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Know your gaming trivia?

Posted by: Jeremy at 11/16/2010 10:54 AM
Do you know your video game trivia? I mean really know your gaming trivia... as in the history of the industry and the products that led us to where we are today. If you do, then you could win yourself a copy of Double Fine’s Costume Quest for the Xbox Live Arcade.

Printed below are 25 trivia questions based on the video games industry, spread across a variety of topics. Some of them are rather easy, others will require either a little bit of research or savant-level knowledge of the gaming universe. You mission, should you choose to accept it, is to be one of the first people to send me an email with the correct answers to all of the questions. The first three respondents to contact me with all of the correct answers will get download codes for the game. There is no waiting time to receive your prize, I have the codes ready to go... I just need answers. Simply send you answers to jduff at gamingnexus dot com with a subject line of "Costume Quest Trivia" and if you score 100%, I will respond with a download code to enter into the Xbox Live Marketplace to claim your prize.

If for some reason I do not get any responses with all of the correct answers, then the prizes will be awarded to those who responded with the most correct answers as of 3 p.m EST on Friday, November 19, 2010.

Got it? Ready... set... GO!
  1. What did the Nintendo Corporation originally manufacture?
  2. Complete the following phrase: “Sega does what ___________”
  3. Name the creator of the original Prince of Persia game?
  4. How many levels are available in the original Pac-man video game (arcade_ before hitting the infamous “split” screen?
  5. Name the two main, playable characters from Double Dragon.
  6. What special “processing” power did the Sega Genesis possess?
  7. What score is considered the perfect score in Pac-man, that is the highest point value possible to achieve in the game (original arcade)?
  8. If I were paying my taxes in order to fund Mayor Mike Haggar’s salary... which city would I live in?
  9. Which Japanese video game was converted into Super Mario Bros’ 2 when it was brought to the United States?
  10. What was the iconic launch date of the Sega Dreamcast in the United States?
  11. Which character from another video game made an appearance in Clayfighter 63 1/3?
  12. Who is responsible for the death of Gou Hibiki?
  13. In the Samurai Shodown series, what is the name of Galford’s dog?
  14. What was the name of the first known video game, which was programmed for an oscilliscope in 1958?
  15. In which first party Nintendo game did Mario brandish a firearm?
  16. What was the cheat code for the original version of Doom that game players full ammo, armor, and all of the keys?
  17. Cloud Strife officially appeared as a playable character for the first time in which fighting game?
  18. What was the “in-house” name for the Atari 2600 during its development?
  19. Who was the first 3rd party publisher to begin producing games for the Atari 2600?
  20. After leaving Atari, what restaurant franchise did Nolan Bushnell go on to start?
  21. This infamous Atari game sold so poorly, unsold copies of the game were reportedly buried somewhere in deserts of New Mexico...
  22. Sega’s developmental “Project Mars” was eventually released as this add on for their existing console at the time...
  23. Before being developed as its own standalone console, the Sony PlayStation was originally designed to be what?
  24. Before settling on the name “Atari” for their company, Bushnell and Dabney attempted to use what name in founding their company, but oddly enough, it was already taken?
  25. Nintendo originally approached which company to distribute the Family Computer System in the United States, but was denied?
Good luck!