Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 29-4-2014: Video Games Killed The Television Star … !

Are you still using Internet Explorer?

No, seriously, are you … ?

Because Microsoft has recently issued a bit of a big security alert.

Seemingly, there’s a serious flaw in versions of the software: all the way from version 6, to the most recent, version 11.

You may wish to switch to one of those nice alternatives.   I personally suggest Safari, but I would say that!

At ANY rate?   I’d suggest switching browsers.   Especially if you’re running versions of Windows XP, as MS have now stopped providing security updates for that.

Go Google: trust me, there’s more secure out there.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi*† putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s video game teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 29th April, 2010, saw the death of Alexander S. Douglas: generally credited with inventing the first graphical computer game.   The game shared its name with which brand of gravy granules … ?
Q2) The game was a version of which pen-and-paper game … ?
Q3) Douglas designed and released the game in which year of the 1950s … ?
Q4) The game was released for the EDSAC computer, a large early computer in the Maths Laboratory of which University: Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol or Manchester?
Q5) What was the the first home video game console: Odyssey, Ulysses or Homer … ?
Q6) The first coin operated computer game was called Computer Space: designed by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.   The two men later went on to found which computer game company: Atari, Namco Bandai or Taito … ?
Q7) Pong — one of the first successful video games — was built by that company: and was a simulation of which game … ?
Q8) 1981, saw Nintendo release Donkey Kong: the game that introduced which character … ?
Q9) That same year saw Konami release a game in which players played a frog trying to cross a road, and a river … ?
Q10) Finally … 1991 saw the release of the first game with which bright blue character from Sega … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th April, 1926, saw the birth of novelist, Harper Lee.   Who played the character, Atticus Finch, in the 1962 film version of her novel, To Kill A Mockingbird … ?
Q2) Lee also assisted a close friend — and childhood neighbour — on his book, In Cold Blood.   Who WAS that friend … ?
Q3) 28th April, 1932, saw the announcement of a human vaccine for which disease … ?
Q4) 28th April, 1969, saw the resignation of the then President of France.   Who WAS that president … ?
Q5) Finally … 28th April, 1977, was the last day of the trial of the Red Army Faction: also known as whom … ?
A5) The Baader-Meinhof Gang, after a couple of senior members.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Video games are bad for you? That’s what they said about rock-n-roll.”
Shigeru Miyamoto.
And with YMO’s Theme From The Circus, as it feature various video game intros … 

There’s also this big clue of a tune … 

Enjoy your day.

*        To be frank, Debbi, the idea of assisted death is still one that I find iffy: I’m coming around to it, as there’s been strong arguments in favour.   Still, I think it’s one I find … well … scary.   In ANY case, you may want to read this post of mine.

†        Actually, Debbi, were you still thinking of featuring a video game, somewhere?   Because some of the Wikipedia links for the answers that go with today’s questions may prove helpful: the link from the word video, near today’s questions, may be useful, as well.   (The answers will be up, tomorrow.   But you guessed that, hadn’t you … ? :D )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm not going to do video games. I'm going more for short films and book trailers. That sort of thing. At least to start.

1. OXO aka Noughts and Crosses
2. Tic-Tac-Toe
3. 1952
4. Cambridge
5. Odyssey
6. Atari
7. ping pong
8. Mario
9. Frogger
10. Sonic the Hedgehog