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An AAA or triple-A battery is a standard size of dry cell battery commonly used in low-drain portable electronic devices.
All Media Network (formerly All Media Guide (AMG) and AllRovi) is an American company that owns and maintains AllMusic, AllMovie, AllGame (until its closure in 2014), SideReel and Celebified.
Altered Beast is a 1988 beat 'em up arcade game developed and manufactured by Sega.
The Amiga CD32, styled "CD32" and code-named "Spellbound", was the first 32-bit home video game console released in western Europe, Australia, Canada and Brazil.
The Amstrad CPC (short for Colour Personal Computer) is a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad between 1984 and 1990.
The GX4000 is a video game console that was manufactured by Amstrad.
Analog television or analogue television is the original television technology that uses analog signals to transmit video and audio.
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.
Angry Birds Classic, formerly Angry Birds, is a casual puzzle video game developed by Rovio Entertainment.
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.
The APF Microcomputer System is a second generation 8-bit cartridge-based home video game console released in 1978 by APF Electronics Inc with six cartridges.
The Apple Bandai Pippin, stylized "PiP P!N", is a multimedia technology console, designed by Apple Computer.
A video game arcade cabinet, also known as a video arcade machine or video coin-op, is the housing within which a video arcade game's hardware resides.
An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades.
The ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore is a 32-bit processor core licensed by ARM Holdings implementing the ARMv7-A architecture.
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.
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.
The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, commonly known as the Atari 5200, is a home video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari Inc.
The Atari 7800 ProSystem, or simply the Atari 7800, is a home video game console officially released by the Atari Corporation in 1986.
The Atari Jaguar is a home video game console that was developed by Atari Corporation.
The Atari Lynx is a 16-bit handheld game console that was released by Atari Corporation in September 1989 in North America, and in Europe and Japan in 1990.
The Atari XE Video Game System (Atari XEGS) is a home video game console released by Atari Corporation in 1987.
Autostereoscopy is any method of displaying stereoscopic images (adding binocular perception of 3D depth) without the use of special headgear or glasses on the part of the viewer.
Backward compatibility is a property of a system, product, or technology that allows for interoperability with an older legacy system, or with input designed for such a system, especially in telecommunications and computing.
The Astrocade is a second generation home video game console and simple computer system designed by a team at Midway, at that time the videogame division of Bally.
is a Japanese toy maker and a producer of a large number of plastic model kits as well as a former video game company.
Bank switching is a technique used in computer design to increase the amount of usable memory beyond the amount directly addressable by the processor.
The bit (a portmanteau of binary digit) is a basic unit of information used in computing and digital communications.
Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.
Bluestacks is an American technology company that produces the BlueStacks App Player and other cloud-based cross-platform products.
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).
is an action-adventure role-playing video game released by Konami for the Game Boy Advance in 2003.
Business Wire is a company that disseminates full-text press releases from thousands of companies and organizations worldwide to news media, financial markets, disclosure systems, investors, information web sites, databases, bloggers, social networks and other audiences.
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.
Castlevania is a series of gothic fantasy action-adventure video games created and developed by Konami, centered on the Belmont family, a clan of vampire hunters, and their fight with Dracula.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a platform-adventure action role-playing game developed and published by Konami in 1997 for the PlayStation.
A CD player is an electronic device that plays audio compact discs, which are a digital optical disc data storage format.
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 Check Mii Out Channel, known as the in Europe, Oceania and Japan and Miirame in Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, was a channel for the Nintendo Wii that allowed players to share their digital avatars, called Miis, and enter them into popularity contests.
Coleco Industries, Inc. was an American company founded in 1932 by Maurice Greenberg as The Connecticut Leather Company.
The ColecoVision is Coleco Industries' second-generation home video-game console that was released in August 1982.
is a series of five home dedicated consoles, created by Nintendo and released in Japan only.
The Commodore 64 Games System (often abbreviated C64GS) is the cartridge-based home video game console version of the popular Commodore 64 home computer.
Commodore International (or Commodore International Limited) was an American home computer and electronics manufacturer founded by Jack Tramiel.
Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982.
CompactFlash (CF) is a flash memory mass storage device used mainly in portable electronic devices.
A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically via computer programming.
A console game is a form of interactive multimedia used for entertainment.
Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works.
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
A dedicated console is a video game console that is dedicated to a built in game or games, and is not equipped for additional games, via cartridges, discs or other media.
Digital electronics or digital (electronic) circuits are electronics that operate on digital signals.
Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.
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.
