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Which Imagine ‘megagame’ did Sinclair research apparently try to licence for exclusive play for the then soon to be release Sinclair QL

Which city of London (later Croydon) based games house bought out both Argus press software/bug byte and sister label Quicksilva

Which well known budget games publisher eventually merged with Virgin Games?

Which well known games publisher established the UK operations of Sega?

Sega were one of the last Asian companies to sign up to which standard

Which 2 graphics chips did George McLeod design when he was with Atari and what does their abbreviations or shortforms stand for?

Apart from designing Atari’s SIO standard (A8) which other popular standard interface/connector did ex Atari designer Joe Decuir design

What was so unique about the Atari 1064?

Which Ex Atari engineer (responsible for designing Atari’s unreleased ‘Cosmos’ handheld gaming system) joined well known Japanese games software and hardware group Namco/Bandai as a senior technical director

Which came first, Atari’s CDAR (limited release in US) or Commodore’s CDTV

The A8 and 7800 game ‘Tower toppler’ is a conversion of which John M Philips game

Stella, Falcon & PAM are the odd one’s out in all early project name’s for Atari’s various product lines, why

Which well known Atari senior manager was behind CBM’s ill fated ‘CDTV’

Which 2 Sega MegaCD games were converted from unreleased games under the Hasbro/Axlon proposed console ‘Control vison’

Which Unreleased British gaming system was designed by Ben Cheese, John Mathiesson and Martin Brennan?

Which graphics chip did flare one design for Argonaut and Nintendo Respectively?

Which famous hardware company connects Miles Gordon, Ben Cheese, John Mathiesson and Martin Brennan and Chris Curry

The Atari jaguar game ‘Tempest 2000’ was originally coded/designed for which unreleased games system

Until the launch of the Commodore 64, which hardware manufacturer was the world’s largest sourcer of MOS 650x technology
Which famous ex hardware manufacturer connects Marcian ‘Ted’ Hoff and Alan Kay?

Which world leading simulation software/hardware manuf. Did Atari once tie up with in the early 80’s

Electronic zoo founder Stuart Bell (responsible of the game ‘battle squadron’) was previously head of the UK operation for which famous US games company

As well as once owning Atari, which two other console manufacturers did toy company Hasbro also own

What is the connection between VM labs, Nuon and one of it original investors/partners and a certain French owned games publisher

Which console Manufacturer did Philips buy out in the mid/late 70’s

What was the name of the Dev.Co. That became the first company outside Asia to publish/develop Nintendo compatible software and also became the first non Asian games company that Nintendo owned shares in

Of the original 3 names Bushnell had to choose from after the name Syzygy was turned down, which one still hasn’t been used yet?

Which industry was established/created as a result of the court settlement betw. Atari and Activision in the early 80’s

As a result of the court settlement between Coleco and Atari in the early 80’s, coleco became the second company to do what

As a result of the Atari/Sears tie up in 1975, Atari became the first company to allow other companies to do what

The Atari ST version of X-Former has two firsts, what are they

What was the unique feature of Emulators Unlimited’s X-Former 2000?

If it had been released under it’s original name, which Atari published game would have been the last movie/coin op and videogame tie in published under the Atari banner

What was commodore’s name for its proposed upgraded ‘amiga-ised’ 8bit computer called?

Amstrad was the first and only company to successfully develop and market an upgraded ‘amiga-ised’ 8bit computer and console range, what were they called

Which company developed the video compression technology used in the planned Hasbro/axlon games console

Which well known computer company did WDC (western design centre), originators of the original 16 bit version of the 6502, the 65816, enter into partnership with to design, develop, manufacture and market the 65816

Bob Yannes, one of the lead designers of the c64, went to work for which company after leaving commodore and based one of their devices/chips on a well known commodore chip Yannes designed whilst a CBM

As well as Motorola, which other well known processor manuf. Did tramiel consider using when initially designing/developing what became the ST

Amstrad released 2 makes of PC compatibles what were the brand names

Who was the UK’s first importer of the 8bit NES?

When he joined Atari, what was the role of well known industry personality, Alan Kay

Ascii/Microsoft were the original partners behind which computer consortium

Kay Nishi conceived and developed which original computer standard

The Wondermega or X’eye is based on which popular games console

What was the original project name for Sega’s ‘Nomad’

Which famous London store/shop did Sega once have a concession in?

Which was the only Japanese console of the Mid 80’s to have been adapted from MSX technology

Which 2 popular American games machines did Bandai have the rights to market under its own name in Asia

Atari were one of the 1st American companies to do what in Japan

Which famous Nintendo electronic games range did legendary Nintendo engineer Gumpei Yokoi design and develop

What was the name of the Bandai/Apple Proposed Multimedia System?

