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Index Space Invaders

is an arcade game created by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978. [1]

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Action game

The action game is a video game genre that emphasizes physical challenges, including hand–eye coordination and reaction-time.

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Agency for Cultural Affairs

The is a special body of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

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Akiva Goldsman

Akiva J. Goldsman (born July 7, 1962) is an American film and television writer, director, and producer.

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Alien (creature in Alien franchise)

The "Alien" (colloquial: "Xenomorph XX121"; binomial: Internecivus raptus Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report) is a fictional endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species that is the eponymous antagonist of the ''Alien'' film series.

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Alien (film)

Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto.

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All Things Considered

All Things Considered (ATC) is the flagship news program on the American network National Public Radio (NPR).

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Amusement arcade

An amusement arcade (often referred to as "video arcade" or simply "arcade") is a venue where people play arcade games such as video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games, merchandisers (such as claw cranes), or coin-operated billiards or air hockey tables.

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Amy Heckerling

Amy Heckerling (born May 7, 1954) is an American film director.

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Analogue electronics

Analogue electronics (also spelled analog electronics) are electronic systems with a continuously variable signal, in contrast to digital electronics where signals usually take only two levels.

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Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.

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Arcade game

An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades.

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Arcade system board

An arcade system board is a dedicated computer system created for the purpose of running video arcade games.

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Ars Technica

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.

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Art game

An art game (or arthouse game) is a work of interactive new media digital software art as well as a member of the "art game" subgenre of the serious video game.

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Ashgate Publishing

Ashgate Publishing was an academic book and journal publisher based in Farnham (Surrey, United Kingdom).

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Asteroids (video game)

Asteroids is an arcade space shooter released in November 1979 by Atari, Inc. and designed by Lyle Rains, Ed Logg, and Dominic Walsh.

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Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972, currently by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA.

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Atari 2600

The Atari 2600 (or Atari Video Computer System before November 1982) is a home video game console from Atari, Inc. Released on September 11, 1977, it is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games contained on ROM cartridges, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F in 1976.

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Avex Trax

is a record label owned by Japanese entertainment conglomerate Avex Group.

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Bally Technologies

Bally Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of slot machines and other gaming technology based in Enterprise, Nevada.

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Bandai Namco Entertainment

Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. (BNEI) is a Japanese video game development company and publisher.

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Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the Barbican Estate of the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe.

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Bass note

In music theory, the bass note of a chord or sonority is the lowest note played or notated.

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Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda Softworks LLC is an American video game publisher based in Rockville, Maryland.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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In computing, a bitmap is a mapping from some domain (for example, a range of integers) to bits.

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Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise is a black-owned multimedia company.

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Blockbuster (entertainment)

A blockbuster is a work of entertainment – especially a feature film, but also other media – that is highly popular and financially successful.

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Breakout (video game)

Breakout is an arcade game developed and published by Atari, Inc., released on May 13, 1976.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a unit of the United States Department of Labor.

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Call of Duty

Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise.

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Cathode ray tube

The cathode ray tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube that contains one or more electron guns and a phosphorescent screen, and is used to display images.

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Cellophane is a thin, transparent sheet made of regenerated cellulose.

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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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Cherry 2000

Cherry 2000 is a 1987 American science fiction film starring Melanie Griffith and David Andrews, produced by Edward R. Pressman and Caldecot Chubb, and directed by Steve De Jarnatt with a screenplay by Michael Almereyda.

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Chicago house

Chicago house refers to house music produced during the mid to late 1980s within Chicago.

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Chuck (TV series)

Chuck is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak.

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Circulation (currency)

In monetary economics, circulation is the continuing use of individual units of a currency for transactions.

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Computer and Video Games

Computer and Video Games (CVG, C&VG or C+VG) was a UK-based video game magazine, published in its original form between 1981 and 2004.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Console game

A console game is a form of interactive multimedia used for entertainment.

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Cover system

A cover system is a video game gameplay mechanic that allows a virtual avatar to hide from and avoid dangers, usually in a three-dimensional world.