Donkey Kong Country is a 1994 platform game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).
Downloadable content (DLC) is additional content created for a released video game.
The is a home video game console released by Sega on November 27, 1998 in Japan, September 9, 1999 in North America, and October 14, 1999 in Europe.
DVD (an abbreviation of "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips and Sony in 1995.
A DVD player is a device that plays DVD discs produced under both the DVD-Video and DVD-Audio technical standards, two different and incompatible standards.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (also referred to simply as E.T.) is a 1982 adventure video game developed and published by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600 video game console.
In the history of video games, the eighth generation includes consoles released since by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010 (E3 2010) was the 16th Electronic Entertainment Expo held.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is a monthly American video game magazine.
Electronics is the discipline dealing with the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons in a vacuum, in gaseous media, and in semiconductors.
The Emotion Engine is a central processing unit developed and manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment and Toshiba for use in the PlayStation 2 video game console.
Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.
The Epoch Game Pocket Computer is a handheld game console released by Epoch in Japan in 1984.
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.
The Everybody Votes Channel was a Wii Menu channel that allowed users to vote in simple opinion polls and compare and contrast opinions with those of friends, family and voters across the globe.
Everyday Shooter (known as Riff: Everyday Shooter in Europe) is an independent video game developed by Jonathan Mak.
The Fairchild Channel F is a home video game console released by Fairchild Semiconductor in November 1976 across North America at the retail price of $169.95.
The, sometimes shortened as the or simply the, and abbreviated as the FDS or FCD, is a peripheral for Nintendo's Family Computer home video game console, released only in Japan on February 21, 1986.
A floppy disk, also called a floppy, diskette, or just disk, is a type of disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles.
Flow (stylized as flOw) is an indie video game created by Jenova Chen and Nicholas Clark.
The is a fifth-generation home video game console released in 1993 by Fujitsu, exclusively for the Japanese market.
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.
Game & Watch (Gēmu & Uotchi; called Tricotronic in West Germany and Austria) is a line of handheld electronic games produced by Nintendo from 1980 to 1991.
The is an 8-bit handheld game console which was developed and manufactured by Nintendo and first released on the 100th anniversary of Nintendo in Japan on, in North America on and in Europe on.
The Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo as the successor to the Game Boy Color.
The, released in February 2003, is an upgraded version of Nintendo's Game Boy Advance.
The Game Boy Color (GBC) is a handheld game console manufactured by Nintendo, which was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and was released in November of the same year in international markets.
(stylized as GAME BOY micro) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
The (DOL-017) is a device made by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube which enables Game Boy, Game Boy Color, or Game Boy Advance cartridges to be played on a television.
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.
The is an 8-bit fourth generation handheld game console released by Sega on October 6, 1990 in Japan, in April throughout North America and Europe, and during 1992 in Australia.
Game Park was a South Korean company that was founded in 1996 and went bankrupt in March 2007.
The Game.com is a handheld game console released by Tiger Electronics in August 1997.
The GameCube is a home video game console released by Nintendo in Japan and North America in 2001 and Europe and Australia in 2002.
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.
GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.
GameSpy was a provider of online multiplayer and matchmaking middleware for video games.
GamesRadar+ is an entertainment website dedicated to video game-related news, previews and reviews, that is owned by Future Publishing (a subsidiary of Future plc).
The GameStick is a video game console developed by PlayJam.
GD-ROM (an abbreviation of "Gigabyte Disc Read-Only Memory") is a proprietary optical disc format originally used for the Dreamcast video game console, as well as its arcade counterpart, the Sega NAOMI and select Triforce arcade board titles.
General Instrument (GI) was an American electronics manufacturer based in Horsham, Pennsylvania, specializing in semiconductors and cable television equipment.
The Genesis Nomad (also known as Sega Nomad) is a handheld game console by Sega released in North America in October 1995.
The Gizmondo is a handheld gaming console developed by Tiger Telematics.
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.
The golden age of arcade video games was the era when arcade video games entered pop culture and became a dominant cultural force.
The GP2X is a Linux-based handheld video game console and portable media player developed by South Korean company GamePark Holdings.
The GP2X Wiz is a handheld game console and portable media player developed by South Korean company GamePark Holdings running a Linux kernel-based embedded operating system.
The GP32 (GamePark 32) is a handheld game console developed by the Korean company Game Park.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (グランツーリスモ5 プロローグ, Guran Tsūrisumo 5 Purorōgu) is a racing video game developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3.
Grandia is a role-playing video game, developed by Game Arts and published by ESP Software for the Sega Saturn console as the first game in their Grandia series.
