History of Video Games Quiz
Which of the following was the first home video game system sold in the U.S.?
Atari's first game, Pong (similar to table-tennis), was so named because the name "Ping-Pong" was already copyrighted and:
"Nintendo" is a Japanese word meaning
- The name Atari also comes from the Japanese. "Atari" is a term used in the Japanese game "Go", and it is equivalent to the term "check" in Chess.
In the classic video game Donkey Kong, the hero was originally named Jumpman. Jumpman was later named Mario by members of the Nintendo of America's staff because of his resemblance to who?
In 1958, physicist Willy Higinbotham invented an interactive game played on an oscilloscope. This first "video game" was similar to
- One year after developing this game, Higinbotham developed the same game for a 15 inch monitor. However, he did not patent the device since he did not think his invention amounted to much.
Incensed by the violence in such games as Mortal Kombat and Night Trap, two senators launched a Senate investigation into video-game violence in 1993. One of these senators was Herbert Kohl of Wisconsin. The other was
- In 1994 the Entertainment Software Rating Board was established to rate video games for violent content. These ratings informed buyers of the recommended age of players for video games as well as any violent or risqué material in the game.
Resulting from the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO, this console was released in the U.S. without a light gun
- Sega also made it impossible to use Dreamcast light guns that were imported from other countries with American consoles.
COLECO, the company known for the Colecovision home video system, stands for
- Although the company started out distributing leather products to shoemakers, COLECO got into the business of selling leather craft kits, plastic wading pools, and electronic games.
In 1998, this retail chain banned the sale of more than 50 video games that it considered inappropriate by its own standards
The founder of Atari, who also founded the nationwide restaurant franchise Chuck E. Cheese, was
- The first Chuck E. Cheese restaurant opened in 1977, and it was called Pizza Time Theatre.