Friday, 29 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 29-11-2013: ATARI … !

You know, if you’ve been following me for a few days, now, you’ll be aware of the situation with my building’s communal aerial,

MOST of us now have functioning TVs: with three exceptions.   Who, understandably, aren’t happy.

All of my neighbour’s have mentioned compensation.   I agree with them.

And mentioned it in the complaint email I sent.

Circle South Anglia’s Complaint’s Department turned THAT down.

I’m not best pleased … 

And complained about that, too.   Although whether THAT gets any attention, I really don’t know.

At any rate, let’s get a move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with letting us know she’s going to look on Barnes and Noble’s site for An Adventure in Space And Time, also scored five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions and answers, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ license and video … 

Q1) 29th November saw Atari release the world’s first commercially successful video game.   What game was it?
Q2) In which year of the 1970s was the game released … ?
Q3) Atari, itself, was based in which US state?
Q4) More to the point, Atari is a Japanese word meaning ‘warning’: and used in which game … ?
Q5) Atari placed their first coin operated video game in a bar called ‘Andy’ … what’s … ?
Q6) The game, itself, is loosely based on which real-world sport: tennis, ping-pong or badminton?
Q7) Finally … what was the name of Atari’s 1976 follow up to its first game … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th November, 1963, saw Cape Canaveral renamed Cape … what … ?
A1) Kennedy.
Q2) 28th November, 1925, saw the first broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry, from Nashville, Tennessee: what was the station originally called … ?
Q3) 28th November, 1960, saw Mauritania become independent of France.   On which continent is Mauritania?
A3) |Africa.
Q4) 28th November, 1967m, saw horse-racing suspended in the UK: after an outbreak of which disease?
Q5) Finally … 28th November, 1991, saw South Ossetia declare its independence: from where … ?
A5) Georgia.
I’ll leave you with this thought from the Angry Video Game Nerd …
“You could call this the ‘Wooden Age’ of video games, when everything was made of wood, and two people playing tennis looked like two glow sticks batting a square ball back and forth. Yeah, this is before circles were invented.”
From The Angry Video Game Nerd.
And with this rather fun piece … 

Have a good day.

*        I didn’t realise Barnes and Noble did video content, Debbi … !   I learn something new, everyday!   Oh, have you seen Unearthly Child, out of curiosity?   The cast of An Adventure in Space And Time did a reconstruction of one of its key scenes … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, yes! I saw many of the old, original episodes on Maryland Public TV, before it was on BBC America. That's why I wish I had my Doctor Who book back. It's much better than the one I have now.

It was a keepsake, and I gave it away to someone who probably didn't really appreciate it.

Oh, well, huh? :)

1. Pong
2. 1972
3. California
4. Go
5. Andy Capp's Tavern
6. ping-pong
7. Breakout