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AAA (pronounced "triple-A") is an informal classification used for video games produced and distributed by a mid-sized or major publisher, typically having higher development and marketing budgets.
ABC-CLIO, LLC is a publishing company for academic reference works and periodicals primarily on topics such as history and social sciences for educational and public library settings.
Infogrames North America, Inc. (formerly Accolade, Inc.) was an American video game developer and publisher based in San Jose, California.
Activision Publishing, Inc. is an American video game publisher.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is an American interactive entertainment company.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, California, that develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets.
Alan Miller is an early game designer and programmer for the Atari 2600 who co-founded video game companies Activision and Accolade.
Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov (born 14 March 1956) is a Russian video game designer and computer engineer who developed Tetris while working for the Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, a Soviet government-founded R&D center.
AMD CrossFire (also known as CrossFireX) is a brand name for the multi-GPU technology by Advanced Micro Devices, originally developed by ATI Technologies.
AmigaOS is a family of proprietary native operating systems of the Amiga and AmigaOne personal computers.
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.
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.
Anita Sarkeesian (born 1983) is a Canadian-American feminist media critic, blogger, and public speaker.
Anno is a real-time strategy video game series with business simulation and city building elements.
The App Store is a digital distribution platform, developed and maintained by Apple Inc., for mobile apps on its iOS operating system.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
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.
An artist is a person engaged in an activity related to creating art, practicing the arts, or demonstrating an art.
Ascaron Entertainment was a video game developer based in Germany.
The Asia Game Show (亞洲遊戲展), also known as AGS, is an annual video game expo held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong.
Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as APAC, Asia-Pac, AsPac, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean.
Assassin's Creed is a franchise centered on an action-adventure video game series developed by Ubisoft.
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.
Atari, Inc. was an American video game developer and home computer company founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.
Atari, SA (formerly Infogrames Entertainment, SA) is a French holding company headquartered in Paris.
An audiophile is a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction.
Augmented Reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment whose elements are "augmented" by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory, and olfactory.
BASIC (an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use.
Basic Books is a book publisher founded in 1952 and located in New York, now an imprint of Hachette Books.
Battlefield is a series of first-person shooter video games that started out on Microsoft Windows and OS X with Battlefield 1942, which was released in 2002.
Behaviour Interactive Inc. (Behaviour Intéractif Inc., stylized as bE HAVIOUR) is a Canadian video game development studio specializing in the production of 2D and 3D action/adventure games for home video game consoles, handheld game consoles and personal computers.
Bertie the Brain was an early computer game, and one of the first games developed in the early history of video games.
Bigpoint GmbH is a German video game developer.
BioWare is a Canadian video game developer located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
BlizzCon is an annual gaming convention held by Blizzard Entertainment to promote its major franchises Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch.
Blockbuster LLC, formerly Blockbuster Entertainment, Inc., and also known as Blockbuster Video or simply Blockbuster, was an American-based provider of home movie and video game rental services through video rental shops, DVD-by-mail, streaming, video on demand, and cinema theater.
Bloomberg Businessweek is an American weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P. Businessweek was founded in 1929.
Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Blue Byte GmbH is a video game developer and publisher based in Düsseldorf.
Braid is a platform and puzzle video game developed by Number None.
Licensing means renting or leasing of an intangible asset.
Brasil Game Show (known by the initials BGS and originally titled Rio Game Show (RGS)) is a yearly Brazilian video game convention organized by business executive Marcelo Tavares, that is currently held in São Paulo and is the largest gaming convention in Latin America.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a unit of the United States Department of Labor.
A business cluster is a geographic concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field.
Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Société Radio-Canada), branded as CBC/Radio-Canada, is a Canadian federal Crown corporation that serves as the national public broadcaster for both radio and television.
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), also known as The Ex, is an annual event that takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, during the 18 days leading up to and including Canadian Labour Day, the first Monday in September.
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.
Castle Crashers is a 2D beat 'em up video game developed by The Behemoth.
A casual game is a video game targeted at or used by casual gamers.
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.
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.
Cheating in video games involves a video game player using non-standard methods to create an advantage or disadvantage beyond normal gameplay, in order to make the game easier or harder.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
ChinaJoy or China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference is a digital entertainment expo held annually in Shanghai, China.