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A cutscene or event scene (sometimes in-game cinematic or in-game movie) is a sequence in a video game that is not interactive, breaking up the gameplay.

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Dale Peterson

Dale Peterson (born November 20, 1944) is an American author who writes about scientific and natural history subjects.

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Danger Mouse (1981 TV series)

Danger Mouse is a British animated television series produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television.

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Defender (1981 video game)

Defender is an arcade video game developed and released by Williams Electronics in February 1981.

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Destructible environment

In video games, the term destructible environment, or terrain deformation, refers to an environment within a game which can be wholly or partially destroyed by the player.

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Deus Ex

Deus Ex is a series of action role-playing first-person shooter stealth video games.

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Diatonic and chromatic

Diatonic (διατονική) and chromatic (χρωματική) are terms in music theory that are most often used to characterize scales, and are also applied to musical instruments, intervals, chords, notes, musical styles, and kinds of harmony.

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Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

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Discogs (short for discographies) is a website and crowdsourced database of information about audio recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and bootleg or off-label releases.

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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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Donkey Kong

is a series of video games featuring the adventures of an ape-like character called Donkey Kong, conceived by Shigeru Miyamoto in 1981.

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Doom (franchise)

The Doom (stylized as DOOM) franchise is a series of first-person shooter video games developed by id Software, and related novels, comics, board games, and film adaptation.

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Dorling Kindersley

Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages.

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Dover Publications

Dover Publications, also known as Dover Books, is an American book publisher founded in 1941 by Hayward Cirker and his wife, Blanche.

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Dungeon crawl

A dungeon crawl is a type of scenario in fantasy role-playing games in which heroes navigate a labyrinthine environment (a "dungeon"), battling various monsters, and looting any treasure they may find.

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Dungeons of Daggorath

Dungeons of Daggorath is one of the first real-time, first-person perspective role-playing video games.

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Edge (magazine)

Edge is a multi-format video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom, which publishes 13 issues of the magazine per year.

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Electronic Games

Electronic Games was the first dedicated video game magazine published in the United States and ran from October 15, 1981 to 1997 under different titles.

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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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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.

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eSports (also known as electronic sports, esports, e-sports, competitive (video) gaming, professional (video) gaming, or pro gaming) are a form of competition using video games.

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Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age comedy film directed by Amy Heckerling and written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name.

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First-person shooter

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

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Focal Press

Focal Press is a publisher of media technology books and it is an imprint of Taylor & Francis.

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Fribourg (Fribôrg or Friboua) or Freiburg (German, or Freiburg im Üechtland, Swiss German pronunciation:; Friborgo or Friburgo; Friburg) is the capital of the Swiss canton of Fribourg and the district La Sarine.

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Futurama is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

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Future plc

Future plc is a British media company founded in 1985.

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Future US

Future US, Inc. (formerly known as Imagine Media and The Future Network USA) is an American media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, music, and technology markets.

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is a Japanese arcade game developed and published by Namco Japan and by Midway in North America in 1981.

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is an arcade game that was developed by Namco and released in October 1979.

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Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.

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Game Informer

Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.

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Game On (exhibition)

Game On is the first major international touring exhibition to explore the history and culture of computer games.

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Games Convention

The Games Convention, sometimes called the Leipzig Games Convention and abbreviated as GC, was an annual video game event held in Leipzig, Germany, first held in 2002.

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

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

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George Foulkes, Baron Foulkes of Cumnock

George Foulkes, Baron Foulkes of Cumnock PC (born 21 January 1942 in Oswestry, Shropshire) is a British Labour Co-operative life peer.

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Glossary of video game terms

This is a glossary of video game terms which lists the general terms as commonly used in Wikipedia articles related to video games and its industry.

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Golden age of arcade video games

The golden age of arcade video games was the era when arcade video games entered pop culture and became a dominant cultural force.

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Guardian Media Group

Guardian Media Group plc (GMG) is a British mass media company owning various media operations including The Guardian and The Observer.

