We currently have two very similar types of questions that are handled very differently according to past consensus and precedent: Questions asking about the origin of a particular feature, differing only in their wording.
It's best to illustrate this with an example:
What was the first game to use WASD for movement?
This, according to our ITG-related and multi-repurposed close reason, is off topic, due to the clause that says, 'Questions asking for help identifying a game, whether based on a description, or feature list, or any other set of criteria (i.e. "What was the first game to…") are off-topic.' (emphasis mine)
However, if you were to reword this question to:
What is the origin of the WASD key scheme?
Then, suddenly, the precedent is that this question is on topic. These questions are asking the exact same thing. The exact same information is required to answer both of these questions. I propose that they are the same question, and should be handled the same way as each other. I don't actually have much of a preference for which way they're handled, so long as we're consistent.
So, do you think that both of these questions should be off topic, or do you think that both of these questions should be on topic, or do you want to make the case that these questions are somehow different? Let's decide it in this meta.