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The PlayStation (officially abbreviated as PS, and commonly known as PS1 or PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. [1]

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Air Combat

, later known as for the Japanese PlayStation versions, is a semi-realistic flight-sim action game released by Namco in Japan in 1992 (and in the United States in 1993) for their Namco System 21 "Polygonizer" arcade system, and ported to the PlayStation home video game console in 1995; similar to Ridge Racer (which was released the year after), this game was the predecessor of the PlayStation series, and all subsequent games would adopt the Ace Combat name.

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Audio bit depth

In digital audio using pulse-code modulation (PCM), bit depth is the number of bits of information in each sample, and it directly corresponds to the resolution of each sample.

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Backward compatibility

In telecommunications and computing, a product or technology is backward compatible (BC) or downward compatible if it can work with input generated by or meant to an older product or technology such as a legacy system.

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Battle Arena Toshinden

is a weapons-based fighting game developed by Tamsoft and published by Takara and Sony Computer Entertainment in 1995-1996 for the PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Game Boy, and PC.

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Bill Gates

William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor.

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Breach of contract

Breach of contract is a legal cause of action in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party's performance.

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CD-R

CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) is a digital optical disc storage format.

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CD-ROM

A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed optical compact disc which contains data.

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Central processing unit

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.

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Clock rate

The clock rate typically refers to the frequency at which a chip like a central processing unit (CPU), one core of a multi-core processor, is running and is used as an indicator of the processor's speed.

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Color depth

Color depth, also known as bit depth, is either the number of bits used to indicate the color of a single pixel, in a bitmapped image or video frame buffer, or the number of bits used for each color component of a single pixel.

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Compact Disc manufacturing

Compact disc manufacturing is the process by which commercial compact discs (CDs) are replicated in mass quantities using a master version created from a source recording.

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Consumer Electronics Show

International CES, more commonly known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), is an internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show, attracting major companies and industry professionals worldwide.

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D-pad

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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Datel

Datel (previously Datel Electronics) is a UK-based electronics and game console peripherals manufacturer.

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Die casting

Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mold cavity.

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Display resolution

The display resolution or display modes of a digital television, computer monitor or display device is the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed.

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Dragon Warrior VII

Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden, known in Japan as and North American PS1 release as Dragon Warrior VII is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Heartbeat and ArtePiazza, and published by Enix for the PlayStation in.

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Dreamcast

The is a home video game console that was released by Sega on November 27, 1998 in Japan, September 9, 1999 in North America, and October 14, 1999 in Europe.

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Dual Analog Controller

The PlayStation Dual Analog Controller (SCPH-1150 in Japan, SCPH-1180 in the United States and SCPH-1180e in Europe) is Sony's first handheld analog controller for the PlayStation, and the predecessor to the DualShock.

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DualShock

The DualShock (trademarked as DUAL SHOCK) is a line of vibration-feedback gamepads by Sony for PlayStation consoles and devices.

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Electronic Gaming Monthly

Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is a monthly American video game magazine.

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Famitsu

is a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Enterbrain, Inc. and Tokuma.

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Federal judiciary of the United States

The federal judiciary of the United States is one of the three co-equal branches of the Federal government of the United States organized under the United States Constitution and laws of the federal government.

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FIFA Football 2005

FIFA Football 2005, also known as FIFA Soccer 2005, FIFA 2005 or simply FIFA 05, is a football video game released in.

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Final Fantasy Tactics

is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Sony PlayStation video game console.

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Final Fantasy VII

is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the PlayStation platform.

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Free software

Free software, software libre, or libre software is computer software that gives users the freedom to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute the software and the adapted versions.

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GameCube

The is a home video game console released by Nintendo in Japan on September 14, 2001; in North America on November 18, 2001; in Europe on May 3, 2002; and in Australia on May 17, 2002.

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GamePro

Gamepro (stylized as GamePro) was an American multiplatform video game magazine media company that published online and print content covering the video game industry, video game hardware and video game software.

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GameSpot

GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on certain video games.

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GameSpy

GameSpy was a provider of online multiplayer and matchmaking middleware for video games.

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Gran Turismo (video game)

is a racing game designed by Kazunori Yamauchi.

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Handheld game console

A handheld game console is a lightweight, portable video game console with a built-in screen, game controls, and speakers.

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Hiroshi Yamauchi

was a Japanese businessman.

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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 2003.

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Home video game console

A home video game console or simply home console is a video game device that is primarily used for home gamers.