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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

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Gun Fight

Gun Fight, known as Western Gun in Japan and Europe, is a 1975 arcade shooter game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, and released by Taito in Japan and Europe and by Midway in North America.

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H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells.

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H. R. Giger

Hans Ruedi Giger (5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014) was a Swiss painter, whose style was adapted for many forms of media, including record albums, furniture and tattoos.

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Halo (franchise)

Halo is a military science fiction first-person shooter video game franchise created by Bungie and now managed and developed by 343 Industries, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios.

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HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.

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Health (gaming)

Health or vitality is an attribute assigned to entities such as characters or objects within role-playing games and video games, that indicates their continued ability to function.

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Hideo Kojima

is a Japanese video game designer, screenwriter, director, and game producer.

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Horizontal and vertical

The usage of the inter-related terms horizontal and vertical as well as their symmetries and asymmetries vary with context (e.g. two vs. three dimensions or calculations using a flat earth approximation vs. spherical earth).

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House music

House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.

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A humanoid (from English human and -oid "resembling") is something that has an appearance resembling a human without actually being one.

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IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society (sometimes abbreviated Computer Society or CS) is a professional society of IEEE.

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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.

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Imagine Publishing

Imagine Publishing was a UK-based magazine publisher, which published a number of video games, computing, creative and lifestyle magazines.

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InfoWorld (formerly The Intelligent Machines Journal) is an information technology media business.

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Intel 8080

The Intel 8080 ("eighty-eighty") was the second 8-bit microprocessor designed and manufactured by Intel and was released in April 1974.

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An intermission, also known as an interval in British and Indian English, is a recess between parts of a performance or production, such as for a theatrical play, opera, concert, or film screening.

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Invader (artist)

Invader (born 1969) is the pseudonym of a French urban artist, whose work is modelled on the crude pixellation of 1970s–1980s 8-bit video games.

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J-pop (often stylized as J-POP; ジェイポップ jeipoppu; an abbreviation for Japanese pop), natively also known simply as, is a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s.

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James Cameron

James Francis CameronSpace Foundation.

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Japanese yen

The is the official currency of Japan.

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Jesse Saunders

Jesse Saunders (born March 10, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American DJ, record producer, film producer and entrepreneur.

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John Carmack

John D. Carmack (born August 20, 1970) is an American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman.

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John Romero

Alfonso John Romero (born October 28, 1967) is an American director, designer, programmer, and developer in the video game industry.

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Killer application

In marketing terminology, a killer application (commonly shortened to killer app) is any computer program that is so necessary or desirable that it proves the core value of some larger technology, such as computer hardware, a gaming console, software, a programming language, a software platform, or an operating system.

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Killer List of Videogames

The Killer List of Videogames (KLOV) is a website featuring an online encyclopedia devoted to cataloging arcade games past and present.

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is a Japanese publishing company headquartered in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan.

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Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is a major daily newspaper published in Las Vegas, Nevada, since 1909.

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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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Level (video gaming)

A level, map, area, stage, world, track, board, floor, zone, phase, mission, or course in a video game is the total space available to the player during the course of completing a discrete objective.

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A license (American English) or licence (British English) is an official permission or permit to do, use, or own something (as well as the document of that permission or permit).

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List of best-selling PC games

This is a list of PC games (including Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux) that have sold or shipped at least one million copies.

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List of best-selling video games

This is a list of the best-selling video games of all time.

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List of Game of the Year awards

Game of the Year (abbreviated GotY) is a title awarded by various gaming publications to a deserving game.

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List of highest-grossing films

Films generate income from several revenue streams, including theatrical exhibition, home video, television broadcast rights and merchandising.

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List of video games considered the best

This is a list of video games that have consistently been ranked among the best of all time by video game journalists and critics.

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Lupin the Third

, also written as Lupin the Third, Lupin the 3rd or Lupin the IIIrd, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch.

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MAME (originally an acronym of Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is a free and open source emulator designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software on modern personal computers and other platforms.