Atari’s limited release ST based CD device CDAR was designed in collaboration with Philips and which other company

Which gaming company was originally called Arcadia and eventually merged into Epyx

By what names are the companies ‘Everest Business Machines’ and ‘Computing Tabulating Recording/CTR’ better known as?

Which bally Midway coin op was designed by Jamie/Jaime Fenton?

Which two Bushnell founded companies are now part of WMS

Which famous gaming company was founded by the people behind RARE, now owned by MS

What’s the connection betw. William Mattaga, Jaime/Jamie Fenton and Dan(ielle) Bunton

Which well known British software company did SCI (known for classics like continental circus and silkworm amongst others) recently buy out

Which Ex Atari staffer did ex commodore and Atari chief engineer Shivas Shivji work for after leaving Atari?

Which Popular Drink’s manufacture did Ex Apple CEO John Sculley/Scully once Work for

Which famous computer industry personality connects the computer company NeXT computer and Animation Studio ‘Pixar’

Which Ex Sinclair Engineer went onto found, with Herman Hauser, Acorn Computers (Now ARM)

For which popular computer system did British software publisher Metacomco write the dos for

What Connect Ocean’s c64 games Gryzor (contra) and Rastan Saga

Which Cambridge Computer company Partnered with Atari to market and design/manufacture the Abaq/ATW

RBP or ‘Rock Bottom Price’ was the original project name for which Atari computer

What’s the difference betw. The Atari and Broderbund versions of Choplifter

What were the differences betw. The A8 cartridge and tape versions of BBSB (Bounty bob strikes back)

What was the sequel to Big 5 Software’s Miner 2049er originally going to be called?

Which was the first Atari tape game (non educational) to feature an audio track while it was loading

A8 games Jump (happy computing) and Boing I/II (tiger dev.) are loosely based on which popular c64 game

Which 2 software companies were created by Ex Tynesoft employee’s

Before IBM started manufacturing the jaguar for Atari, what was the last piece of Atari hardware manufactured in the US

What connects the Atari st program Degas and the popular graphics program 3D Studio Max

The Gemini and Columbia House Arcade were based on which popular games system

Which in house Atari programmer was behind, Trench, Jane’s Program and Excalibur

German software house Axis Komputerkunst had their games published by which famous record label’s software publishing subsidiary

What well known Arcade game are Super cobra, Airstrike I & II and tale of beta lyrae loosely based on

Which English Software multi game type Arcade game was written by Michael Hedley

Which original Databyte published game made an A8 release in the US ONLY?

Which Atari published program allegedly cost over 100,000USD to develop

What was the full name of the first simulator game by Activision on the VCS and A8?


Databyte’s A8 games Mr Robot and Polar Pierre were 2 of the first A8 tape games to feature what

The Brundles and Bros were the first A8 clones of which popular computer/console games

Which was shown first, the Atari 815 or the Atari 400/800

What was the peculiar thing with Atari’s Dos III

Which Interactive Coin op game was eventually licensed to Microdeal for the Atari ST (and coleco for the colecovison)

Which home version of an Atari coin op game featured as part of Amiga’s launch titles?

Which Bushnell Founded Company did Hasbro do a tie up with in the mid/late 80’s with ‘Control Vision?’

What was the nationality of the company that originally manufactured the range of Calculators Atari marketed in the late 80’s?


Games by Appolo became the fist US games publishers outside California to do what
Which popular O/S did Activision Co-Founder Bob Whitehead have a hand in developing

Which Larry Kaplan designed Activision game was based on an old Atari coin op game?

Games by Apollo’s ‘Space chase’ was the first vcs/2600 game to feature what

What was the name of the former Atari division, originally headed up by Long serving Atari staffer Steve Bristow(e), which was sold off to Mitsubishi by Warner’s when they split up Atari in 1984

Which was the first Atari computer to feature 64k?

What was unique about Sega’s court settlement with Atari in the early 90’s

As well as having a cross-software licensing deal with Atari, which Japanese hardware and games manuf. Did Sega also tie up a similar deal with?

Why was Sega’s popular 80’s marketing campaign ‘do me a favour, plug me into a Sega’ banned in Italy

Which US hardware Manufacturer did Nintendo original try and tie up a marketing and manufacturing deal with for non Asian rights to its original Nintendo console

What was the name of the first US importer of Sega’s original games system line and what was the importer’s connection with the home gaming versions of the popular star wars franchise

What well know Ex US hardware manufacturer links Ingersoll and Cherry Leisure and why?