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Howard Lincoln

Howard Charles Lincoln (born February 14, 1940) is an American lawyer and businessman, known primarily for being the former chairman of Nintendo of America and the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle Mariners baseball team, representing absentee majority owner Hiroshi Yamauchi until he died on September 19, 2013.

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Injunction

An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that compels a party to do or refrain from specific acts.

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International Data Group

International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) is an American technology, media, research, event management, and venture capital organization.

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Ken Kutaragi

is the former Chairman and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation, and current president and CEO of Cyber AI Entertainment.

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Konami

(commonly referred to as Konami) is a Japanese developer and publisher of numerous toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines, arcade cabinets and video games.

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Laser

A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation.

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License

The verb license or grant license means to give permission.

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Liquid-crystal display

A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat panel display, electronic visual display, or video display that uses the light modulating properties of liquid crystals.

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List of color palettes

This article is a list of the color palettes for notable computer graphics, terminals and video game console hardware.

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List of PlayStation 3 backward compatible PlayStation 2 and PlayStation games

This is a list of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games, for which the PlayStation 3 is backwards compatible.

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List of PlayStation games

This is a list of games for the Sony PlayStation video game system, organized alphabetically by name.

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Mebibyte

The mebibyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.

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Memory card

A memory card or flash card is an electronic flash memory data storage device used for storing digital information.

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Metal Gear Solid

is an action-adventure stealth video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and first published by Konami for the PlayStation in 1998.

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation (commonly referred to as Microsoft) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

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Minoru Arakawa

is the founder and former president of Nintendo of America and the co-founder of Tetris Online, Inc.

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Modchip

A modchip (short for modification chip) is a small electronic device used to alter or disable artificial restrictions of computers or entertainment devices.

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Namco

(commonly referred to as Namco) is a Japanese corporation best known as a former video game developer and publisher.

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Net Yaroze

The is a development kit for the PlayStation video game console.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Nintendo

is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

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Nintendo 64

The, stylized as NINTENDO64 and often referred to as N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console for the international market.

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Nintendo 64 Game Pak

Nintendo 64 Game Paks (NUS-006) are ROM cartridges that store game data for the Nintendo 64.

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Nintendo Entertainment System

The Nintendo Entertainment System (also abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo.

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Nintendo S-SMP

The Nintendo S-SMP is the audio CPU of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) video game console.

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Oceania

Oceania (Pronunciation: The New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998) ISBN 0-19-861263-X — p.1282 "Oceania /ˌəʊsɪˈɑːnɪə, -ʃɪ-/". or), also known as Oceanica, is a region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean.

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Optical disc drive

In computing, an optical disc drive (ODD) is a disk drive that uses laser light or electromagnetic waves within or near the visible light spectrum as part of the process of reading or writing data to or from optical discs.

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Pack-in game

A pack-in game is a game that is included with the purchase of a video game console.

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Philips

Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Royal Philips, commonly known as Philips) is a Dutch diversified technology company headquartered in Amsterdam with primary divisions focused in the areas of electronics, healthcare and lighting.

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Philosoma

is a video game for the Sony PlayStation, released in 1995 and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

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Pixel

In digital imaging, a pixel, pel, 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.

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PlayStation

is a series of video game consoles created and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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PlayStation 2

The PlayStation 2 (PS2), is a home video game console that was manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4 (officially abbreviated as PS4) is a home video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment.

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PlayStation Controller

The PlayStation Controller was the first gamepad released by Sony Computer Entertainment for its PlayStation video game console.

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PlayStation Link Cable

The PlayStation Link Cable (SCPH-1040) is a peripheral cable for the PlayStation console.

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PlayStation palmar hidradenitis

PlayStation palmar hidradenitis is a medical condition where a person develops painful lesions on their palms and fingers.

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PlayStation Portable

The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console developed by Sony.

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PlayStation Store

The PlayStation Store (also abbreviated as PSN Store) is a digital media store available to users of Sony's PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable game consoles via the PlayStation Network.The store offers a range of downloadable content both for purchase and available free of charge.

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PlayStation Vita

The PlayStation Vita (officially abbreviated PS Vita) is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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PlayStation: The Official Magazine

PlayStation: The Official Magazine (PTOM) was a magazine originally known as PlayStation Magazine (PSM), becoming PlayStation: The Official Magazine in late 2007.

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Polygon (computer graphics)

Polygons are used in computer graphics to compose images that are three-dimensional in appearance.

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Polyphony Digital

Polyphony Digital, Inc. is an internal video game development studio of Sony Computer Entertainment, part of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.

