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An accelerometer is a device that measures proper acceleration.
Activision Publishing, Inc. is an American video game publisher.
Adobe Systems Incorporated, commonly known as Adobe, is an American multinational computer software company.
Adult Swim (stylized as and often shortened to) is the adult-oriented nighttime programming block of the American children's cable network Cartoon Network and programmed by William Street Productions.
Air cargo is any property carried or to be carried in an aircraft.
Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.
The Americas (also collectively called America)"America." The Oxford Companion to the English Language.
is Nintendo's wireless communications and storage protocol, for use between compatible toys-to-life figurines, and the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch gaming platforms.
An ampere hour or amp hour (symbol Ah; also denoted A⋅h or A h) is a unit of electric charge, having dimensions of electric current multiplied by time, equal to the charge transferred by a steady current of one ampere flowing for one hour, or 3600 coulombs.
An analog stick (or analogue stick in UK English), sometimes called a control stick, joystick, or thumbstick is an input device for a controller (often a game controller) that is used for two-dimensional input.
AnandTech is an online computer hardware magazine.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
AOL (formerly a company known as AOL Inc., originally known as America Online, and stylized as Aol.) is a web portal and online service provider based in New York.
In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software.
Arena of Valor is a multiplayer online battle arena developed and published by Tencent Games.
The ARM Cortex-A53 is one of the first two microarchitectures implementing the ARMv8-A 64-bit instruction set designed by ARM Holdings.
The ARM Cortex-A57 is a microarchitecture implementing the ARMv8-A 64-bit instruction set designed by ARM Holdings.
Arm Holdings (Arm) is a multinational semiconductor and software design company, owned by SoftBank Group and its Vision Fund.
Arms is a fighting game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, which released worldwide on June 16, 2017.
Ars Technica (a Latin-derived term that the site translates as the "art of technology") is a website covering news and opinions in technology, science, politics, and society, created by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998.
The is one of the five national newspapers in Japan.
The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including its external territories Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
In computing, an avatar is the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character.
Axel Springer SE is the largest digital publishing house in Europe, with numerous multimedia news brands, such as Bild, Die Welt, and Fakt and more than 15,000 employees.
is an action video game developed by Nintendo.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
"Believer" is a song by American rock band Imagine Dragons.
Best Buy Co., Inc. is an American multinational consumer electronics retailer headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.
Bethesda Softworks LLC is an American video game publisher based in Rockville, Maryland.
A bitterant (or bittering agent) is a chemical that is added to a product to make it smell or taste bitter.
Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November, which has been regarded as the beginning of the country's Christmas shopping season since 1952.
Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Bloomberg News is an international news agency headquartered in New York, United States and a division of Bloomberg L.P. Content produced by Bloomberg News is disseminated through Bloomberg Terminals, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg.com and Bloomberg's mobile platforms.
Blue Ocean Strategy is a marketing theory from a book published in 2004 which was written by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, professors at INSEAD.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs).
Business Insider is an American financial and business news website that also operates international editions in the UK, Australia, China, Germany, France, South Africa, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nordics, Poland, Spanish and Singapore.
In electrical engineering, capacitive sensing (sometimes capacitance sensing) is a technology, based on capacitive coupling, that can detect and measure anything that is conductive or has a dielectric different from air.
is a Japanese video game developer and publisher known for creating numerous multi-million selling game franchises, including Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, Monster Hunter, and Dead Rising, as well as games based on the Disney animated properties.
CBS Interactive Inc. (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American media company and is a division of the CBS Corporation.
A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.
The chief operating officer (COO), also called the chief operations officer, is one of the highest-ranking executive positions in an organization, comprising part of the "C-Suite".
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Chucklefish Limited is a British video game developer and publisher based in London.
The is a video game controller produced by Nintendo for the Wii video game console.
A closed platform, walled garden or closed ecosystem is a software system where the carrier or service provider has control over applications, content, and media, and restricts convenient access to non-approved applications or content.
Cloud storage is a model of computer data storage in which the digital data is stored in logical pools.
CNBC is an American basic cable, internet and satellite business news television channel that is owned by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, with both being ultimately owned by Comcast.
CNET (stylized as c|net) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Comedy Central is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.
Condé Nast Inc. is an American mass media company founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast, based at One World Trade Center and owned by Advance Publications.
CUDA is a parallel computing platform and application programming interface (API) model created by Nvidia.
Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites founded by Hubert Thieblot in 2006.
Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.
A D-pad (short for directional pad or digital 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.