The cinema of the United States, often metonymously referred to as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on the film industry in general since the early 20th century.
Civilization is a series of turn-based strategy video games, its first release in 1991.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
The Codemasters Software Company Limited (formerly Electric Games Company Limited), doing business as Codemasters, is a British video game developer and publisher founded by David Darling and his brother Richard in 1986.
Colin McRae: Dirt (Dirt in North America, stylised as colin mcrae DiRT) is a racing video game developed and published by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Cologne (Köln,, Kölle) is the largest city in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth most populated city in Germany (after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich).
The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982).
Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982.
Computer Space is a space combat arcade game developed in 1971 as one of the last games created in the early history of video games.
Conservatism is a political and social philosophy promoting traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization.
A convenience store or convenience shop is a small retail business that stocks a range of everyday items such as groceries, snack foods, confectionery, soft drinks, tobacco products, over-the-counter drugs, toiletries, newspapers, and magazines.
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.
Counter-Strike (also known as Half-Life: Counter-Strike) is a first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation.
Covermount (sometimes written cover mount) is the name given to storage media (containing software and or audiovisual media) or other products (ranging from toys to flip-flops) packaged as part of a magazine or newspaper.
Crysis is a first-person shooter video game series developed by German developer Crytek and published by Electronic Arts.
Crytek GmbH is a German video game and software developer, based in Frankfurt, Germany.
In law and government, de facto (or;, "in fact") describes practices that exist in reality, even if not legally recognised by official laws.
Deck 13 Interactive GmbH (formerly TriggerLab GmbH), doing business as Deck13, is a German video game developer and publisher based in Frankfurt, Germany.
Deep Silver is the video game publishing division of German multinational corporation Koch Media, based in Planegg, Germany.
Digital distribution (also referred to as content delivery, online distribution, or electronic software distribution (ESD), among others) is the delivery or distribution of media content such as audio, video, software and video games.
Digital rights management (DRM) is a set of access control technologies for restricting the use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works.
Don't Starve is an open world survival video game developed by the Canadian indie company Klei Entertainment.
Doom (typeset as DOOM in official documents and stylized as DooM in other media) is a 1993 first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software.
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.
DTP Entertainment AG (formerly known as DTP Neue Medien AG) was a German video game publisher, founded in 1995 by Thomas Baur and located in Hamburg.
EA Phenomic was a real-time strategy video game developer, headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, and founded as Phenomic Game Development in 1997 by Volker Wertich, who had previous worked in Blue Byte and developed The Settlers and The Settlers III.
EB Games Expo, commonly known as EB Expo or EBX, is a video game trade fair / convention held annually in Australia.
eBay Inc. is a multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.
One classical breakdown of economic activity distinguishes three sectors.
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.
Edward Uhler Condon (March 2, 1902 – March 26, 1974) was a distinguished American nuclear physicist, a pioneer in quantum mechanics, and a participant in the development of radar and nuclear weapons during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project.
Egosoft GmbH (formerly Ego Software) is a German video game developer based in Würselen, Germany.
In the history of video games, the eighth generation includes consoles released since by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly referred to as E3, is a premier trade event for the video game industry.
Ellen Goodman (née Holtz; born April 11, 1941) is an American journalist and syndicated columnist.
Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the trade association of the video game industry in the United States.
Epic Games, Inc. (formerly Potomac Computer Systems and later Epic MegaGames, Inc.) is an American video game and software development corporation based in Cary, North Carolina.
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.
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.
Fable is a series of action role-playing video games for Xbox, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms.
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
Fallout is a series of post-apocalyptic role-playing video games.
Far Cry is a franchise of first-person shooter video games, all of which have been published by Ubisoft.
Ferranti or Ferranti International plc was a UK electrical engineering and equipment firm that operated for over a century from 1885 until it went bankrupt in 1993.
The Festival of Britain was a national exhibition and fair that reached millions of visitors throughout the United Kingdom in the summer of 1951.
The fez (more correctly ṭarbūsh from the Persian sarpūsh) is a felt headdress in the shape of a short cylindrical peakless hat, usually red, and sometimes with a tassel attached to the top.
