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Cursor movement keys or arrow keys are buttons on a computer keyboard that are either programmed or designated to move the cursor in a specified direction. [1]

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The ADM-3A was one of the first computer terminals manufactured by Lear Siegler, first produced in 1975.

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Alt key

or The Alt key (pronounced) on a computer keyboard is used to change (alternate) the function of other pressed keys.

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The Amiga is a family of personal computers sold by Commodore in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Apple II

The Apple II (styled as apple.

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Apple II Plus

The Apple II Plus (stylized as Apple.

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Apple IIe

The Apple IIe (styled as Apple //e, or sometimes Apple.

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Applesoft BASIC

Applesoft BASIC is a dialect of Microsoft BASIC, developed by Marc McDonald and Ric Weiland, supplied with the Apple II series of computers.

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Arcade controller

An arcade controller is a collective set of input devices designed primarily for use in an arcade cabinet.

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Arrow keys

Cursor movement keys or arrow keys are buttons on a computer keyboard that are either programmed or designated to move the cursor in a specified direction.

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Avatar (PLATO system video game)

Avatar is an early graphics-based multi-user highly interactive role-playing computer game, created on the University of Illinois' Control Data Corporation PLATO system in the late 1970s.

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AZERTY is a specific layout for the characters of the Latin alphabet on typewriter keys and computer keyboards.

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BBC Micro

The BBC Microcomputer System, or BBC Micro, was a series of microcomputers and associated peripherals designed and built by the Acorn Computer company for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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Bill Joy

William Nelson "Bill" Joy (born November 8, 1954) is an American computer scientist.

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Blackthorne (Blackhawk in some European countries) is a cinematic platformer video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

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Browser game

A browser game is a computer game that is played over the Internet using a web browser.

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Business simulation game

Business simulation games, also known as economic simulation games or tycoon games, are games that focus on the management of economic processes, usually in the form of a business.

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, or Capcom, is a Japanese developer and publisher of video games, known for creating multi-million-selling franchises such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, and Monster Hunter.

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Castle Wolfenstein

Castle Wolfenstein is an early stealth-based action-adventure shooter video game developed by Muse Software for the Apple II.

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City-building game

City-building games are a genre of strategy video game where players act as the overall planner and leader of a city, looking down on it from above, and being responsible for its growth and management.

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Commodore International

Commodore International (or Commodore International Limited) was a North American home computer and electronics manufacturer.

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Computer keyboard

In computing, a computer keyboard is a typewriter-style device, which uses an arrangement of buttons or keys, to act as mechanical levers or electronic switches.

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Computer terminal

A computer terminal is an electronic or electromechanical hardware device that is used for entering data into, and displaying data from, a computer or a computing system.

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Control key

In computing, a Control key is a modifier key which, when pressed in conjunction with another key, performs a special operation (for example, C); similar to the Shift key, the Control key rarely performs any function when pressed by itself.

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Crossfire (1981 video game)

Crossfire is an Apple II video game created by Jay Sullivan, published by Sierra On-Line in.

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Cursor (user interface)

In computer user interfaces, a cursor is an indicator used to show the current position for user interaction on a computer monitor or other display device that will respond to input from a text input or pointing device.

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A D-pad (short for directional pad; also known as a Control Pad) is a flat, usually thumb-operated four-way directional control with one button on each point, found on nearly all modern video game console gamepads, game controllers, on the remote control units of some television and DVD players, and smart phones.

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Dance Dance Revolution

, abbreviated DDR and also known as in earlier games in Europe and Australasia, and some other games in Japan, is a music video game series produced by Konami.

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Devil May Cry 4

Devil May Cry 4 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom in 2008 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows platforms.

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Digital Equipment Corporation

Digital Equipment Corporation, also known as DEC and using the trademark Digital, was a major American company in the computer industry from the 1960s to the 1990s.

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Doom (series)

Doom is a series of first-person shooter video games developed by id Software.

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Driving simulator

Driving simulators are used for entertainment as well as in training of driver's education courses taught in educational institutions and private businesses.

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Duke Nukem 3D

Duke Nukem 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed by 3D Realms and published by GT Interactive Software.

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Dvorak Simplified Keyboard

The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard is a keyboard layout patented in 1936 by Dr.

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Dynamic HTML

Dynamic HTML, or DHTML, is an umbrella term for a collection of technologies used together to create interactive and animated web sites by using a combination of a static markup language (such as HTML), a client-side scripting language (such as JavaScript), a presentation definition language (such as CSS), and the Document Object Model.

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Empire (PLATO)

Empire is the name of a computer game written for the PLATO system in 1973.

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In computing, an emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest).

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Esc key

On computer keyboards, the Esc key (named Escape key in the international standard series ISO/IEC 9995) is a key used to generate the Escape character (which can be represented as ASCII code 27 in decimal, Unicode U+001B, or.

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Fighting game

Fighting game is a video game genre in which the player controls an on-screen character and engages in close combat with an opponent.

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First-person shooter

First-person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered on gun and projectile weapon-based combat through a first-person perspective; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist.

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Free look

Free look (also known as mouselook) describes the ability to move a mouse, joystick, analogue stick, or D-pad to rotate the player character's view in video games.

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Gauntlet (1985 video game)

Gauntlet is a fantasy-themed hack and slash arcade game by Atari Games.