The Daily Star is a daily tabloid newspaper published from Monday to Saturday in the United Kingdom since 2 November 1978.
Dassault Group (GIMD, Groupe Dassault, or the Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault S.A.) is a France-based group of companies established in 1929 with the creation of Dassault Aviation by Marcel Dassault, and led by son Serge Dassault with cofounder of Dassault Systèmes Charles Edelstenne, and currently Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO is Éric Trappier.
Defective pixels are pixels on a liquid crystal display (LCD) that are not performing as expected.
is a provider of mobile portal and e-commerce websites based in Japan.
Denatonium, usually available as denatonium benzoate (under trade names such as BITTERANT-b, BITTER+PLUS, Bitrex or Aversion) and as denatonium saccharide (BITTERANT-s), is the most bitter chemical compound known, with bitterness thresholds of 0.05 ppm for the benzoate and 0.01 ppm for the saccharide.
Destructoid is an independent website, that was founded as a video game-focused blog in March 2006 by Yanier Gonzalez.
Devolver Digital, Inc. is an American video game publisher and film distributor based in Austin, Texas, which is primarily associated with the Serious Sam and Hotline Miami series.
Digital distribution (also referred to as content delivery, online distribution, or electronic software distribution (ESD), among others) is the delivery or distribution of media content such as audio, video, software and video games.
In the video game industry, digital distribution is the process of delivering video game content as digital information, without the exchange or purchase of new physical media.
DigiTimes is a daily newspaper for semiconductor, electronics, computer and communications industries in Taiwan and the Greater China region.
Disney Channel (originally called The Disney Channel from 1983 to 1997 and commonly shortened to Disney from 1997 to 2002) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship property of owner Disney Channels Television Group, itself a unit of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
"Do it yourself" ("DIY") is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals.
In computing and video gaming, a docking station or port replicator or dock provides a simplified way of "plugging-in" an electronic device such as the tablet-like hybrid video game console, the Nintendo Switch and laptop computer to common peripherals.
is a 1990 action puzzle video game produced by Gunpei Yokoi and designed by Takahiro Harada.
Dragon Quest X is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by Square Enix.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix.
In computer software and media, an Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message or image, or secret feature of a work.
In the history of video games, the eighth generation includes consoles released since by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2015 (E3 2015) was the 21st Electronic Entertainment Expo held.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 (E3 2016) was the 22nd Electronic Entertainment Expo, during which several hardware manufacturers and software developers and publishers from the video game industry presented new and upcoming products to the attendees, primarily retailers and members of the video game press.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 (E3 2017) was the 23rd Electronic Entertainment Expo, during which hardware manufacturers and software developers and publishers from the video game industry presented new and upcoming products to the attendees, primarily retailers and members of the video game press.
Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.
Epic Games, Inc. (formerly Potomac Computer Systems and later Epic MegaGames, Inc.) is an American video game and software development corporation based in Cary, North Carolina.
The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of the European Union.
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.
is a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Enterbrain, Inc. and Tokuma.
Fast Company is a monthly American business magazine published in print and online that focuses on technology, business, and design.
The Financial Times (FT) is a Japanese-owned (since 2015), English-language international daily newspaper headquartered in London, with a special emphasis on business and economic news.
Flash memory is an electronic (solid-state) non-volatile computer storage medium that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed.
Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn Technology Group, is a multinational electronics contract manufacturing company with its headquarters in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan.
Frame rate (expressed in or fps) is the frequency (rate) at which consecutive images called frames appear on a display.
Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.
A game controller is a device used with games or entertainment systems to provide input to a video game, typically to control an object or character in the game.
Game development kits (GDK) are specialized hardware used to create commercial videogames.
A game engine is a software development environment designed for people to build video games.
Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.
The GameCube controller is the standard controller for Nintendo's GameCube video game console.
GameMaker Studio (formerly Animo until 1999, Game Maker until 2011, GameMaker until 2012, and GameMaker: Studio until 2017) is a cross-platform game engine developed by YoYo Games.
A gamepad, joypad, or simply controller is a type of game controller held in two hands, where the fingers (especially thumbs) are used to provide input.
GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.
GameStop Corp. (known simply as GameStop) is an American video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer.
Gamevice (previously Wikipad) is a Los Angeles, US based tablet and tablet peripherals manufacturer specialising in gaming products marketed to gamers.
Geek.com is a technology news weblog about hardware, mobile computing, technology, movies, TV, video games, comic books, and all manner of geek culture subjects.
GeForce is a brand of graphics processing units (GPUs) designed by Nvidia.
is a retired Japanese game designer and executive who worked for the video game company Nintendo.
The gigabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.
is a sports-simulation video game developed and released by Nintendo in 1984 for the NES.
A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device.
, sometimes transliterated Gumpei Yokoi, was a Japanese video game designer.
A gyroscope (from Ancient Greek γῦρος gûros, "circle" and σκοπέω skopéō, "to look") is a device used for measuring or maintaining orientation and angular velocity.
A handheld game console is a small, portable self-contained video game console with a built-in screen, game controls, and speakers.
Haptic or kinesthetic communication recreates the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions to the user.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a proprietary audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from an HDMI-compliant source device, such as a display controller, to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
is a Japanese video game designer, screenwriter, director, and game producer.
Hobby Consolas (Hobby Consoles) is a Spanish video game magazine founded in October 1991 by Hobby Press and currently edited by Axel Springer.
A home video game console, or simply home console, is a video game device that is primarily used for home gamers, as opposed to in arcades or some other commercial establishment.
() manufactures electronic components and devices with a strong presence in telecommunication and automotive industry prior to the consumer markets with over 19 factories and more than 12,000 workers.
A hotspot is a physical location where people may obtain Internet access, typically using Wi-Fi technology, via a wireless local area network (WLAN) using a router connected to an internet service provider.
Hulu (stylized as hulu) is an American entertainment company that provides over-the-top media services owned by Hulu LLC, a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company (through Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International) (30%), 21st Century Fox (30%), Comcast (through NBCUniversal) (30%),Although NBC Universal is also a major shareholder (30%) of Hulu, by the Federal Communications Commission, NBC Universal and Comcast are required not to exercise any right to influence the conduct or operation of Hulu.
IEEE 802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family (which is marketed under the brand name Wi-Fi), developed in the IEEE Standards Association, providing high-throughput wireless local area networks (WLANs) on the 5 GHz band.
iFixit is a private company in San Luis Obispo, California.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, consisting of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.
Immersion Corporation of San Jose, California, is a developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, also known as haptic technology.
Independent video game development, or indie game development, is the video game development process of creating indie games; these are video games, commonly created by individual or small teams of video game developers and usually without significant financial support of a video game publisher or other outside source.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
An independent video game, or an indie game, is a video game that is often created without the financial support of a publisher, although some games funded by a publisher are still considered "indie".
Infrared radiation (IR) is electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with longer wavelengths than those of visible light, and is therefore generally invisible to the human eye (although IR at wavelengths up to 1050 nm from specially pulsed lasers can be seen by humans under certain conditions). It is sometimes called infrared light.
Insignia are representations of status or office, or of a body of government or jurisdiction.
Jacksonville is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Florida and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States.
is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language.
The is the official currency of Japan.
James Thomas Fallon (born September 19, 1974) is an American comedian, actor, television host, singer, writer, and producer.
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and television host.
Joy-Con are the primary controllers of the Nintendo Switch video game console.
Just Dance 2017 is a dance video game developed and published by Ubisoft.
The Khronos Group, Inc. is an American non-profit member-funded industry consortium based in Beaverton, Oregon, focused on the creation of open standard, royalty-free application programming interfaces (APIs) for authoring and accelerated playback of dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices.
Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.
Le Figaro is a French daily morning newspaper founded in 1826 and published in Paris.
A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat-panel display or other electronically modulated optical device that uses the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals.
A video game console is a standardized computing device tailored for video gaming that requires a monitor or television set as an output.
Nintendo Direct, is an online presentation produced by Nintendo, where information regarding the company's content or franchises is presented, such as information about games and consoles.
The list price, also known as the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), or the recommended retail price (RRP), or the suggested retail price (SRP), of a product is the price at which the manufacturer recommends that the retailer sell the product.
A lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery (abbreviated as LIB) is a type of rechargeable battery in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging.
A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office building.
A loss leader (also leader) is a pricing strategy where a product is sold at a price below its market cost to stimulate other sales of more profitable goods or services.
is a kart racing video game and the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for their Wii U home video game console.
Maxwell is the codename for a GPU microarchitecture developed by Nvidia as the successor to the Kepler microarchitecture.
is a Japanese company that gathers and analyzes data from the digital entertainment industry, specifically focusing on the Japanese console gaming market.
Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.
Middleware is computer software that provides services to software applications beyond those available from the operating system.
A Mii is a customizable avatar used on several Nintendo video game consoles and mobile apps.
A mobile app is a computer program designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone/tablet or watch.
