Pixel Quiz : January 2017

Vidit Bhargava

Q1.Which game based on the GoldSrc Engine was developed by Minh “Gooseman” Le
and Jess Cliffe? An excerpt from the gameplay section of the Wikipedia page of the game
reads : “Spectators are generally able to watch the rest of the round from multiple selectable views, although some servers disable some of these views to prevent dead players from relaying information about living players to their teammates through alterna-
tive media (most notably voice in the case of Internet cafes and Voice over IP programs
such as TeamSpeak or Ventrilo). This form of cheating is known as “ghosting”.”

Q2. In Finland this symbol was carved on houses and everyday objects such as tableware
to protect people from bad luck and evil spirits. Oldest known  ndings which contain
this symbol are a pair of 1000 years old Wooden Skis (Pre-Cristian Era). This symbol is a
modi ed symbol of the bowen-knot. How do we know this symbol in the world of technology.

Q3. Founded by Masaya ______as _____ Manufacturing, the company was based in
Tokyo, and started out by running children’s rides on the roof of a department store.
Giving it the name _____ Amusement Machine Manufacturing Company, shortened to
X, which is how we know it today. X with its game Galaxian was also the  rst company to
make a video game that used RGB color graphics. What is X?

Q4. Greg Duffy made news back in 2016 when he sub-tweeted his employer Z (the then
CEO of Y) saying “If you want to play emperor, make sure to wear real clothes.” Duffy’s
company X was acquired by Y sometime in 2015. As fate would have it, earlier in Janu-
ary 2017 Duffy joined Z’s previous employers to work on Home Automation. The ques-
tion is what did Duffy create that was sold to Y and Who is this famous “Tyrant” that he
was calling out on twitter.

Q5. Designed by Adrian Frutiger as a Humanist Sans-Serif Typeface and a successor to
the “Frutiger” font, X made its  rst appearance in 1992. Over the years X has had multi-
ple variations including X Wild, XCAD (for the implementation of ANSI CAD lettering in
Adobe Reader), X Apple (For Apple’s corporate font). X has been seen in usage for a lot
of brands, including the Logo for Rolls Royce, and VALVE corporation. X is an adjective
that means “Countless or an extremely great number”. Name the typeface X.