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.
A handheld game console is a small, portable self-contained video game console with a built-in screen, game controls, and speakers.
A handheld TV game or just TV game or a plug and play game is an interactive entertainment device designed for use on a television set that integrates the video game console with the game controller.
is a Japanese businessman and was the former President and CEO of Sega Enterprises, Ltd from 1983 to 1999.
HD DVD (short for High Definition Digital Versatile Disc) is a discontinued high-density optical disc format for storing data and playback of high-definition video.
High Score!: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games is a book published in April 2002 by McGraw-Hill Osborne Media.
The high-definition optical disc format war was between the Blu-ray and HD DVD optical disc standards for storing high-definition video and audio; it took place between 2006 and 2008 and was won by Blu-ray Disc.
High-definition video is video of higher resolution and quality than standard-definition.
The history of video games goes as far back as the early 1950s, when academic computer scientists began designing simple games and simulations as part of their research.
Home computers were a class of microcomputers entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.
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.
Homebrew is a term frequently applied to video games or other software produced by consumers to target proprietary hardware platforms (usually with hardware restrictions) not typically user-programmable or that use proprietary storage methods.
The is a ROM cartridge in the form of a card, designed by Hudson Soft for NEC's PC-Engine and PC Engine SuperGrafx video game consoles, which premiered in 1987 and 1989, respectively.
, commonly known by its brand name Hudson, was a Japanese video game company that released numerous games for video game consoles, home computers and mobile phones, mainly from the 1980s to the 2000s.
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.
An image (from imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person, thus providing a depiction of it.
In computer graphics and digital imaging, image scaling refers to the resizing of a digital image.
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.
The Intellivision is a home video game console released by Mattel Electronics in 1979.
International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) is a Chinese-owned, American-based media, data and marketing services and venture capital organization.
iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.
iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The iPhone line of products use Apple's iOS mobile operating system software.
The iPod Touch (stylized and marketed as iPod touch) is an iOS-based all-purpose mobile device designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-controlled user interface.
Information technology infrastructure is defined broadly as a set of information technology (IT) components that are the foundation of an IT service; typically physical components (computer and networking hardware and facilities), but also various software and network components.
Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity and merchandising.
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.
Kinect (codenamed Project Natal during development) is a line of motion sensing input devices that was produced by Microsoft for Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game consoles and Microsoft Windows PCs.
Kirby is a series of Action video games developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo.
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, known in Japan as Korokoro Kirby, is an action puzzle video game published and developed by Nintendo for the Game Boy Color handheld video game console.
, commonly referred to as Konami, is a Japanese entertainment and gaming conglomerate.
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.
As a hit-driven business, the great majority of the video game industry's software releases have been commercial failures.
This is a list of games and applications, collectively known as DSiWare, for the Nintendo DSi handheld game console, available for download via the DSi Shop.
The following is a list of arcade system boards released by Sega.
Lists of video game consoles is split into the following articles.
The Xbox 360 gaming console has received updates from Microsoft since its launch in 2005 that enable it to play select games from its predecessor, Xbox.
A loudspeaker (or loud-speaker or speaker) is an electroacoustic transducer; which converts an electrical audio signal into a corresponding sound.
Magnavox (Latin for "great voice") (stylized as MAGNAVOX) is an American electronics company founded in the United States.
The Magnavox Odyssey is the first commercial home video game console.
The Magnavox Odyssey is a general brand name of the company's complete line of home video game consoles released from 1972 through 1978.
The Magnavox Odyssey², also known as Philips Odyssey² is a second generation home video game console released in 1978.
Magnetic storage or magnetic recording is the storage of data on a magnetized medium.
The is a third-generation home video game console that was manufactured by Sega.
Mattel, Inc. is an American multinational toy manufacturing company founded in 1945 with headquarters in El Segundo, California.
McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) is a learning science company and one of the "big three" educational publishers that provides customized educational content, software, and services for pre-K through postgraduate education.
A memory card, flash card or memory cartridge is an electronic flash memory data storage device used for storing digital information.
Memory Stick is a removable flash memory card format, originally launched by Sony in late 1998.
A microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer with a microprocessor as its central processing unit (CPU).
A microconsole is a type of video game console.
Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
The Microvision is the first handheld game console that used interchangeable cartridges.
The Milton Bradley Company was an American board game manufacturer established by Milton Bradley in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1860.
is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
MiniDVD (also Mini DVD or miniDVD) is a DVD disc which is in diameter.
