[x]The gate to the trivia dungeon has opened! Order your copy of Do You Know Gaming and help make the game a reality today!

Trivia Browser



Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Solidus Snake's swords are named "Minshuto" and "Kyowato". This translates to "Democrat" and "Republican", respectively.
Contributed by Kirby Inhales Jotaro on November 27, 2023
Solidus Snake official action figure by Square Enix Play Arts Kai (description identifies the swords as Minshuto and Kyowato; only official evidence I could easily find of this being their names):

Forum post from 2006 claiming they are named in concept art in The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2:

The Art of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (pages with Solidus: 80-82, 149-150):

The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 (supposedly in this game but cannot find evidence):

Sword names article:
Factory Panic
Factory Panic was originally released in Japan as Ganbare Gorby! and starred a chariacture of the Soviet Union's last leader, Mikhail Gorbachev.
Bio Force Ape
Attachment Bio Force Ape is a game that was never released - it did, before it's cancellation, get a spotlight in Nintendo Power, creating a level of curiosity surrounding it within NES fan communities. Capitalizing off of this curiosity, a post would be made on the Digital Press forum in 2005 claiming to show screenshots of a leaked prototype. While the first post appeared legitimate, the hoax would eventually be unraveled starting with a screenshot of a glitched super move that was "so powerful [that] it messes up the game's graphics", which humorously made it appear that Bio Force Ape was unleashing a powerful fart attack, as a set of glitched graphics appeared next to a crouching animation. The poster, going under the username PaulB812, would refuse to dump the game and refer to anybody who asked for it to be released as either "communists" or "butter-slathered... hoarding fatties", before finally unveiling the prank with a game screenshot of a cutscene where a fat butter monster points out that the ape is "worth 2K monies[sic]", before the ape punches him while saying "EAT COMMUNISM!" A real prototype would be leaked in 2010.
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on November 19, 2023
This trivia has been marked as "Not Safe for Work".
It may not be appropriate for all visitors and definitely isn't appropriate for work or school environments.
Click here to unhide it.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on November 17, 2023
Wanted!: Monty Mole
The choice to portray real-life political figures, specifically the union leader Arthur Scargill and prime minister Margaret Thatcher, as villains in Wanted! Monty Mole was a PR stunt and successful attempt to rile the news media, and not an attempt to push any one political ideology. When called out for the stunt, Gremlin Graphics offered to donate 5 pence to the Miner's Welfare Fund per £6.95 copy sold, a donation that was rejected.
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on November 16, 2023
Article on PR stunt:

Archived Crash Magazine article detailing offered donation:
Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals
When PETA released Cooking Mama Kills Animals, a satirical flash game parodying the Cooking Mama franchise, Mama series publisher Majesco responded with a press release condemning the game and stating that Mama, while not a vegetarian, supports humane treatment of animals:

"Mama wants people to know that World Kitchen includes 51 recipes from around the world, ranging from vegetarian fare like miso soup and rice cakes to international delicacies like ginger pork and octopus dumplings. "I would never put rat in my Ratatouille," said a feisty Mama while beating some eggs. "Like any accomplished cook, I create my recipes to appeal to a broad range of tastes and preferences. My only goal is to ensure you leave the table well fed." Cooking Mama World Kitchen includes more than 25 vegetarian-friendly recipes including delicious breakfast, dinner, dessert and snack options. And, while Mama is not a vegetarian, she fully supports the humane treatment of animals, particularly for her canine protege Max who makes his doggie debut in World Kitchen."
Also Appears On: Cooking Mama: World Kitchen (Game), Majesco (Company), Cooking Mama (Collection)
Axie Infinity
In Axie Infinity, a play-to-earn NFT game revolving around breeding, training, and selling axolotl-like creatures called Axies for real money, more experienced players will rent out their Axies to less experienced players in exchange for a portion of the less experienced player's later profits. This feature contains heavy similarities to sharecropping, a real-life practice often described by its use in the United States from the Reconstruction era into the mid-20th century as a post-abolition equivalent to slavery. Due to many of the low level players taking loans coming from low-income countries such as the Philippines and Brazil, Axie Infinity has been described by some analysts as "digital colonialism".
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on November 6, 2023
On May 9, 2022, some Wordle players were given the answer "Fetus", while others were given "Shine". Fetus had been put on the game's schedule a year before the answer showed up, but was replaced later following the United States Supreme Court overturning of Roe V. Wade, a legal ruling that protected abortion rights. However, come the day when Shine was intended to be answer, the game's amateur coding from before it was bought out by newspaper outlet The New York Times made it difficult to ensure Fetus didn't show up whatsoever.
Final Fantasy VII
This trivia has been marked as "Not Safe for Work".
It may not be appropriate for all visitors and definitely isn't appropriate for work or school environments.
Click here to unhide it.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Attachment Competitive players of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl nickname Rocko's grounded neutral strong attack, "Scream!", "Joe Biden" after a mondegreen interpreting Rocko's scream of "You're fired!" (a reference to the episode Power Trip, where he gets promoted to the boss of the comic book shop he works at and becomes mad with power) as "Joe Biden!"

