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Video Game History

written by: DieZel
 
Computer and video games are not just great fun, they are a billion dollar industry with its own history. Take this quiz and get familiar with some of the most important names and games in this business.

Question 1:


In 1952, A.S. Douglas developed the first graphical game to run on a computer. It ran on the EDSAC. What was the name of this game?
OXO
Tennis For Two
Check It
Go

Question 2:


Nolan Bushnell is considered to be the father of the video arcade industry. In 1972 he founded his own game company and together with Ted Dabney and Al Alcorn released the first arcade video game with major success- Pong. What was the name of his company?
Nintendo
Sega
Atari
Nutting Associates

Question 3:


Pong was first installed at a high school.
True
False

Question 4:


In 1972 a company named Waco released the first handheld electronic game. What was its name?
Cross
Tic Tac Toe
Microvision
Tetris

Question 5:


In 1978 Taito released one of the most influential arcade video games. It was called Space Invaders and marked the beginning of the Golden Age of arcade games. What was the thing that the player controlled in Space Invaders?
A cowboy
An anti-aircraft gun
A movable laser cannon
An alien

Question 6:


Mario, probably the best-known video game character, first appeared in Donkey Kong in 1981. His brother Luigi first appeared in Mario Bros.
True
False

Question 7:


Nintendo is undoubtedly one of the most successful and best known console manufacturers. Nintendo has created several TV consoles and many handheld portables, such as the Game Boy and the Game & Watch. When was the company originally founded?
1983
1985
1889
1953

Question 8:


With the introduction of cheap and relatively powerful processors such as Intel 386, Intel 486 and Motorola 68000 3D-graphics became fashionable. It was used in FPS games like the legendary Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. Do you know what FPS stands for in this context?
File Protocol System
First Person Shooter
Firing Per Second
Frames Per Second

Question 9:


Sonic the Hedgehog is a mascot of Sony Playstation.
False
True

Question 10:


When in 1996 3dfx released the Voodoo chipset, it made high-resolution and more-detailed 3D games possible. One of the first games to take advantage of this was Quake. Do you know which company released this marvelous game?
Blizzard
Microsoft
id Software
Valve

 


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