
Quake
Wolfenstein
Doom
Duke Nukem
Wolfenstein 3D is often regarded as the grandfather of FPS games.
3. Which of these video game studios is NOT Japanese?
Atlus
Square Enix
IO Interactive
Polyphony Digital
IO Interactive is a Danish developer behind the Hitman franchise.
4. RPG stands for Role Playing Game. What does the C in CRPG stand for?
Computer
Choice-based
Character
Chinese
The genre is named "computer role playing game" to distinguish it from tabletop or pen & paper RPGs.
5. Which competitive video game has the highest payouts of any eSport?
Dota 2
League of Legends
Fortnite
Overwatch
Dota 2 prize pools at their premier event, The International, can get as high as $30,000,000.
6. What sets Final Fantasy XI and XIV apart from the rest of the series?
They're the only two FF games with the same protagonist
They're MMOs, rather than single player
They're the only two FF games available on PC
They have real time combat instead of turn based
Both these games are the only MMOs, or Massive Multiplayer Online games, in the franchise.
7. The fighting game franchise King of Fighters, is a crossover between characters from which two other fighting game franchises?
Tekken & Street Fighter
Guilty Gear & BlazBlue
Melty Blood & Akatsuki Blitzkampf
Fatal Fury & Art of Fighting
Though the games also feature some other games like Ikari Warriors, it is primarily a Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting crossover.
8. The Last of Us: Part 2 recently (as of early 2021) broke the record for most Game of the Year awards. Which game held the record before this?
Minecraft
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Grand Theft Auto V
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Witcher 3 once held this record at 260 GOTY awards, before being overtaken by The Last of Us 2.
9. What is the best selling home console of all time?
Xbox 360
PlayStation 2
Nintendo Wii
PlayStation 4
Sony's PlayStation 2 has sold over 150 million units.
10. Chrono Trigger and Dragon Quest have distinctive character designs, with similar art style to a certain uber-popular manga and anime series. Which one?
Naruto
Bleach
One Piece
Dragon Ball
Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball, also designed the characters of JRPGs Chrono Trigger and Dragon Quest.
11. Which of these is a hallmark of the "rogue-like" genre?
Backtracking
Permadeath
Text-based gameplay
Point & Click gameplay
Named after 1980's Rogue, "rogue-likes" usually have procedurally generated levels and have you start from the beginning upon death.
12. Which of these is NOT a hallmark of Ubisoft's open world design, which has bled into other open world games over the years?
Enemy territory to clear out/capture
Towers that reveal more of the map
"Checklist" worlds with various activities
Companions to accompany you, usually after a sidequest
Many modern open world games have mechanics and design philosophies inspired by Ubisoft franchises like Far Cry and Assassin's Creed.
13. Who coined the term "Immersive Sim", regarding games with systems encouraging creative problem solving, and emergent gameplay?
John Carmack
Chris Avellone
Warren Spector
Gabe Newell
Warren Spector of Looking Glass Studios is widely regarded as the creator of the genre, and is behind titles like System Shock and Thief: The Dark Project.
14. In the Devil May Cry games, Dante has four "styles" to choose from: Swordmaster, Gunslinger, Royal Guard, and...?
Devil Trigger
Royal Release
Brawler
Trickster
The Trickster style is focused on mobility, with various dodges and even teleports.
15. What was the first Need for Speed game to introduce extensive car customization?
Most Wanted
ProStreet
Underground
High Stakes
As opposed to the previous releases focused on racing exotic cars, Underground was centered around tuner car culture.
16. 4X refers to strategy titles where you can "Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate", and are centered around micromanagement and empire building. Which of these strategy titles is NOT 4X?
Civilization
XCOM
Europa Universalis
Stellaris
XCOM has you control a small squad of soldiers, rather than a large nation or empire.
17. What aspect of gameplay did the 2018 reboot of God of War leave behind from the original games?
Executions
Dodging
Jumping
Multiple Weapons
Outside of context-sensitive situations, you cannot jump in God of War 2018.
18. Before Bethesda's Fallout 3, Black Isle studios was working on their own version. What was the codename?
Fallout: Van Buren
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout: Vault 13
Unlike the 3D open world shooter that was Fallout 3, Van Buren would've stuck to the CRPG roots of the original games.
19. What was the first Halo game (besides Halo Wars) where you play as someone other than Master Chief?
Halo 3: ODST
Halo 5: Guardians
Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo Reach
ODST has you take control of "the Rookie", an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper.
20. Which Souls game was series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki not heading the development for?
Dark Souls 3
Dark Souls
Demon's Souls
Dark Souls 2
Dark Souls 2 was helmed instead by Yui Tanimura and Tomohiro Shibuya, Miyazaki was more involved with Bloodborne at the time.
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