Mobile DDR (also known as mDDR, Low Power DDR, LPDDR, or LP-DDR) is a type of double data rate synchronous DRAM for mobile computers.
A mobile game is a video game played on a feature phone, smartphone/tablet, smartwatch, PDA, portable media player or graphing calculator.
Monster Hunter Generations is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo 3DS.
A motion controller is a type of game controller that uses accelerometers or other sensors to track motion and provide input.
Multi-monitor, also called multi-display and multi-head, is the use of multiple physical display devices, such as monitors, televisions, and projectors, in order to increase the area available for computer programs running on a single computer system.
NBA 2K18 is a basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports.
Near-field communication (NFC) is a set of communication protocols that enable two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable device such as a smartphone, to establish communication by bringing them within 4 cm (1.6 in) of each other.
Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, known as Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe and Australia and in Japan, is a dedicated video game console by Nintendo, which emulates the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Netflix, Inc. is an American over-the-top media services provider, headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
NetFront Browser is a mobile Web browser for embedded devices, developed by Access Co. Ltd. of Japan, and was designed to function as an embedded Web browser.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American basic cable and satellite television network launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children.
—formerly, abbreviated "Nico-dō"—is a Japanese video sharing service on the web.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
The Nintendo 3DS is a handheld game console produced by Nintendo.
The Nintendo DS, or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo.
Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development, commonly abbreviated as Nintendo EPD, is the largest internal division within the Japanese video game company Nintendo.
The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
The Nintendo eShop is a digital distribution service powered by the Nintendo Network for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and by a dedicated online infrastructure for the Nintendo Switch.
A Nintendo game card (trademarked as Game Card) is a cartridge format used to physically distribute video games for certain Nintendo systems.
Nintendo Labo (in Japanese) is a gaming and construction toy platform developed by Nintendo and used as an extension for the Nintendo Switch video game console, which was released in April 2018.
Nintendo Life is a website that relates heavily on Nintendo products, including video games and software.
The Nintendo Network is Nintendo's online service which provides online functionality for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems and their compatible games.
Nintendo optical discs are the optical disc format used to distribute video games released by Nintendo.
(or Nintendo PTD) is a hardware development division inside Nintendo.
The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major video game console developed by Nintendo.
The Nintendo Switch system software is an updatable firmware and operating system used by the Nintendo Switch gaming console.
Not safe for work or NSFW is an Internet slang or shorthand tag used in email, videos, and on interactive discussion areas (such as Internet forums, blogs, or community websites) to mark URLs or hyperlinks which contain nudity, intense sexuality, profanity, violence/gore or other disturbing subject matter, which the viewer may not wish to be seen accessing in a public or formal environment including a workplace or school.
Nvidia Corporation (most commonly referred to as Nvidia, stylized as NVIDIA, or (due to their logo) nVIDIA) is an American technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California.
Nyko is a manufacturer of third-party accessories for various gaming consoles.
are Japanese amulets commonly sold at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, dedicated to particular Shinto kami as well as Buddhist figures, and are said to provide various forms of luck or protection.
An online game is a video game that is either partially or primarily played through the Internet or any other computer network available.
Open Graphics Library (OpenGL) is a cross-language, cross-platform application programming interface (API) for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics.
Parental controls are features which may be included in digital television services, computer and video games, mobile devices and software that allow parents to restrict the access of content to their children.
PAX (originally known as Penny Arcade Expo) is an overall term used to refer to a series of gaming culture festivals that involve; tabletop gaming, arcade gaming, and video gaming.
PC Magazine (shortened as PCMag) is an American computer magazine published by Ziff Davis.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.
Phil Spencer is an American business executive, who is the Executive President of Gaming at Microsoft.
A phone connector, also known as phone jack, audio jack, headphone jack or jack plug, is a family of electrical connectors typically used for analog audio signals.
Photosensors or photodetectors are sensors of light or other electromagnetic energy.
In digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.
Pixels per inch (PPI) or pixels per centimeter (PPCM) are measurements of the pixel density (resolution) of an electronic image device, such as a computer monitor or television display, or image digitizing device such as a camera or image scanner.
The PlayStation 2 (PS2) is a home video game console that was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
is a media franchise managed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures.
Polygon is an American video game website that publishes news, culture, reviews, and videos.
Pornography (often abbreviated porn) is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal.
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
The President is a leader of an organization, company, community, club, trade union, university or other group.
A product teardown, or simply teardown, is the act of disassembling a product, such that it helps to identify its component parts, chip & system functionality, and component costing information.
