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  Video game console - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note that the advertised number of bits of post-32-bit consoles were in large part created by the console makers' marketing departments and may have little to do with the actual architecture or processing power of the systems.
Video game consoles have created a whole self-supporting market for thousands of different video game accessory manufacturers who would otherwise not be able to produce their own video game consoles.
Video Game and Console Timeline, a Brief Video Game and Console Timeline
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Video_game_console   (950 words)

 Computer and video games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The popularity of computer and video games, as a whole, has been increasing steadily ever since the 1984-1987 drop-off caused by the video game crash of 1983, and the popularity appears to be continuing to increase.
Computer and video games have been the subject of frequent controversy and censorship, due to the depiction of graphic violence, sexual themes, advertising, consumption of illegal drugs, consumption of alcohol or tobacco, propaganda, or profanity in some games.
Video games are made by developers, who used to do this as individuals or small teams in the 80's.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Video_game#History   (3697 words)

 Video game console - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Once, video game consoles were easily distinguishable from personal computers: consoles used a standard television for display, and did not support standard PC accessories such as keyboards or modems.
Older game consoles and their software now live on in emulators as they are no longer supported by their manufacturers.
However, console makers try to prevent their games from being played on emulators using copyright-like exclusive rights in mask works and a protection of encrypted media created by the United States' Digital Millennium Copyright Act and foreign counterparts.
www.objectsspace.com /encyclopedia/index.php/Video_game_console   (462 words)

 Video game console -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
There was a time when video game consoles were easily distinguishable from personal computers: consoles used a standard television for display, and did not support standard PC accessories such as keyboards or modems.
Note that the advertised "bitness" of post-32-bit consoles were in large part created by the console makers' marketing departments and may have little to do with the actual architecture or processing power of the systems.
However, similar so-called handheld electronic games which may only have one game and a low-end means of display are excluded from this obscurity.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Game_consoles   (939 words)

 My Video Game Console Homepage
Accompanied by the largest line of games available for any system of this generation of consoles, you will have much to chose from if you purchase the PS2.
Using many parts similar to those found in a modern day PC, the Xbox is the easiest to develop for, and at least from a technical point of view the most powerful of the consoles.
Games like Eternal Darkness, Perfect Dark 0, Metroid Prime, and exclusive ownership of the Resident Evil license should be plenty to keep even the most dark, adult-only gamers satisfied.
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 Video Game Console Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
These consoles, each a proprietary platform for playing video games, are a major part of one of the fastest growing and largest consumer markets in the world.
According to the Informa Media Group, the worldwide games industry – which includes arcade games, game consoles, PC games, set-top box games, and mobile phone games – is expected to grow 71 percent from $49.9 billion in 2001 to $85.7 billion in 2006.
The video game console market is the key to a large portion of this multi-billion dollar market, mostly through video game sales.
instruction.bus.wisc.edu /aminer/EMBA_archived/VideoWars1-good.htm   (987 words)

 Kotaku: Best First Video Game Console   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
It's relatively cheap, the games are a nice spectrum of well-regarded classics, it's something that's "theirs" which they can carry with them all over the place (which to me has always been a nice property for a gift), and it's conspicuous by its absence from the list.
I was at a game store in the mall and overheard two saleguys arguing over which system to recomend to a family.
The variety of games is staggering (that may be the hardest part-- the choices).
www.kotaku.com /gaming/home-consoles/best-first-video-game-console-143300.php   (2940 words)

 The Linux video game console that never was
The Indrema was a open source video game console that was to be released in 2001.
An open source console would give fledgling developers a chance to really start out their craft, because they would know exactly how the console works, they could best use it's resources.
Right now, they're limited to designing computer games(which are far different from console games) and struggling to create console games that can only be played on modded systems or by the use of emulators.
digg.com /linux_unix/The_Linux_video_game_console_that_never_was   (925 words)

 CIOL : News : video game console: Sony platstation:Sony to launch PS3 video game console at $499   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Ken Kutaragi, Sony's game unit head, also known as the "father of the PlayStation", told Reuters that this would be a huge year for the video game industry and Microsoft's early advantage was not a great concern.
At stake is not only continued dominance in the game industry but leadership in the next generation of DVDs, the commercial viability of the Cell processor that powers the PS3 and possibly control over the future living-room electronics around the world.
Game machines manufacturers often lose money on the initial sale, but recoup those losses over the life of the product through software sales.
www.ciol.com /content/news/2006/106050914.asp   (865 words)