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Portable Sound Format

The Portable Sound Format (PSF) is a sound file format ripped directly from video games from a variety of game consoles.

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Pulse-code modulation

Pulse-code modulation (PCM) is a method used to digitally represent sampled analog signals.

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R3000

The R3000 is a full 32 bit RISC microprocessor chipset developed by MIPS Computer Systems that implemented the MIPS I instruction set architecture (ISA).

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R4: Ridge Racer Type 4

R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 (Ridge Racer Type 4 in Europe) is a racing video game developed by Namco for the PlayStation.

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Random-access memory

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage.

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Rare

Rare is a British video game developer located in Twycross, Leicestershire.

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Rayman (video game)

Rayman is a 1995 side-scrolling platform game developed by Ludimédia (who later became Ubisoft Montpellier) and published by Ubi Soft.

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Reduced instruction set computing

Reduced instruction set computing, or RISC (pronounced 'risk'), is a CPU design strategy based on the insight that a simplified instruction set (as opposed to a complex set) provides higher performance when combined with a microprocessor architecture capable of executing those instructions using fewer microprocessor cycles per instruction.

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Ridge Racer (video game)

is a 1993 racing video game created by Namco.

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Sega

, originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with multiple offices around the world.

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Sega Saturn

The is a 32-bit fifth-generation home video game console that was developed by Sega and released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America, and July 8, 1995 in Europe as the successor to the successful Sega Genesis.

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Shading

Shading refers to depicting depth perception in 3D models or illustrations by varying levels of darkness.

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Shigeo Maruyama

(born 1941 in Tokyo) is the founder of Epic/Sony Records, former chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment and former CEO of Sony Music Entertainment.

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SNES-CD

SNES-CD refers to an unreleased video game media format and peripheral for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).

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Software

Computer software or simply software is any set of machine-readable instructions that directs a computer's processor to perform specific operations.

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Sony

, commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

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Sony Computer Entertainment

Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. (SCEI; 株式会社ソニー・コンピュータエンタテインメント) is a Japanese multinational video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, and is a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Consumer Products & Services Group of Sony.

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Sprite (computer graphics)

In computer graphics, a sprite (also known by other names; see Synonyms below) is a two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.

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Square (company)

was a Japanese video game company founded in September 1986 by Masashi Miyamoto.

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Super Nintendo Entertainment System

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (also known as the Super NES, SNES or Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit home video game console developed by Nintendo that was released in 1990 in Japan, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Australasia (Oceania), and 1993 in South America.

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Texture mapping

Texture mapping is a method for adding detail, surface texture (a bitmap or raster image), or color to a computer-generated graphic or 3D model.

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The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multiplatform American media brand founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood motion picture, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.

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Tokyo

(), officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and is both the capital and largest city of Japan.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, US dollar or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its overseas territories.

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Vagrant Story

is a Japanese-developed action role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the PlayStation video game console.

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Virtua Fighter (video game)

is a 1993 fighting game created for the Sega Model 1 arcade platform by AM2, a development group within Sega, headed by Yu Suzuki.

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VRAM

Video RAM, or VRAM, is a dual-ported variant of dynamic RAM (DRAM), which was once commonly used to store the framebuffer in some graphics adapters.

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Warhawk (1995 video game)

Warhawk also known as AirAssault in Japan is a futuristic arcade-style flight-combat game for the Sony PlayStation console, developed by SingleTrac and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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Xbox (console)

The Xbox is a home video game console and the first installment in the Xbox series of consoles manufactured by Microsoft.

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Xenogears

is a science fiction role-playing video game developed and published by Squaresoft (now Square Enix) for Sony's PlayStation.

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Ziff Davis

Ziff Davis LLC. (ZD) is an American publisher and Internet company.

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2.5D

2.5D ("two-and-a-half-dimensional"), ¾ perspective, and pseudo-3D are terms, mainly in the video game industry, used to describe either 2D graphical projections and similar techniques used to cause a series of images (or scenes) to simulate the appearance of being three-dimensional (3D) when in fact they are not, or gameplay in an otherwise three-dimensional video game that is restricted to a two-dimensional plane or has a virtual camera with a fixed angle.

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2D computer graphics

2D computer graphics is the computer-based generation of digital images—mostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models, text, and digital images) and by techniques specific to them.

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32-bit

32-bit is also a term given to a generation of microcomputers in which 32-bit microprocessors are the norm.

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3D computer graphics

3D computer graphics (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.

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480i

480i is the shorthand name for a video mode, namely the US NTSC television system or digital television systems with the same characteristics.

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