The racing video game genre is the genre of video games, either in the first-person or third-person perspective, in which the player partakes in a racing competition with any type of land, water, air or space vehicles.
Reginald Fils-Aimé (March 25, 1961) is an American businessman and the current president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, the North American division of the Japanese video game company Nintendo.
A regional lockout (or region coding) is a class of digital rights management preventing the use of a certain product or service, such as multimedia or a hardware device, outside a certain region or territory.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
A ROM cartridge, sometimes referred to simply as a cartridge or cart, is a removable enclosure containing ROM designed to be connected to a consumer electronics device such as a home computer, video game console and to a lesser extent, electronic musical instruments.
RPX Corporation (Rational Patent EXchange)() is an American worldwide provider of patent risk management services, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence and advisory services.
RTX is a series of annual gaming and Internet conventions created by Rooster Teeth held in Austin, Texas and Sydney, Australia, and London, England.
was a Japanese video game programmer and businessman who was the fourth president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Nintendo.
Secure Digital (SD) is a non-volatile memory card format developed by the SD Card Association (SDA) for use in portable devices.
Sega Games Co., Ltd., originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices around the world.
Shacknews, commonly referred to as "The Shack", is a website offering news, features, editorial content, and forums relating to computer games and console games.
() is a Japanese video game designer and producer for the video game company Nintendo, currently serving as one of its representative directors.
Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Yacht Club Games.
Shovelware is derogatory computer jargon for software bundles noted more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness.
Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after US Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.
A smartphone is a handheld personal computer with a mobile operating system and an integrated mobile broadband cellular network connection for voice, SMS, and Internet data communication; most, if not all, smartphones also support Wi-Fi.
The Tariff Act of 1930 (codified at), commonly known as the Smoot–Hawley Tariff or Hawley–Smoot Tariff, was an act implementing protectionist trade policies sponsored by Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C. Hawley and was signed into law on June 17, 1930.
Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! is a puzzle game developed by SFB Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.
A social networking service (also social networking site, SNS or social media) is a web application that people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
is a platform game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega.
is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo.
South by Southwest (abbreviated as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South By) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States.
Splatoon 2 is a team-based third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.
SpotPass and StreetPass are communication systems first introduced with Nintendo's Nintendo 3DS games system; SpotPass was later incorporated into the Wii U game console.
Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer, publisher, and distribution company that is best known for its Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts role-playing video game franchises, among numerous others.
A steering wheel (also called a driving wheel or a hand wheel) is a type of steering control in vehicles and vessels (ships and boats).
Stereoscopy (also called stereoscopics, or stereo imaging) is a technique for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in an image by means of stereopsis for binocular vision.
Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.
Super Bowl 50 was an American football game to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2015 season.
The U.S. television broadcast of the Super Bowl – the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) – features many high-profile television commercials, colloquially known as Super Bowl ads.
Super Bowl LI was an American football game played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, February 5, 2017, to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2016 season.
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Odyssey is a 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.
Super Mario Party is an upcoming party video game published by Nintendo.
Super Mario Run is a side-scrolling, endless runner video game developed and published by Nintendo for iOS and Android devices.
is a series of crossover fighting video games published by Nintendo.
A system on a chip or system on chip (SoC) is an integrated circuit (also known as an "IC" or "chip") that integrates all components of a computer or other electronic systems.
A tablet computer, commonly shortened to tablet, is a portable personal computer, typically with a mobile operating system and LCD touchscreen display processing circuitry, and a rechargeable battery in a single thin, flat package.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an American video game holding company based in New York City.
is a Japanese businessman and a former president of Nintendo.
Team17 Group plc is a British video game developer based in Wakefield, England.
TechCrunch is an American online publisher of technology industry news founded in 2005 by Archimedes Ventures whose partners were Michael Arrington and Keith Teare.
Tegra is a system on a chip (SoC) series developed by Nvidia for mobile devices such as smartphones, personal digital assistants, and mobile Internet devices.
Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.
Tencent Holdings Limited is a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate whose subsidiaries specialize in various Internet-related services and products, entertainment, artificial intelligence and technology both in China and globally.
The terabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
is a Japanese company that is responsible for brand management, marketing and licensing of the Pokémon franchise, consisting of video game software, trading card game, anime television series, films, home entertainment products, and other ventures.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon, on NBC.
The Verge is an American technology news and media network operated by Vox Media.
The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Time Inc. was an American worldwide mass media corporation founded on November 28, 1922 by Henry Luce and Briton Hadden and based in New York City.