A mobile phone, known as a cell phone in North America, is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area.
Motion blur is the apparent streaking of moving objects in a photograph or a sequence of frames, such as a film or animation.
The Motorola 68000 ("'sixty-eight-thousand'"; also called the m68k or Motorola 68k, "sixty-eight-kay") is a 16/32-bit CISC microprocessor, which implements a 32-bit instruction set, with 32-bit registers and 32-bit internal data bus, but with a 16-bit data ALU and two 16-bit arithmetic ALUs and a 16-bit external data bus, designed and marketed by Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector.
An MP3 player or Digital Audio Player is an electronic device that can play digital audio files.
The N-Gage (a pun on the word “engage”) is a PDA combining features of a telephone and a handheld game system developed by Nokia, announced on 4 November 2002 and released on 7 October 2003.
The N-Gage service (also referred to as N-Gage 2.0) was a mobile gaming platform from Nokia that was available for several Nokia smartphones running on S60 (Symbian).
The N-Gage QD is a handheld game console and smartphone by Nokia, and a redesign of the N-Gage. It was unveiled on April 14, 2004, and was released on May 26, 2004, running the same Symbian OS v6.0 with Series 60 1st Edition FP1. It revised the device's physical design, being smaller and rounder. It corrected the flaw of the cartridge slot with a more convenient one on the bottom of the device. This design also moved the earpiece to the face of the device, rather than on the side, as in the previous model. The device retailed at a lower price compared to the original N-Gage device, aided by the fact that it was usually sold with service contracts and applicable subsidies. For instance, in the United States the N-Gage QD was available as a prepaid phone offered by Cingular at retail games stores such as Electronics Boutique and GameStop. Hardware specifications: Weight:, dimensions:.
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.
is a Japanese multinational provider of information technology (IT) services and products, headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.
Neo Geo is a family of video game hardware developed by SNK.
The, stylised as NEO・GEO, also written as NEOGEO, is a cartridge-based arcade system board and fourth-generation home video game console released on April 26, 1990, by Japanese game company SNK Corporation.
is the second home video game console of SNK Corporation's Neo Geo family, released in September 9, 1994, four years after its cartridge-based equivalent.
The Neo Geo Pocket is a monochrome handheld game console released by SNK.
The Neo Geo Pocket Color (also stylized as NEOGEOPOCKET COLOR, often abbreviated NGPC), is a 16-bit color handheld video game console manufactured by SNK.
Netflix, Inc. is an American over-the-top media services provider, headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
Next Generation (also known as NextGen) was a video game magazine that was published by Imagine Media (now Future Network USA).
NFL Sports Talk Football '93 is an American football video game featuring Joe Montana, released in 1992.
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, stylized as NINTENDO64 and abbreviated to N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console for the international market.
The Nintendo Channel, known as the Everybody's Nintendo Channel (みんなのニンテンドーチャンネル Minna no Nintendō Channeru) in Japan, is an unsupported online service through the use of WiiConnect24 on the Wii by Nintendo.
The Nintendo DS, or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo.
The is a dual-screen handheld game console released by 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.
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.
The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major video game console developed by Nintendo.
Nokia is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company, founded in 1865.
ntoskrnl.exe (short for Windows NT operating system kernel), also known as kernel image, provides the kernel and executive layers of the Windows NT kernel space, and is responsible for various system services such as hardware virtualization, process and memory management, thus making it a fundamental part of the system.
The Nvidia Shield (stylized SHIELD), also known as the Shield Android TV or Shield Console, is an Android TV-based digital media player produced by Nvidia as part of its Shield brand of Android devices.
An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound that emits light in response to an electric current.
Online console gaming involves connecting a console to a network over the Internet for services.
The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.
The Ouya, stylized as OUYA, is an Android-based microconsole developed by Ouya Inc.
, stylized as PAC-MAN, is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan as Puck Man in May 1980.
Phase Alternating Line (PAL) is a color encoding system for analogue television used in broadcast television systems in most countries broadcasting at 625-line / 50 field (25 frame) per second (576i).
Palm OS (also known as Garnet OS) is a discontinued mobile operating system initially developed by Palm, Inc., for personal digital assistants (PDAs) in 1996.
, formerly known as, is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.
The Pandora is a handheld game console and mobile personal computer originally released in 2010. It is designed to take advantage of existing free and open-source software and to be a target for homebrew development. It includes several features that no handheld game consoles have previously had, making it a cross between a handheld game console and a subnotebook. It is developed and produced by OpenPandora, which is made up of former distributors and community members of the GP32 and GP2X handhelds. Until 2013 multiple batches of slightly updated Pandora variants were produced. In 2014 the development of a redesigned and upgraded successor, called DragonBox Pyra, was started.