 GameSpot:Video Games PC Xbox 360 PS3 Revolution PSP DS PS2 PlayStation 2 GameCube GBA PlayStation 3
And then there was also Nolan Bushnell, who played that space game and dreamed of a time when fairground midways would be filled with games powered by computers.
Today, with interest in classic games gaining steam once again, players of video games are reminded of the rich history of the industry.
In today's world, where video games are often cited as a source for teenage violence, it's interesting to see that the first home console also had a light rifle as an optional peripheral.
www.gamespot.com /gamespot/features/video/hov   (461 words)

 Room with video game console
The game console is treated like any other video source.
The game console in Room 1 is added to the Avcast network with a MediaCaster, which takes the audio/video output of the game console and modulates it to a TV channel.
This enables users to control the game console with infrared game control that can be purchased from a number of manufacturers.
www.crossbarmedia.com /html/room_with_video_game_console.html   (202 words)

 Most Influential Video Game Console? - AtariAge Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
even today, video games in general dont have the mass acceptance they did during the height of the 2600s days (and thats counting all the platforms out there,) the 2600 had a universal non-demographic non-age centric appeal that no console has achieved since.
It was the first colossal success of home console gaming (Odyssey was more "pioneering", Intellivision was more "innovative", Coleco was more "coin op" but none were in as many homes as Atari) and the first colossal failure (shortsightedness, big egoes, flooding the market, screwing retailers, making a kludgy successor to their original machine, et cetera).
Put simply, I think the rise and fall of the VCS shaped every single aspect of home console gaming before, during, and since it's heyday; which is part and parcel of the reason there is so much nostalgia about it and so many homebrew projects for it today.
www.atariage.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=28499   (1459 words)

 Amazon.com: Microsoft Xbox Console With 2 Free Games And Xbox Live: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Well, games and the fun of owning a green-glowing game console that looks like it came from Darth Vader's living room.
Fewer than one in 10,000 consoles have experienced these component failures, and, in almost all instances, any damage caused by these failures was...
Walk into your local EB Games and inquire innocently about what console you should purchase, and chances are the entire staff will try to push the Xbox on you, regardless of what type of game you enjoy playing.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000C9WBD?v=glance   (2506 words)

 Video Game Consoles Reviews: Product Reviews Comparison Reports
About 55 games are available, at a cost of $30 to $50 each.
At $50 to $70 for each new game title, building a new game library is an expensive enterprise.
If you want a new game console now, the Xbox 360 is currently the best option, and reviews say it's an excellent upgrade to the outgoing Xbox 360 (*est.
www.consumersearch.com /www/electronics/video-game-consoles   (1283 words)

 Console News - Console Video Game News - Console Articles - Console Headlines
Console release for new titles being considered, PS3 and Xbox 360 being examined as possible platforms.
Companies are increasingly coming to the conclusion that expanding the game market means expanding the types of games they make to include smaller, simpler titles.
Doug Lowenstein underlines the importance of video games to the country's economy in his speech to open E3 2006.
www.gamespot.com /news/console.html   (1287 words)

 Video Game Console Market Entering Cyclical Downturn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Lower 2003 shipments from the PlayStation 2 (PS2) and PSOne consoles are primarily responsible for the drop-off.
Console revenues in 2003 are expected to fall as well, by nearly $2 billion, with both price-cutting and lower shipment numbers responsible for the drop.
Recent In-Stat research, The Cycle Turns: Video Game Console Shipments & Revenue to Decline in 2003 (#IN030703ME), includes a five-year shipment and revenue forecast for each current generation console: the Sony PS2, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube, broken down by region.
www.instat.com /press.asp?ID=813&sku=IN030703ME   (679 words)

 Game Over for Video Console Firm Indrema
Its L600 console, a set-top box that was to play games, stream videos and download digital music files, was due out late this spring at a cost of $299.
Gildred founded Indrema with his own money in January 2000 on the belief that video game developers were chafing under the strict rules of traditional companies.
But, as Sega's recent exit from the console market shows, video game hardware -- which generates about $1 billion in sales annually -- is an extremely difficult and expensive proposition.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/04/12/BU127570.DTL&type=tech_article   (428 words)

 Skygorgia Console - Video Game
So most of the pages are his notes and saved passwords of the games he's played and not extensive take-you-by-the-hand-and-ruin-the-game walk though.
Mega Man what more is there to say, over thirty games and the last survivor of a dying game genre, the action platform.
This game was made right when RPG's were being experimented by trying to integrate a more action orient play with it.
www.geocities.com /woodenleg_10/vidgame   (618 words)