Todd Howard is an American video game designer, director, and producer.
A touchscreen is an input and output device normally layered on the top of an electronic visual display of an information processing system.
Tronc, Inc. (stylized as tronc; formerly Tribune Publishing) is an American newspaper print and online media publishing company based in Chicago, Illinois.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
Ubisoft Entertainment SA (formerly Ubi Soft Entertainment SA) is a French video game publisher headquartered in Montreuil.
The United States District Court for the Central District of California (in case citations, C.D. Cal.; commonly referred to as the CDCA or CACD) serves over 19 million people in Southern and Central California, making it the most populous federal judicial district.
The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC, sometimes I.T.C.) is an independent, bipartisan, quasi-judicial, federal agency of the United States that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches.
Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies, first announced and released in June 2005 at Apple Inc.'s Worldwide Developers Conference as an OS X-exclusive game engine.
Unity Technologies SF is a video game development company, which is best known for the development of Unity, a licensed game engine.
The Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games, first showcased in the 1998 first-person shooter game Unreal.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
USB (abbreviation of Universal Serial Bus), is an industry standard that was developed to define cables, connectors and protocols for connection, communication, and power supply between personal computers and their peripheral devices.
USB 3.0 is the third major version of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard for interfacing computers and electronic devices.
USB-C, formally known as USB Type-C, is a 24-pin USB connector system, which is distinguished by its two-fold rotational-symmetrical connector.
The user interface (UI), in the industrial design field of human–computer interaction, is the space where interactions between humans and machines occur.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
VentureBeat is an American technology website.
VG247 (stylized as VG24/7) is a video game blog published in the United Kingdom, founded in February 2008 by industry veteran Patrick Garratt.
Vice Media LLC is a North American digital media and broadcasting company.
A video game console is an electronic, digital or computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play.
, also abbreviated as VC, is a line of downloadable video games (mostly unaltered) for Nintendo's Wii and Wii U home gaming consoles and the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console.
A virtual reality headset is a head-mounted device that provides virtual reality for the wearer.
Voez (stylized as VOEZ) is a rhythm game developed by Rayark Games, initially released in May 2016 for iOS devices, while an Android version of the game was released one week later in June 2016.
Voice-over (also known as off-camera or off-stage commentary) is a production technique where a voice—that is not part of the narrative (non-diegetic)—is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other presentations.
The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.
Vox Media is an American digital media company founded on July 14, 2005 as SportsBlogs Inc.
Vulkan is a low-overhead, cross-platform 3D graphics and compute API.
Walmart Inc. (formerly branded as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores.
WebKit is a browser engine used in Apple's Safari browser and other products.
The term "white hat" in Internet slang refers to an ethical computer hacker, or a computer security expert, who specializes in penetration testing and in other testing methodologies to ensure the security of an organization's information systems.
Wi-Fi or WiFi is technology for radio wireless local area networking of devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards.
The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006.
is an exergaming video game designed by Nintendo's Hiroshi Matsunaga for the Wii home video game console.
The Wii Remote, also known colloquially as the Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendo's Wii console.
Wii Sports is a 2006 sports game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console.
The Wii U is a home video game console developed by Nintendo, and the successor to the Wii.
The Wii U GamePad is the standard controller for Nintendo's Wii U video game console.
The is a video game controller produced by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console.
WiiWare is a service that allows Wii users to download games and applications specifically designed and developed for the Wii video game console made by Nintendo.
Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
A wireless ad hoc network (WANET) or MANET (Mobile ad hoc network) is a decentralised type of wireless network.
Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft.
Yacht Club Games, LLC is an American independent video game development studio and publisher founded in 2011 by former WayForward Technologies director Sean Velasco.
is a Japanese video game designer, director and producer.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
YoYo Games Ltd. is a software and game publishing company based in Dundee, Scotland.
Ziff Davis, LLC is an American publisher and Internet company.
1-2-Switch is a party game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, which was released worldwide on March 3, 2017.
1080p (1920×1080 px; also known as '''Full HD''' or FHD and BT.709) is a set of HDTV high-definition video modes characterized by 1080 horizontal lines of vertical resolution; the p stands for progressive scan, i.e. non-interlaced.
The 30th Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards was held on March 11, 2017, at the Galen Center on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles live on Nickelodeon and either live or on tape delay across all of Nickelodeon's international networks.
The 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the men's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college basketball national champion for the 2016–17 season.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
720p (1280×720 px; also called HD Ready or standard HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9, normally known as widescreen HDTV (1.78:1).
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