Quiz: Ready for a game?

Quiz: Ready for a game?

Summary: Computers and technology have changed the way we live - and play. Board games, outdoor sports, and playing cards have taken a back seat to simulations and scenarios.

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Computers and technology have changed the way we live - and play. Board games, outdoor sports, and playing cards have taken a back seat to simulations and scenarios. On screen, we can do what we've always dreamt about. See how much you really know about games. Instructions: Click on your answer and then see how many others agree with you. Then click to see the answer and the next question. [poll id="181"]

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How many graduate and undergraduate schools offer courses or degrees in game design? Answer is D. 150+ Princeton Review and Gamepro completed a study of 150 institutions to determine the top-ranking programs in the U.S. [poll id="182"]

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Which is the all-time best selling game console worldwide? Answer is: D. Playstation 2 Sony has sold more than 151 million units. Nintendo DS is second with 144+ million sales followed by Nintendo Wii with over 84 million sales and Microsoft's Xbox 360 with 50 million sold. [poll id="183"]

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In Angry Birds, the current hit game first developed for Apple's iOS, what does a black bird do? Answer is A. Explode [poll id="184"]

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In recent years, Zombie killing has been a very popular gaming sport. Which game does NOT involve killing Zombies? Answer is C. Dead Space. [poll id="185"]

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Facebook is even hosting games. In Farmville, what is the currency called?

Answer is B. Coins [poll id="186"]

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The guy who invented the first programmable cartridge-based system for games like Hockey, a more complex version of Pong, went on to form his own company. What was it called?

Answer is C. Intel. Robert Noyce founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and then went on to found Intel in 1968. He is also credited with the invention of the microchip - along with Jack Kilby. [poll id="187"]

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Another one for history buffs, one of the most popular arcade games ever - Pac-Man from 1980 - had a surprise ending: Answer is A. A software glitch messed up the screen to end the game A bug in screen 256 jumbled up the right hand of the screen making that level impossible to beat. The game was originally supposed to loop back to level 1 and never end. [poll id="188"]

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What game console was introduced first? Answer is A. Xbox 360 was introduced in 2005. The age of the systems prompt Adrian Kingsley-Hughes to ask: Would you try to play the latest games on a 5 year old PC?. And Stephen Chapman may have uncovered a clue on its successor. [poll id="189"]

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This game developer is planning a sequel to its 2000 hit Diablo 2. What's the name of the company making it? Answer is A. Blizzard (est. 1991 - remember that year) is the maker of the Warcraft and Starcraft series. [poll id="190"]

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Another sequel to a popular PC game, Crysis 2 was released this week. The 2007 Crysis was best know for stretching a computer's resources. What is one of the game's minimum requirements? Answer is A. A 3.2 GHz equivalent or faster processor for a Windows Vista system Correct answers 10: You see an avatar in the mirror. 7-9: You carry a joystick in your pocket. 4-6: Spider Solitaire is fun. 1-3: You must enjoy three day games of Monopoly 0: Ready for a game of Fish? Thanks for playing! Related stories

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  • RE: Quiz: Ready for a game?

    Last question has:
    A. A 2.8 GHz or faster processor for a Windows XP system
    as answer A
    Yet you say:
    Answer is A. A 3.2 GHz equivalent or faster processor for a Windows Vista system
    Is the real answer.... How can anyone get that question right?
    Cyrorm
    • RE: Quiz: Ready for a game?

      @Cyrorm Whoops, they actually are both correct. 2.8 GHz for Windows XP and 3.2 GHz for Windows Vista - fixing now.
      andy.smith1
      • RE: Quiz: Ready for a game?

        @andy.smith@...

        how is that taxing to a system, A Pentium 4 has 2.8GHz processor?
        KBot
  • Interesting.

    A little bit of history, a little bit about current consoles, a blurb about Facebook games, high praise for "angry birds," not much about non-casual games, a slight mistake about system requirements at the end - about par for the course for ZDNet.

    Never really got the point of "angry birds," or why people like it.

    Maybe I'm spoiled by actually being able to choose my weapon and actually blow up the terrain in the Worms games by Team17.

    I mean seriously, why all the fuss about a game that's just a slingshot and a bunch of birds? It's a horribly limited game.
    CobraA1
    • RE: Quiz: Ready for a game?

      @CobraA1

      Have you every played it? Fricken addictive, but I will say worms armageddon FTW I love thet game...double 0h seven
      KBot
      • RE: Quiz: Ready for a game?

        @KBot

        "Have you every played it?"

        The ad-supported "free" version. You get a slingshot with several types of birds and you need to kill pigs. And that seems to be about it.
        CobraA1
  • RE: Quiz: Ready for a game?

    We have a donkey Kong Kill screen coming up... :)

    Most of the old games are plagued with kill screens, the system's memory can't handle the high points and high levels of the games.

    Another tid-bit gamers should know, the precursor to pong, and one of the reasons pong was created by atari, was actually made on an oscillosope.

    I can't believe i missed the ps2 question, I knew that as soon as i clicked the submit button.
    KBot