FIFA, also known as FIFA Football or FIFA Soccer, is a series of association football video games or football simulator, released annually by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label.
FIFA Manager (short: FIFAM) was an association football series of sport management games published by Electronic Arts.
The film industry or motion picture industry comprises the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking, i.e., film production companies, film studios, cinematography, animation, film production, screenwriting, pre-production, post production, film festivals, distribution; and actors, film directors, and other film crew personnel.
Final Fantasy is a science fiction and fantasy media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and developed and owned by Square Enix (formerly Square).
Forbes is an American business magazine.
Frankfurt, officially the City of Frankfurt am Main ("Frankfurt on the Main"), is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany.
Free-to-play (F2P or FtP) video games are games that give players access to a significant portion of their content without paying.
Freemium is a pricing strategy by which a product or service (typically a digital offering or an application such as software, media, games or web services) is provided free of charge, but money (premium) is charged for additional features, services, or virtual goods.
Future plc is a British media company founded in 1985.
Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.
Game Digital plc is the parent company of Game Retail Limited, a British video game company that trades under the Game brand, stylised as GAME.
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.
Game design is the art of applying design and aesthetics to create a game for entertainment or for educational, exercise, or experimental purposes.
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking.
A game development tool is a specialized software application that assists or facilitates the making of a video game.
A game engine is a software development environment designed for people to build video games.
Game testing, a subset of game development, is a software testing process for quality control of video games.
Gameforge is a provider of online games.
Gamescom (stylized as gamescom) is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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.
GameStop Corp. (known simply as GameStop) is an American video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer.
A gaming convention is a gathering centered on role-playing games, collectible card games, miniatures wargames, board games, video games, or other types of games.
Gütersloh is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in the area of Westphalia and the administrative region of Detmold.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
The golden age of arcade video games was the era when arcade video games entered pop culture and became a dominant cultural force.
Goodgame Studios is an online games company founded in 2009 and based in Hamburg, Germany, and part of the Stillfront Group since 2018.
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Google Groups is a service from Google that provides discussion groups for people sharing common interests.
Google Play (previously Android Market) is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google.
Gothic is an action role-playing game franchise, created and owned by Piranha Bytes.
Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is an action-adventure video game series created by David Jones and Mike Dailly; the later titles of which were created by brothers Dan and Sam Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut.
The graphical user interface (GUI), is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, instead of text-based user interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.
A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device.
Infogrames Studios Limited (formerly Gremlin Graphics Software Limited and later Gremlin Interactive Limited)https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/01805165 was a British software house based in Sheffield, working mostly in the home computer market.
Half-Life (stylized as HλLF-LIFE) is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve and published by Sierra Studios for Microsoft Windows in 1998.
Halo 3 is a 2007 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie for the Xbox 360 console.
was a Japanese businessman.
A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time.
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.
Imagine Publishing was a UK-based magazine publisher, which published a number of video games, computing, creative and lifestyle magazines.
Independent video game development, or indie game development, is the video game development process of creating indie games; these are video games, commonly created by individual or small teams of video game developers and usually without significant financial support of a video game publisher or other outside source.
Articles pertaining to games and gaming include.
An independent video game, or an indie game, is a video game that is often created without the financial support of a publisher, although some games funded by a publisher are still considered "indie".
Ingress is a location-based, augmented-reality mobile game developed by Niantic.
Intel Corporation (stylized as intel) is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.
iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.
IT News Africa is a Johannesburg-based technology news website.
John Bruce "Jack" Thompson (born July 25, 1951) is an American activist and disbarred attorney, based in Coral Gables, Florida.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
A job, or occupation, is a person's role in society.
John D. Carmack (born August 20, 1970) is an American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman.
Jonathan Blow (born 1971) is an American video game designer and programmer, who is best known as the creator of the independent video games Braid (2008) and The Witness (2016), both of which were released to critical acclaim.
Kalypso Media GmbH, commonly referred to as just Kalypso, is a German video game developer and publisher.
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.
Koch Media GmbH is a German media enterprise started in February 1994 by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz.
Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.