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Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service provided by Google.

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Google Labs

Google Labs was a page created by Google to demonstrate and test new projects.

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Handedness is a better (faster or more precise) performance or individual preference for use of a hand.

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Inventory or stock refers to the goods and materials include that a business holds for the ultimate purpose of resale (or repair).

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JavaScript is a high level, dynamic, untyped, and interpreted programming language.

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Keyboard shortcut

In computing, a keyboard shortcut is a series of one or several keys that invoke a software or operating system operation (in other words, cause an event) when triggered by the user.

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Lear Siegler

Lear Siegler Incorporated was created as a result of the 1961 merger between the Siegler Corporation (Los Angeles) and Lear Avionics Inc.

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Linley's Dungeon Crawl

Linley's Dungeon Crawl (or just Dungeon Crawl or Crawl) is a roguelike computer game originally programmed by Linley Henzell in 1995, and first released to the general public on October 2, 1997.

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Little finger

The little finger, often called the pinky in American English, pinkie in Scottish English (from the Dutch word pink, "little finger"), or fifth digit in medicine, is the most ulnar and usually smallest finger of the human hand, opposite the thumb, next to the ring finger.

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The LK201 was a detachable computer keyboard introduced by Digital Equipment Corporation of Maynard, Massachusetts in 1982.

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Lode Runner

Lode Runner is a puzzle video game, first published by Brøderbund in 1983.

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The Macintosh (branded as Mac since 1998) is a series of personal computers (PCs) designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Steve Jobs introduced the original Macintosh computer on January 24, 1984.

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Marathon (video game)

Marathon is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Bungie, and released in December 1994 for the Apple Macintosh.

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Modifier key

In computing, a modifier key is a special key (or combination) on a computer keyboard that temporarily modifies the normal action of another key when pressed together.

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Moria (PLATO)

Moria is a dungeon crawl style role-playing video game first developed for the PLATO system around 1975, with copyright dates listed as 1978 and 1984.

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Mouse (computing)

In computing, a mouse is a pointing device that detects two-dimensional motion relative to a surface.

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Mouse keys

Mouse keys is a feature of some graphical user interfaces that uses the keyboard (especially numeric keypad) as a pointing device (usually replacing a mouse).

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NetHack is a single-player roguelike video game originally released in 1987 with ASCII graphics.

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Numeric keypad

A numeric keypad, number pad, numpad, or ten key, is the palm-sized, 17-key section of a standard computer keyboard, usually on the far right.

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PC game

PC games, also known as computer games or personal computer games, are video games played on a personal computer rather than a dedicated video game console or arcade machine.

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Phantasie is a fantasy role-playing video game series designed by Winston Douglas Wood and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. in 1985.

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PLATO (computer system)

PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) was the first generalized computer assisted instruction system.

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Player character

A player character or playable character (PC) is a character in a role-playing or video game whose actions are directly controlled by a player of the game and is typically a protagonist of the game's story.

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Pointer (graphical user interfaces)

In computing, a pointer or mouse cursor (as part of a personal computer WIMP style of interaction) is a graphical image on the computer monitor or other display device.

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Quake (video game)

Quake is a first-person shooter video game, developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive in 1996 and featured music composed by Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails.

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QWERTY is the most common modern-day keyboard layout for Latin script.

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The QWERTZ or QWERTZU keyboard is a widely used computer and typewriter keyboard layout that is mostly used in Central Europe.

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QWOP is a 2008 ragdoll-based Flash game created by former Cut Copy bassist Bennett Foddy.

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Rogue (video game)

Rogue is a dungeon crawling video game first developed by Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman around 1980.

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Scroll lock

Scroll lock (⤓ or ⇳) is a lock key (typically with an associated status light) on most IBM-compatible computer keyboards.

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Shift key

The shift key is a modifier key on a keyboard, used to type capital letters and other alternate "upper" characters.

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StepMania is a cross-platform rhythm video game and engine.

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Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman.

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Strafing (gaming)

In video games, strafing is the technique of moving the player's character from side to side, rather than forward and backward.

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Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A was an early home computer, released in June 1981, originally at a price of US$525.

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Touch typing

Touch typing (also called touch type or touch method or touch and type method) is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys.

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Tribes 2

Tribes 2 (abbreviated as T2) is a sci-fi first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Dynamix and published by Sierra Studios in 2001 as sequel to Starsiege: Tribes.

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Unix (all-caps UNIX for the trademark) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, developed in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.

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vi is a screen-oriented text editor originally created for the Unix operating system.

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Video game genre

Video game genres are used to categorize video games based on their gameplay interaction rather than visual or narrative differences.

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Wizardry is a series of role-playing video games, developed by Sir-Tech, which were highly influential in the evolution of modern console and computer role-playing games.

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WordStar is a word processor application that had a dominant market share during the early- to mid-1980s.

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Workbench (AmigaOS)

Workbench is the graphical file manager of AmigaOS developed by Commodore International for their Amiga line of computers.

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ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum (pronounced "Zed-Ex") is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd.

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The Sinclair ZX80 is a home computer brought to market in 1980 by Science of Cambridge Ltd.

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The ZX81 is a home computer produced by Sinclair Research and manufactured in Scotland by Timex Corporation.

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