Leeroy on Jeopardy

If you've ever wondered if your obscure knowledge of modern videogame trivia would come in handy, fear not: it could win you cash.

An unusual pop-culture question was worth $1000 in yesterday's edition of Jeopardy!—as part of a category of questions on video games. Unfortunately, none of the contestants knew the answer to this head-scratcher:

"This role-playing game out in 2004 returns to the "world" of Azeroth, where heroes like Leeroy Jenkins do battle"

It is, of course, World of Warcraft—or, as the contestants should have said, "What is World of Warcraft?". Would you have done better?

This either says a lot about the spread of tired Internet memes into the mainstream, or about the question researchers' addictions. Either way, it reflects the rise of gaming into popular perception, while maintaining a huge divide between those who are in on the joke, and those who aren't…

[Thanks for the tip, SA Sigma and everyone else - and Efren for the correction.]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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