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Mark Roeder

Mark Lewis Mendick Roeder (born 28 May 1957) is an Australian-British author and cultural commentator.

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Martin Amis

Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is a British novelist, essayist and memoirist.

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McFarland & Company

McFarland & Company, Inc. is an independent book publisher based in Jefferson, North Carolina that specializes in academic and reference works, as well as general interest adult nonfiction.

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Metal Gear

is a series of action-adventure stealth video games, created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami.

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Michael Brown (British politician)

Michael Russell Brown (born 3 July 1951) is a British political journalist, noted as a former Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) from 1979 to 1997.

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A microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer with a microprocessor as its central processing unit (CPU).

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A microprocessor is a computer processor that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit on a single integrated circuit (IC), or at most a few integrated circuits.

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Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

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Midway Games

Midway Games Inc. (formerly Midway Manufacturing and commonly known as Midway) was an American video game developer and publisher.

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MIT Press

The MIT Press is a university press affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States).

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Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or values of one color.

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Ms. Pac-Man


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Multiplayer video game

A multiplayer video game is a video game in which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time, either locally or over the internet.

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My Bad Too

"My Bad Too" is the seventh episode of season seven and the 146th episode of the American sitcom Scrubs.

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is a Japanese corporation that operates game centers and theme parks, but is best known for its previous identity as a video game developer and publisher.

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Net profit

Net profit, also referred to as the bottom line, net income, or net earnings is a measure of the profitability of a venture after accounting for all costs and taxes.

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New Scientist

New Scientist, first published on 22 November 1956, is a weekly, English-language magazine that covers all aspects of science and technology.

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Next Generation (magazine)

Next Generation (also known as NextGen) was a video game magazine that was published by Imagine Media (now Future Network USA).

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Nintendo DS

The Nintendo DS, or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo.

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Nintendo Entertainment System

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

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National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.

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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is a privately owned, international coin certification service based in Sarasota, Florida.

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Official Nintendo Magazine

Official Nintendo Magazine, or ONM, is a retired British video game magazine which covered the Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii and Wii U video game consoles released by Nintendo.

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, stylized as PAC-MAN, is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan as Puck Man in May 1980.

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Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan is an international academic and trade publishing company.

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Parent-Teacher Association

A parent-teacher association/organization (PTA/PTO) or parent-teacher-student association (PTSA) is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school.

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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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Phoenix (video game)

Phoenix is an outer space-themed, fixed shooter video game similar to Taito's Space Invaders and released in 1980.

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Pinterest is a web and mobile application company that operates a software system designed to discover information on the World Wide Web, mainly using images and on a shorter scale, GIFs and videos.

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In computer graphics, pixelation (or pixellation in British English) is caused by displaying a bitmap or a section of a bitmap at such a large size that individual pixels, small single-colored square display elements that comprise the bitmap, are visible.

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Pixels (2015 film)

Pixels is a 2015 action comedy film produced by Columbia Pictures, 1492 Pictures and Happy Madison Productions.

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PlayStation (console)

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

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PlayStation 2

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

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PlayStation Portable

The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a handheld game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games.

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Popular culture

Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time.

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In software engineering, porting is the process of adapting software for the purpose of achieving some form of execution in a computing environment that is different from the one that a given program (meant for such execution) was originally designed for (e.g. different CPU, operating system, or third party library).

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Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life

Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life is a 2005 book by Chris Kohler.

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Prentice Hall

Prentice Hall is a major educational publisher owned by Pearson plc.

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Pretenders (album)

Pretenders is the debut studio album by British-American band The Pretenders, released on 7 January 1980 under Real Records (Sire Records in the United States).

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Private member's bill

A private member's bill in a parliamentary system of government is a bill (proposed law) introduced into a legislature by a legislator who is not acting on behalf of the executive branch.

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Quarter (United States coin)

The quarter, short for quarter dollar, is a United States coin worth 25 cents, one-fourth of a dollar.