Nintendo tried to do a tie up with which well known console manufacturer for its proposed CD add on for the SNes

Which company bought out and merged well known UK games companies, Core Design, USG, Domark and Gremlin Graphics and themselves were recently purchased by another UK games company

Which well known Nintendo games publisher/developer was recently bought out by M/S

Why did Commodore benefit as a result of Atari marketing and manufacturing the Lynx

Epyx has 2 connections with Atari, what are they

What was the original name for Epyx

Which Iconic and Legendary A8 and C64 game did Mirrorsoft have the UK/European publishing and marketing rights to

Which was the only APX (Atari program exchange) game Published by Activision/Electric Dreams?

Which was the only Atari published game (non coin op) published by Activision/electric dreams?

Which Atari product line were the original A8 computers derived or a development on from

What was so unique about Arcadia/Starpath’s ‘Supercharger?’

What was the name of Amiga Corp’s proposed competitor to Starpath’s ‘Supercharger?’

With Liverpool based software house was bought by sony and merged with sony computer, and what what’s it’s connection with another Liverpool games co. Imagine

Which computer standard did Sega base its initial computer range on (pre SMS)

Which 2 Bushnell Founded companies are now owned by coin op manufacturer WMS

Which pacman alike game did its Programmer John Harris; famously try to sell/offer Atari the rights to

Which O2 (odyssey 2) game was the centre of a copyright battle due to it’s similarities with the home versions of a coin op game Atari had the rights to

Rainbow Arts were forced to convert which coin op game for free as a result of a court settlement betw. Activision/USG over a game Rainbow Arts originally programmed

Why are the games ‘Space Invaders’ and ‘Hunchback’ Unique in coin op to computer conversions?

What programming language were most of Microprose’s and SSI’s earliest games written in

What was the claim to fame of the Altair 8080 (hint, it has a connection with a still existing software publisher)

Which two popular computers were originally called Coleen and Candy

What was the name of the first coin op game to have a tie in with a film, and who manufactured it

Which other games publisher did Manchester games co Ocean merge with in the late 90’s
Which coin op conversion was the only game coded and programmed (but not published) by Gremlin Graphics

What was the original name of the Lynx AFTER Atari bought the rights from Epyx

What was the name of the computer club that Apple founders Jobs/Wozniak were members of

Which well known American games co had the US publishing/Marketing rights to USG’s Gauntlet

Which US console Manufacturer did Sega once consider a technology tie up with

Which Japanese electronics Co did Sega tie up with for both the Mega CD and The Sega Saturn

Which was the first DOS Atari programmed/released SPECIFICALLY for the Atari 1050 disk drive

Which other popular computer connects the A8 version of Defender and Atari Dos 1 and why

Which Atari computer was the preferred s/w development platform for the Tramiel released 7800

What ‘Firsts’ did the ST games ‘Return to Genesis’ and ‘Goldruuner’ were accredited with?

What was the original name of the A8 program ‘Colourspace’ known as?

What was so unique about the Atari coin op game ‘Atari Football’ (a rendition of American football)

What ‘first’ did the Atari coin op game ‘I Robot’ claim

Which US company originally designed the Atari 7800

What was the only ‘male’ name used for the amiga’s chip set

What connects the Atari 1050 and 2600

Which UK Company was the first to offer ‘Officially’ Approved PAL versions of the PC ENGINE?

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Post by Kaede » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:03 pm

:lol:

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Post by JetSetWilly » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:06 pm

looks like wikipedia's gonna get a hell of a lot of traffic!!
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Post by JetSetWilly » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:11 pm

JSW's Guff Emporium! <- My bit of t'internet.
IronMaidenRule wrote:I want to be a mighty warrior that can give people Vajjazles with a swing of his mighty sword, and also replenish health with communal Merkins!....I would like to be called....Norman!

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Post by liveinabin » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:52 pm

That's a big post.

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Post by markopoloman » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:18 pm

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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:31 pm

What's the prize?
The dry fart for Barry MacDermot and all the cancer patients in the Glamorgan testicle ward

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:46 pm

It makes Yethboth's questions look somewhat tame in comparison.
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Post by felgekarp » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:23 pm

The only one I don't know is number 57.
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Post by markopoloman » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:58 pm

That was easy! I'm stuck on 175 :roll:
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Post by felgekarp » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:05 pm

markopoloman wrote:That was easy! I'm stuck on 175 :roll:
The answer to that one is 2 sheep and a rubber sheet.
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Post by markopoloman » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:27 pm

Oh! Silly me, I thought Latex sheet :roll: :lol:
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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:39 pm

felgekarp wrote:The only one I don't know is number 57.
The only one I couldn't be bothered to read was all of them :wink:
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Post by GarryG » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:31 pm

I read the first one, twice! Then gave up ;)

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