Video game industry practices
The video game industry (sometimes referred to as the interactive entertainment industry) is the economic sector involved with the development, marketing and sales of video games. It encompasses dozen...
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History of video games
The history of video games goes as far back as the early 1950s, when academics began designing simple games, simulations, and artificial intelligence programs as part of their computer science researc...
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History of video game consoles (first generation)
The first generation of video game consoles began in 1972 with the Magnavox Odyssey (which began development in 1968 by Ralph Baer under the code name "The Brown Box"), until 1977, when "pong"-style c...
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Video game crash of 1977
A home video game console or simply home console is a video game device that is primarily used for home gamers. Home consoles are one type of video game consoles, in contrast to the handheld game cons...
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Golden age of video arcade games
The golden age of arcade video games is defined as the peak era of arcade video game popularity and technological innovation. Although there is no consensus as to its exact time period, most sources p...
History of video game consoles (second generation)
The second generation of computer and video games began in 1976 with the release of the Fairchild Channel F and Radofin Electronics' 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System. It coincided with and was...
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North American video game crash of 1983
The video game crash of 1983, also known as Atari shock in Japan, was a massive recession of the video game industry that occurred from 1983 to 1985. Revenues had peaked at around $3.2 billion in 1983...
History of video game consoles (third generation)
In the history of computer and video games, the third generation (sometimes referred to as the 8-bit era) began on July 15, 1983, with the Japanese release of both the Family Computer (referred to in ...
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History of video game consoles (fourth generation)
In the history of computer and video games, the fourth generation (more commonly referred to as the 16-bit era) of games consoles began on October 30, 1987 with the Japanese release of Nippon Electric...
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History of video game consoles (fifth generation)
The fifth-generation era (also known as the 32-bit era, the 64-bit era and the 3D era) refers to computer and video games, video game consoles and video game handhelds from approximately 1993 to 2001....
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History of video game consoles (sixth generation)
In the history of video games, the sixth-generation era (sometimes referred to as the 128-bit era; see "Bits and system power" below) refers to the computer and video games, video game consoles, and v...
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History of video game consoles (seventh generation)
In the history of video games, the seventh generation includes consoles released since late 2005 by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment. For home consoles, the seventh generation bega...
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Video gaming in the United States
Video gaming in the United States is one of the fastest growing entertainment industries in the country. According to a 2010 study released by the Entertainment Software Association, the computer and ...
Video gaming in Japan
Video gaming is a major industry in Japan. Japanese game development is often identified with the golden age of video games, including Nintendo under Shigeru Miyamoto and Hiroshi Yamauchi, Sega during...
Video gaming in Canada
Canada has the third largest video game industry in terms of employment numbers right behind the USA and Japan, with 16,000 employees, 348 companies, and a direct annual economic impact of nearly $2 b...
Video gaming in the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is Europe's largest video game market and the third largest in the world, with sales totaling $6 billion in 2008. In 2009, the profits of Britain's video game industry exceeded thos...
Wii Remote
The Wii Remote (Japanese: Wiiリモコン, Hepburn: Wī Rimokon), also known colloquially as the Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendo's Wii console. A main feature of the Wii Remote ...
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Xbox 360 Wireless Headset
The Xbox 360 Wireless Headset is a wireless headset designed for the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live; it is manufactured by Microsoft. It can be used for in game voice chat, private chat, audio for video chat ...
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Nintendo Game Card
Nintendo game cards, trademarked as Game Card, are the media format used to physically distribute video games for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS systems. The game cards resemble smaller, thinner ver...
OurColony
OurColony is a search opera type alternate reality game and a viral marketing campaign for the marketing of a successor to the Microsoft Xbox. The game asks players to form colonies and earn points by...
History of video game consoles (eighth generation)
The eighth generation of video game consoles includes Nintendo's Wii U, released on November 18, 2012; Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 4 released on November 15, 2013; and Microsoft's Xbox O...
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Atari 7800
The Atari 7800 ProSystem, or simply the Atari 7800, is a home video game console officially released by Atari Corporation in 1986. It had simple digital joysticks and was almost fully backward-compati...
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Wii U
The Wii U (Japanese: ウィー ユー, Hepburn: Wī Yū, pronounced /ˌwiː ˈjuː/) is a home video game console created by Nintendo and the successor to the Wii. The system was released on 18 Novemb...
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Atari 2600
The Atari 2600 is a home video game console released in September 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code,...
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Nintendo 64 controller
The Nintendo 64 controller (NUS-005) is the standard game controller included with the Nintendo 64. Released by Nintendo in late 1996 in Japan and North America, and 1997 in Europe, it features ten bu...
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List of role-playing video games: 2000 to 2001
This is a comprehensive index of commercial role-playing video games, sorted chronologically by year. Information regarding date of release, developer, publisher, operating system, subgenre and notabi...
Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life
Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life (ISBN 0-7440-0424-1) is a 2005 book by Chris Kohler. It explores the video game market in Japan and the history of video games in both J...
Wii Shop Channel
The Wii Shop Channel is an online shop for the Wii video game console that allows users to download Virtual Console games, WiiWare games, and additional channels. Downloading may require redeeming Wii...
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William Higinbotham
William "Willy" A. Higinbotham (October 25, 1910 – November 10, 1994) was an American physicist. A member of the team that developed the first nuclear bomb, he later became a leader in the nonprolifer...
Lua Player
Lua for the PlayStation Portable is interpreted with Lua Player. Lua Player is a homebrew application which can run lua scripts and display them on the Sony PSP through graphical bindings. The current...
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