Can We Guess Your First Gaming Console?

By: Ian Fortey

Can We Guess Your First Gaming Console?
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About This Quiz

Can you believe the first video game came out back in 1958? It was essentially just a rudimentary version of "Pong" but we owe a lot to that game. In 2018, the entire video game industry worldwide was worth $135 billion, and it's projected to rocket to $300 billion by 2025. It's estimated there are about 2.5 billion gamers in the world and, if you recall your population numbers, there are only 7 billion people on Earth. Gaming is undeniably huge, yet so many people still think of it as kid's stuff. Well, $300 billion isn't exactly kid's stuff.

As a gamer yourself you know just how much fun this hobby can be, and you've probably seen just how incredible one generation of consoles can be when compared to another. As technology progresses we keep making games more and more in-depth and detailed, engaging, and fun.

Whether you started gaming back when Atari 2600 was the pinnacle of technology or whether you waited until Xbox One showed up on the scene, there are upsides to every console and a lot of fun games in their libraries that likely colored your memories of gaming and what genres you like. Think we can guess which console got the ball rolling for you? Take the quiz and see!

Question 1 - time How much time each day do you spend gaming right now?
I dunno. 10 hours?
I don't get to it very often anymore.
Oh, a few.
One or two maybe, if that.

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Question 2 - party games Do you like to play party games?
They're overrated
Not sure
Love 'em!
Sometimes!

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Wario
Donkey Kong
Mario!
Sonic

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Question 4 - arcade How much time did you spend in arcades when you were younger?
I think I've only been to a couple of them.
A decent amount
Never been to an arcade.
Tons!

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Question 5 - racing What type of game can pull you in every time?
FPS
Racing
Adventure or RPG
Fighting

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Question 6 - Neo Geo Have you ever played a Neo Geo?
Saw one, never played it.
Don't think so
A what now?
Yup!

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Question 7 - energy drinks When you're gaming, what keeps you refreshed?
Energy drinks
Water
Soda
Juice

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Question 8 - headsets Any chance you have a headset for gaming?
I sure do
How would that work?
I do but I don't use it much.
Nope.

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Question 9 - PC gaming Are you more into console or PC gaming?
Console for sure!
I like PC
Whatever's fun.
Can I pick my phone?

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Question 10 - Battletoads What are your thoughts on "Battletoads?"
Never played it
HAAAAAAAAAATE!
Huh?
Ugh.

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Question 11 - Det Pikachu Video games get turned into movies all the time. What's the best adaptation?
"Silent Hill"
"Rampage"
"Detective Pikachu"
"Sonic"

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Question 12 - Ninja Who's your favorite Twitch streamer?
Ninja
Is that English?
Shroud
I don't know any.

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Question 13 - games Do you prefer games that you can play over and over again and it's always different or a game you pay through once to beat?
I want a game I can beat totally.
There's a difference?
I like a game I can play again and again.
Depends on my mood.

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Question 14 - sleep gaming Have you ever skipped sleep in order to play an extended gaming session?
All the time
Heck no!
Once or twice
I stayed up late, maybe, but that was it.

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Question 15 - friends If friends come over, are you going to play some games together?
They can watch me play.
Nah
You bet!
We could take turns, sure.

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Question 16 - retro Are you into retro-gaming at all?
Meh
Yeah, I dig it.
I don't like old games.
The best games are retro!

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Question 17 - consoles How many different gaming consoles have you owned in your life?
4 to 6
Over 10
Less than 3
7 to 10

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Question 18 - rented Have you ever rented a game from a store?
Nah, never did.
Tons!
You can do that?
Not in a long time, but yeah.

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Question 19 - angry Any chance you've ever gotten so mad at a game you threw the controller?
Oh yeah, I've done that.
Never thrown one, no.
Of course not.
Maaaaybe?

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Question 20 - line When a new game you want comes out, are you getting it on the first day?
Always
Nah, I can wait.
Depends on the game
I'll wait for it to be on sale.

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Question 21 - next gen How stoked are you for the next gen consoles?
I want them now!
Huh?
I always dig new stuff.
Wait, are they out yet?

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Question 22 - master chief Which one of these characters do you feel was the most well-written?
Master Chief
Mario
Link
Geralt of Rivia

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Question 23 - console Do you like a multi-functional console that you can watch movies on and whatnot?
Of course
I don't need that.
It helps if it can do more stuff.
Never really thought about it.

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Question 24 - cartridge Do you need to have physical media or is digital fine?
I prefer digital
I want a physical game I can play.
I like either
I'm OK with digital but I'd like a physical backup.

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Question 25 - Overwatch Which is the best shooter in your opinion?
Call of Duty
Doom
Splatoon
Overwatch

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Question 26 - gameboy Did you ever try any handheld gaming systems?
PS Vita
Not really
Does the Switch count?
GameBoy!

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Question 27 - money Would you ever pay over $500 for a console?
Definitely
Not a chance.
It'd have to be amazing.
No thanks!

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Question 28 - Street Fighter If you had to pick the best fighter of all time, what would it be?
Marvel vs Capcom
Street Fighter
Super Smash Bros
Mortal Kombat

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Question 29 - virtual reality How do you feel about virtual reality?
Overrated
Never experienced it.
I love it!
Seems cool

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Question 30 - esports E-sports are getting really big. Do you think gaming qualifies as a sport?
Oh yeah!
How is it a sport?
Well, sorta.
Not really

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You Got:

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