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Random House

Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.

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Raster graphics

In computer graphics, a raster graphics or bitmap image is a dot matrix data structure that represents a generally rectangular grid of pixels (points of color), viewable via a monitor, paper, or other display medium.

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Raw Thrills

Raw Thrills, Inc. is an arcade game entertainment company based in Skokie, Illinois.

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Rebecca Heineman

Rebecca Ann Heineman (born William Salvador Heineman) is an American video game programmer.

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Retro Gamer

Retro Gamer is a British magazine, published worldwide, covering retro video games.

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Robot Chicken

Robot Chicken is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series, created and executive produced for Adult Swim by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root.

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ROM cartridge

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.

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Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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Rowman & Littlefield

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is an independent publishing house founded in 1949.

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SAGE Publications

SAGE Publishing is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in California.

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Santa Claus

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa, is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved ("good" or "nice") children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December).

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Sarasota Journal

The Sarasota Journal was an American daily newspaper published in Sarasota, Florida, from 1952 until 1982.

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Saved game

A saved game (also sometimes called a game save, savegame, savefile, save point, or simply save) is a piece of digitally stored information about the progress of a player in a video game.

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Science Museum, London

The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London.

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Score (game)

In games, score refers to an abstract quantity associated with a player or team.

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Screen (journal)

Screen is an academic journal of film and television studies based at the John Logie Baird Centre at the University of Glasgow and published by Oxford University Press.

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Scrubs (TV series)

Scrubs (stylized as) is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001, to March 17, 2010, on NBC and later ABC.

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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.

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September 11 attacks

The September 11, 2001 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

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Shigeru Miyamoto

() is a Japanese video game designer and producer for the video game company Nintendo, currently serving as one of its representative directors.

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Shoot 'em up

Shoot 'em up (also known as shmup or STGDavies, Jonti.. GameSpy. 30 July 2008.Carless, Simon.. Game Set Watch. 5 April 2011.) is a subgenre of the shooter genre of video games.

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Simulation video game

A simulation video game describes a diverse super-category of video games, generally designed to closely simulate real world activities.

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Single-player video game

A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.

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Softalk was an American magazine of the early 1980s that focused on the Apple II computer.

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Space Battleship Yamato

is a Japanese science fiction anime series created by manga artist and director Leiji Matsumoto and writer Yoshinobu Nishizaki and animated by Academy Productions and Group TAC.

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Space Invaders (Player One song)

"Space Invaders" is a song by Australian songwriters Russell Dunlop and Bruce Brown, recording under the band name Player One (commonly stylised as Player) in 1979.

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Space Invaders Extreme

is a re-vamped incarnation of the classic arcade game Space Invaders.

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Space Invaders Get Even

is a video game by Taito for the Wii.

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Space Raiders (video game)

Space Raiders, known as Space Invaders: Invasion Day in Europe, is a 2002 update to the original 1978 Space Invaders arcade game from its creators.

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Sports game

A sports game is a video game genre that simulates the practice of sports.

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Star Wars (film)

Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas.

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Street artist

A street artist is a person who makes art in public places.

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Super Invader (video game)

Super Invader is a clone of Space Invaders written by Japanese programmer M. Hata for the Apple II and published by California Pacific Computer Company.

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Super Mario

is a series of fantasy platform games created by Nintendo featuring their mascot, Mario.

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Super Nintendo Entertainment System

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

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Swindle (magazine)

Swindle was a bi-monthly arts and culture publication founded in 2004 by artist Shepard Fairey.

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Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.

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is a Japanese video game developer and publisher of arcade hardware and mobile phones, and an operator of video arcades.

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Taito Legends

Taito Legends is a compilation of 29 arcade games released for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows.

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Taito Legends 2

Taito Legends 2 is the sequel to Taito Legends and is a follow-up collection of 39 (or 43, see below) Taito arcade games for Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows.

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Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Group is an international company originating in England that publishes books and academic journals.

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (also referred to as Terminator 2 or T2) is a 1991 American science-fiction action film co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron.