NASB community manager Thaddeus Crews responded to a now-deleted tweet about the mondegreen with "canon", and later posted a stock render of Rocko with the caption "Joe Biden".
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on October 20, 2023
Untitled Goose Game
Shortly after the game's release, some of the game's fans began speculating on the political leanings of the human characters, who the goose antagonizes. As many of the game's fans were left-of-center, the most common theory posited that the humans were all conservatives who voted in favor of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union. After a Twitter user sent a tweet to the game's developer House House asking if this was the case, they denied the theory, instead stating that the game took place in an alternate timeline where Britain underwent a Marxist revolution after conservative and Euroskeptic prime minister Margaret Thatcher was chased out of office by a goose, causing the Conservative Party's "irreparable decline".

In a 2019 interview with Vulture, developers Jacob Strasser and Michael McMaster stated that this story was "a joke canonical version of the world of the game," noting that many fans responded to the explanation by expressing sympathy with the human cast. The pair additionally described the goose as "chaotic neutral" (an alignment from the Dungeons & Dragons franchise) and expressed flattered amusement with fans' political interpretations of the title, stating that "Anything the left can take joy in and pride in and have a bit of fun with, we love. And if it pisses off some alt-right people, then great."
Contributed by VinchVolt on October 18, 2023
Dance Dance Revolution Supernova 2
The arcade version of Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA2 was planned for release in Europe, under the name "Dancing Stage SuperNOVA2". However, due to Sony's refusal to import the original Japanese PlayStation 2 into European territories (primarily to hinder third-party companies from modifying them to play unauthorized imported games from other regions), all releases and cabinet upgrades were cancelled. The reason why this import ban affected an arcade game like DDR SuperNOVA2 is because BEMANI Python 2, the hardware SuperNOVA2 ran on, was simply a retail PlayStation 2 with added I/O boards. While Europe did receive a PlayStation 2 Dancing Stage title under the Dancing Stage SuperNOVA2 name, it was nothing more than a stripped-down version of the North American PlayStation 2 SuperNOVA2 CS game, with one new license and most of the North American licenses removed.
Contributed by aa1205 on October 9, 2023
RemyWiki article on Supernova 2:

Section in RemyWiki on cancelled games:

Konami's BEMANI Python 2 specs and game list:

More information on Sony's refusal to import PS2s into Europe:
Alfred Chicken
Attachment In 1993, Alfred Chicken publisher Mindscape attempted a publicity stunt by having Alfred Chicken run for a seat in the UK Parliament in the 1993 Christchurch, Dorset by-election, having an actor in an Alfred Chicken costume appear at the British House of Commons constituency of Christchurch as votes were read out. The Alfred Chicken Party ranked at second last with 18 votes, exceeding the Rainbow Alliance (a party intent on abolishing Parliament) by 2 votes. The Alfred Chicken Party was cited - alongside the "Buy The Daily Sport Party" - years later by the Liberal Democrats as a reason for increasing the number of signatures required for a party to get on a ballot.
This page does not work well in portrait mode on mobile. Please rotate your device.