The is a 32-bit home video game console made by NEC Home Electronics.
A personal digital assistant (PDA), also known as a handheld PC, is a variety mobile device which functions as a personal information manager.
Phantasy Star Online is an online role-playing game (RPG) developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega in 2000 for the Dreamcast.
Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips, stylized as PHILIPS) is a Dutch multinational technology company headquartered in Amsterdam currently focused in the area of healthcare.
Pixel art is a form of digital art, created through the use of software, where images are edited on the pixel level.
is a gaming brand that consists of four home video game consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines.
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.
The PlayStation 2 (PS2) is a home video game console that was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
PlayStation Home (which was also marketed and referred to as Home) was a virtual 3D social gaming platform developed by Sony Computer Entertainment's London Studio for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) on the PlayStation Network (PSN).
is a motion game controller developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
PlayStation Network (PSN) is a digital media entertainment service provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a handheld game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
PlayStation TV (abbreviated to PS TV), known in Japan and other parts of Asia as the PlayStation Vita TV or PS Vita TV, is a microconsole, and a non-handheld variant of the PlayStation Vita handheld game console.
The PlayStation Vita (officially abbreviated PS Vita or Vita) is a handheld game console developed and released by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation Vita system software is the official firmware and operating system for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV video game consoles.
is a media franchise managed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures.
Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games.
PowerVR is a division of Imagination Technologies (formerly VideoLogic) that develops hardware and software for 2D and 3D rendering, and for video encoding, decoding, associated image processing and DirectX, OpenGL ES, OpenVG, and OpenCL acceleration.
A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components or electrical components using conductive tracks, pads and other features etched from one or more sheet layers of copper laminated onto and/or between sheet layers of a non-conductive substrate.
A proprietary format is a file format of a company, organization, or individual that contains data that is ordered and stored according to a particular encoding-scheme, designed by the company or organization to be secret, such that the decoding and interpretation of this stored data is easily accomplished only with particular software or hardware that the company itself has developed.
R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy), released in Japan as the, is an accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Ralph Henry Baer (born Rudolf Heinrich Baer; March 8, 1922 – December 6, 2014) was a German-born American inventor, game developer, and engineer.
The RCA Studio II is a home video game console made by RCA that debuted in January 1977.
Read-only memory (ROM) is a type of non-volatile memory used in computers and other electronic devices.
Retro Gamer is a British magazine, published worldwide, covering retro video games.
A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer— capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically.
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.
The S60 Platform (formerly Series 60 User Interface) was a software platform for smartphones that runs on the Symbian operating system.
is a Japanese media franchise created by Ouji Hiroi, and is developed and formally licensed by Red Entertainment and Sega (who also owns the franchise).
Sanders Associates was a defense contractor in Nashua, New Hampshire, United States, from 1951 until it was sold in 1986.
Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and one of the world's top academic journals.
Sears, Roebuck and Company, colloquially known as Sears, is an American chain of department stores founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in 1892, reincorporated (a formality for a history-making consumer sector initial public offering) by Richard Sears and new partner Julius Rosenwald in 1906.
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.
The Sega CD, released as the in most regions outside North America and Brazil, is a CD-ROM accessory for the Sega Genesis video game console designed and produced by Sega as part of the fourth generation of video game consoles.
The Sega Genesis, known as the in regions outside of North America, is a 16-bit home video game console developed and sold by Sega.
The Sega Pico, also known as is an educational video game console by Sega Toys.
The is a 32-bit fifth-generation home video game console developed by Sega and released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America, and July 8, 1995 in Europe.
Serial ATA (SATA, abbreviated from Serial AT Attachment) is a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives, optical drives, and solid-state drives.
A set-top box (STB) or set-top unit (STU) (one type also colloquially known as a cable box) is an information appliance device that generally contains a TV-tuner input and displays output to a television set and an external source of signal, turning the source signal into content in a form that then be displayed on the television screen or other display device.
The also known as the Sega Computer Video Game SG-1000, is a home video game console manufactured by Sega and released in Japan, Australia, and other regions.
Shatterhand is a side-scrolling action game for the Nintendo Entertainment System developed by Natsume and published by Jaleco in North America in 1991 and in Europe in 1992.
A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card (ICC), is any pocket-sized card that has embedded integrated circuits.