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Texas Instruments SN76477

SN76477 "complex sound generator" is a sound chip produced by Texas Instruments (TI).

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That '70s Show

That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998 to May 18, 2006.

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The Age

The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.

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The Amazing World of Gumball

The Amazing World of Gumball (also known simply as just Gumball) is an animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.

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The Atlantic

The Atlantic is an American magazine and multi-platform publisher, founded in 1857 as The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The Fifth Estate (TV series)

The Fifth Estate is an English-language, award-winning Canadian television newsmagazine.

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The Herald Journal

The Herald Journal is a daily newspaper in Logan, Utah, United States, which is published six mornings a week and serves the Cache Valley area of Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho which includes Cache County, Utah and Franklin County, Idaho.

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The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is a high-fantasy action-adventure video game series created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka.

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The New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a weekly medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society.

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The New York Times

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.

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The Observer

The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.

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The Powers of Matthew Star

The Powers of Matthew Star is an American sci-fi television series that aired from September 17, 1982 until April 8, 1983, on NBC.

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The Pretenders

The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in Hereford, England, in March 1978.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells first serialised in 1897 by Pearson's Magazine in the UK and by Cosmopolitan magazine in the US.

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The Wire (magazine)

The Wire (sometimes stylised as WIRE) is a British avant garde music magazine, founded in May 1982 by jazz promoter Anthony Wood and journalist Chrissie Murray.

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Third-person shooter

Third-person shooter (TPS) is a subgenre of 3D shooter games in which the player character is visible on-screen during gaming, and the gameplay consists primarily of shooting.

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Three Rivers Press

Three Rivers Press is the trade paperback imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House.

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Tomohiro Nishikado

is a Japanese video game developer.

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Truancy is any intentional, unjustified, unauthorized, or illegal absence from compulsory education.

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University of Virginia

The University of Virginia (U.Va. or UVA), frequently referred to simply as Virginia, is a public research university and the flagship for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Urban legend

An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is a form of modern folklore.

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Video display controller

A video display controller or VDC (also regularly called display engine, display interface) is an integrated circuit which is the main component in a video signal generator, a device responsible for the production of a TV video signal in a computing or game system.

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Video game addiction

Video game addiction (VGA) has been suggested by some in the medical community as a distinct behavioral addiction characterized by excessive or compulsive use of computer games or video games that interferes with a person's everyday life.

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Video game console

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.

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Video game controversies

Video game controversies are societal and scientific arguments about whether the content of video games changes the behavior and attitudes of a player, and whether this is reflected in video game culture overall.

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Video game culture

Video game culture is a worldwide new media subculture formed by video games.

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Video game genre

A video game genre is a classification assigned to a video game based on its gameplay interaction rather than visual or narrative differences.

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Video game industry

The video game industry is the economic sector involved in the development, marketing, and monetization of video games.

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Video game music

Video game music is the soundtrack that accompanies video games.

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Video Games Live

Video Games Live (VGL) is a concert series created by Tommy Tallarico and originally founded by Tallarico and Jack Wall.

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Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

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Warren Spector

Warren Evan Spector (born October 2, 1955) is an American role-playing and video game designer, director, writer, producer and production designer.

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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.

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Wired (magazine)

Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.

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WMS Industries

WMS Industries, Inc. is an American electronic gaming and amusement manufacturer in Enterprise, Nevada.

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Wolfenstein is a series of World War II video games, originally developed by Muse Software.

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World Video Game Hall of Fame

The World Video Game Hall of Fame is an international hall of fame that opened on June 4, 2015.

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Yellow Magic Orchestra

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band formed in Tokyo in 1978 by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals).

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Yellow Magic Orchestra (album)

Yellow Magic Orchestra is the first official studio album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who were previously known as the Yellow Magic Band.

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1978 in video gaming

1978 has several new titles such as Space Invaders, Super Breakout and Avalanche.

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1UP.com was an American entertainment website that focused on video games.

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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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