League of Legends (abbreviated LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and macOS.
Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy.
Level design, environment design, or game mapping is a discipline of game development involving creation of video game levels—locales, stages, or missions.
Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game developed by independent studio Playdead.
Ubisoft is a French video game publisher headquartered in Montreuil, founded in March 1986 by the Guillemot brothers.
Below is a list of notable people who work or have worked in the video game industry.
This is a list of all video game lists on Wikipedia, sorted by varying classifications.
LittleBigPlanet (LBP) is a puzzle platform video game series created by Media Molecule and published by Sony Computer Entertainment on multiple PlayStation platforms.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
The family of Macintosh operating systems developed by Apple Inc. includes the graphical user interface-based operating systems it has designed for use with its Macintosh series of personal computers since 1984, as well as the related system software it once created for compatible third-party systems.
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 Mail & Guardian is a South African weekly newspaper, published by M&G Media in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Major League Gaming Corp. (MLG) is a professional eSports organization.
() is a fictional character in the ''Mario'' video game franchise, owned by Nintendo and created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.
Mario A. Segale (born April 30, 1934) is an American businessman and real estate developer.
Market share is the percentage of a market (defined in terms of either units or revenue) accounted for by a specific entity.
Mass Effect is a science fiction action role-playing third-person shooter video game series developed by the Canadian company BioWare and released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows, with the third installment also released on the Wii U. The fourth game was released on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March 2017.
Media Molecule Ltd. is a British first-party video game developer based in Guildford in Surrey.
is a series of action-adventure stealth video games, created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami.
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.
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.
Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish game designer Markus Persson, better known as Notch, who later went on to found Mojang, which has since been the developer and publisher of Minecraft.
A mobile game is a video game played on a feature phone, smartphone/tablet, smartwatch, PDA, portable media player or graphing calculator.
A mod (short for "modification") is an alteration that changes some aspects or one aspect of a video game, such as how it looks or behaves.
Mortal Kombat may refer to.
MSX is a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983, and marketed by Kazuhiko Nishi, then Vice-president at Microsoft Japan and Director at ASCII Corporation.
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.
The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and selling live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent music creators.
A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented.
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.
The NBA 2K series is a series of basketball simulation video games developed and released annually since 1999.
Niantic, Inc. is an American software development company based in San Francisco, which is best known for developing the augmented reality mobile games Ingress, Pokémon Go and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Nim is a mathematical game of strategy in which two players take turns removing objects from distinct heaps.
The Nimrod, built in the United Kingdom by Ferranti for the 1951 Festival of Britain, was an early computer custom-built to play a computer game, one of the first games developed in the early history of video games.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.
The Northeastern United States, also referred to as the American Northeast or simply the Northeast, is a geographical region of the United States bordered to the north by Canada, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Southern United States, and to the west by the Midwestern United States.
NTSC, named after the National Television System Committee,National Television System Committee (1951–1953),, 17 v. illus., diagrs., tables.
Nvidia Corporation (most commonly referred to as Nvidia, stylized as NVIDIA, or (due to their logo) nVIDIA) is an American technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California.
Nvision, stylized as NVISION, is a stand-alone event organized by NVIDIA to promote visual computing among enthusiasts and journalists.
Ocean Software Ltd (also known in the United States as Ocean of America, Inc.), commonly referred to as Ocean, was a British software development company, that became one of the biggest European video game developers and publishers of the 1980s and 1990s.
The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.
An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.
Origin Systems, Inc. (sometimes abbreviated as OSI) was an American video game developer based in Austin, Texas, which was active from 1983 to 2004.
The Ottawa Citizen is an English-language daily newspaper owned by Postmedia Network in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
, 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).
PAX (originally known as Penny Arcade Expo) is an overall term used to refer to a series of gaming culture festivals that involve; tabletop gaming, arcade gaming, and video gaming.
PC 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.
The, commonly shortened to PC-88, are a brand of Zilog Z80-based home computers released by Nippon Electric Company (NEC) in 1981 in Japan, where it became very popular.
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
PhysX is a proprietary realtime physics engine middleware SDK.
Pluto 13 GmbH, doing business as Piranha Bytes, is a German video game developer based in Essen.