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.
is a Japanese video game hardware and software company, successor to the Shin Nihon Kikaku and current owner of the SNK video game brand and Neo Geo video game platform.
A solid-state drive (SSD) is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently.
Solitaire is any tabletop game which one can play by oneself.
is a 1998 platform game for Sega's Dreamcast video game console, and the first main Sonic the Hedgehog game to feature 3D gameplay.
is a platform game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis console.
is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (abbreviated as SIE and formerly known as Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Sony Network Entertainment International) is a multinational video game and digital entertainment company and is a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Consumer Products and Services Group of Sony Corporation.
is an arcade game created by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978.
Splatoon 2 is a team-based third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.
In computer graphics, a sprite is a two-dimensional bitmap that is integrated into a larger scene.
was a Japanese video game company founded in September 1986 by Masafumi Miyamoto.
Star Fox, released as Starwing in Europe, is a 1993 rail shooter video game co-developed by Argonaut Software and Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).
The Starpath Supercharger (originally called the Arcadia Supercharger) is an expansion peripheral cartridge created by Starpath, for playing cassette-based proprietary games on the Atari 2600 video game console.
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.
Super Mario 64 is a 1996 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64.
Super Mario Bros. is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo.
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The Super NES CD-ROM System (commonly shortened as the SNES-CD), also known as the Super Famicom CD-ROM Adapter, was an unreleased video game peripheral for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).
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.
A tape drive is a data storage device that reads and writes data on a magnetic tape.
The Tapwave Zodiac is a discontinued mobile entertainment console.
The Telstar is a series of video game consoles produced by Coleco from 1976 to 1978.
Tetris (Тетрис) is a tile-matching puzzle video game, originally designed and programmed by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov.
is a puzzle video game for the Game Boy released in 1989.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64.
A touchscreen is an input and output device normally layered on the top of an electronic visual display of an information processing system.
The TurboDuo is a fourth-generation video game console developed by NEC Home Electronics and Hudson Soft for the North American market.
The TurboExpress is a handheld video game console by NEC Home Electronics, released in late 1990 in Japan and the United States as the TurboExpress Handheld Entertainment System.
The TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem, known in Japan and France as the, is a home video game console jointly developed by Hudson Soft and NEC Home Electronics, released in Japan on October 30, 1987 and in the United States on August 29, 1989.
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 term unlockable games refers to full video games that can be unlocked within another video game, often as easter eggs.
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.
Vector graphics are computer graphics images that are defined in terms of 2D points, which are connected by lines and curves to form polygons and other shapes.
A vector monitor or vector display is a display device used for computer graphics up through the 1970s.
Vectorman is a series of run and gun platform games developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.
VG247 (stylized as VG24/7) is a video game blog published in the United Kingdom, founded in February 2008 by industry veteran Patrick Garratt.
Video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media.
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
A video game clone is either a video game (or series) which is very similar to or heavily inspired by a previous popular game or series.
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.
Virtua Racing or V.R. for short, is a Formula One racing arcade game, developed by Sega AM2 and released in 1992.
The Virtual Boy is a 32-bit table-top video game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
, 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.
Warhawk is a multiplayer third-person shooter video game developed by Incognito Entertainment for the PlayStation 3.
WarioWare: Twisted! is a puzzle video game for Game Boy Advance by Nintendo.
A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for accessing information on the World Wide Web.
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.
The is an expansion device for the Wii Remote video game controller for the Wii that allows it to capture complex motion more accurately.
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.
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.
The is a handheld game console released in Japan by Bandai.
In computing, a word is the natural unit of data used by a particular processor design.
Xbox is a video gaming brand created and owned by Microsoft.
The Xbox is a home video game console and the first installment in the Xbox series of consoles manufactured by Microsoft.
The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.
The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player was an accessory for the Xbox 360 console that enables the playback of movies on HD DVD discs.
The Xbox 360 video game console is subject to a number of technical problems and failures that can render it unusable.
Xbox Live is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft.
Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft.
The XrossMediaBar (pronounced "CrossMediaBar" or "cross-media bar" and officially abbreviated as XMB) is a graphical user interface developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
Ziff Davis, LLC is an American publisher and Internet company.
The 32X is an add-on for the Sega Genesis video game console.
The 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, often called simply the 3DO, is a home video game console platform developed by The 3DO Company.
3G, short for third generation, is the third generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology.
The 64DD, colloquially referred to as the Nintendo 64DD, is a magnetic disk drive peripheral for the Nintendo 64 game console developed by Nintendo.
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