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Black History Month Pop Quiz: How Many Black Videogame Heroes Can You Name?

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LAist loves video games. Loves them. And we love Black folk. Half of LAist's Editors over the years have been African-American.

Which makes you think that we should be covering more Black History Month stories than what we have, but, whatevs. LAist sees no colors.

Last week the blog microscopiq wrote a wonderful post called "The First 11 Black Videogame Stars" where they listed and summarized 11 video game main characters that you *had* to play if you were playing the game. Because the web can sometimes be wonderful, his readers added 18 more to his list.

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So of his 29 Black video heroes, how many can you name? Hint: Tiger Woods, Ken Griffey, Michael Vick, etc., don't count because in those games you don't have to be those gentlemen to participate in the gameplay.

Here's another hint, Michael Jackson is one of the 29. Ten more after the jump...