 Microsoft (X-Box) Xbox Video Game System Console W/ Ethernet Port F23-00107 - Digital Distributors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Xbox empowers game artist by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality.
The Xbox console and controller are designed to capture the power and performance that Xbox will deliver and are based on the input of more than 5,000 gamers and games creators from around the world.
Sleek and powerful in its look, in a rich shade of fl, the Xbox console is emblazoned with a large "X" and a signature green Xbox "jewel" positioned in its centerreality.
www.digitaletc.com /go/item/7129   (250 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Video Game Systems Work"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Home video game systems, also known as consoles, are a popular form of entertainment.
And then there are the homes with one of the many other game systems.
In this article you will learn what video game systems are, a little about the history of game consoles, what is inside a game console and what the future holds for these systems.
entertainment.howstuffworks.com /video-game.htm   (210 words)

 X GAMES / Microsoft joins the fun with its new X-Box video-game console   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
In a keynote speech before several thousand game developers at an industry gathering in San Jose, Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect, officially introduced a kind of PC-console hybrid called the ``X-Box'' that will be available late next year.
For Microsoft, which produces game software titles, the X-Box also represents a major step away from its heretofore PC-centric vision, although Gates stressed that the new system follows in the company's new strategy of providing Internet access from any device at any time.
Still, Moore and others agree that Gates' speech and entry into gaming hardware, validates an industry that until now was thought of as the province of pimply-faced 14-year-old boys.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/03/11/BU93255.DTL   (1070 words)

 Video game console showdown-Video Games-circuitcity.com
The video game market has exploded in recent years, thanks to the technological leaps made by the latest round of home video game consoles.
Microsoft’s first video game system is extremely popular thanks to its powerful graphics engine and large game library, which features classics in every genre from action to sports to role-playing.
There are close to 500 games already available, with dozens more released each month from the industry’s top publishers.
www.circuitcity.com /rpsm/cat/-13223/edOid/105544/rpem/ccd/lookLearn.do   (911 words)

 Video-game console wars getting hotter
The three companies are expected to introduce new consoles in 2005 or 2006, but Sony and Nintendo executives focused yesterday on the need to expand the market and extend the life of their existing consoles by appealing more to casual gamers.
The second screen, built into the bottom half of the hinged device, can be used for purposes including a navigational menu or to provide an alternate perspective on the action in the game.
Game developers are working on titles for the device, to take advantage of the dual screens, but the company said the Nintendo DS also will be compatible with existing GameBoy titles, by using an alternate media port.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/172918_e3nintendo12.html   (1008 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Sony won the previous generation battle as its PS2 outsold the original Xbox, but Microsoft is expected to capitalize on a head start to at least gain ground this time with its Xbox 360 console in a global gaming industry expected to generate about $30 billion in revenue this year.
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said the price was competitive and the controller would be reason enough for many gamers to wait for the PS3 rather than buy Microsoft's Xbox 360, which was launched late last year.
Video game fans have been waiting to see what Sony would offer, and especially at what price, in order to decide whether to wait for the PS3 or buy an Xbox 360 now.
today.reuters.com /news/newsArticle.aspx?type=technologyNews&storyID=2006-05-09T061556Z_01_N08230863_RTRUKOC_0_US-EXPO-SONY.xml   (382 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nintendo Co. Ltd (7974.OS: Quote, Profile, Research) on Thursday said it has named its new video game console "Wii, which it said is pronounced "we" to emphasize that the console is for everyone.
While the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony boast more power and high-definition graphics, Nintendo's goal is to roll out a machine that appeals to a broader audience than the young males who make up the traditional console gaming market.
A key feature of the Wii is its one-handed controller that looks like a television remote control and uses motion-detection sensors that allow players to control the game by wielding it like a sword, waving it like a conductor's baton, or swinging it like a baseball bat.
today.reuters.com /news/articlenews.aspx?type=technologyNews&storyid=2006-04-27T171601Z_01_N4R140093_RTRUKOC_0_US-NINTENDO.xml   (327 words)

 Best Video Game Console? - EvBoard
to be honest i thought the best console of its time was the sega megadrive, back in its day, it was a beast, but now i'd have to say ps2 or xbox
The NEO was a nice council, but it lacked games.
I'd vote PS1 as a runnerup to SNES because of games like Chrono Cross, the rest of the Breath of Fire series, The remake of Ogre Battle, Xenogears, FF Tactics.
www.evboard.com /showthread.php?t=3689   (352 words)

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