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.
is a media franchise managed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures.
Pokémon Go is an augmented reality (AR) game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices, initially released in select countries in July 2016.
A politicized issue or hot-button issue is a social, economic, theological, spiritual, scientific or legal issue which has become a political issue, as a result of deliberate action or otherwise, whereby people become politically active over that issue.
Polygon is an American video game website that publishes news, culture, reviews, and videos.
Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
Quake is a first-person shooter video game, developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive in 1996.
QuakeCon is a yearly convention held by ZeniMax Media to celebrate and promote the major franchises of id Software and other studios owned by ZeniMax.
The quarter, short for quarter dollar, is a United States coin worth 25 cents, one-fourth of a dollar.
Radon Labs was a video game developer based in Germany.
Rainbow Arts was a German video game developer founded in 1984 in Gütersloh by Marc Ulrich which was later bought by Funsoft, and eventually absorbed by THQ in 1999.
Ralph Henry Baer (born Rudolf Heinrich Baer; March 8, 1922 – December 6, 2014) was a German-born American inventor, game developer, and engineer.
The Recording Artists' Coalition (RAC) is an American music industry organization that represents recording artists, and attempts to defend their rights and interests.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
Replay: The History of Video Games is a book on the history of video games by Tristan Donovan.
Resident Evil, known in Japan as Biohazard, is a media franchise created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara and owned by the Japanese video game company Capcom.
A restaurant, or an eatery, is a business which prepares and serves food and drinks to customers in exchange for money.
Retro Gamer is a British magazine, published worldwide, covering retro video games.
Richard Hilleman is an American computer game and video game producer best known for his work creating the original Madden Football game for video game consoles for Electronic Arts.
Right-wing politics hold that certain social orders and hierarchies are inevitable, natural, normal or desirable, typically supporting this position on the basis of natural law, economics or tradition.
Risen is a single-player fantasy-themed action role-playing game, developed by the German company Piranha Bytes and published by Deep Silver.
Robert Morris University (RMU) is a private, doctoral university located in Moon, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
Routledge is a British multinational publisher.
A royalty is a payment made by one party, the licensee or franchisee to another that owns a particular asset, the licensor or franchisor for the right to ongoing use of that asset.
The Russian Game Developer's Conference (Конференция Разработчиков Игр), or KRI (KRI), is an annual event for industry professionals devoted to game development, publishing and distribution in Russia and surrounding territories.
The San Francisco Bay Area (popularly referred to as the Bay Area) is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun estuaries in the northern part of the U.S. state of California.
Scan-Line Interleave (SLI) from 3dfx is a method for linking two (or more) video cards or chips together to produce a single output.
A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education.
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.
Shareware is a type of proprietary software which is initially provided free of charge to users, who are allowed and encouraged to make and share copies of the program.
A shopping mall is a modern, chiefly North American, term for a form of shopping precinct or shopping center, in which one or more buildings form a complex of shops representing merchandisers with interconnecting walkways that enable customers to walk from unit to unit.
Sierra Entertainment, Inc. (formerly On-Line Systems and later Sierra On-Line, Inc.) was an American video game developer and publisher based in Bellevue, Washington.
Silicon Valley (abbreviated as SV) is a region in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, referring to the Santa Clara Valley, which serves as the global center for high technology, venture capital, innovation, and social media.
Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.
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 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.
A sound card (also known as an audio card) is an internal expansion card that provides input and output of audio signals to and from a computer under control of computer programs.
In computing, source code is any collection of code, possibly with comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as plain text.
is an arcade game created by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978.
Spacewar! is a space combat video game developed in 1962 by Steve Russell, in collaboration with Martin Graetz and Wayne Wiitanen, and programmed by Russell with assistance from others including Bob Saunders and Steve Piner.
Spec Ops: The Line is a 2012 third-person shooter video game developed by the German studio Yager Development and published by 2K Games.
Spellbound Entertainment AG was German video game developer based in Offenburg.
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn is a real-time strategy and role-playing video game developed by German game studio Phenomic Game Development and released on November 11, 2003 in Europe and on February 11, 2004 in North America.
Spelunky is an open source indie platform video game created by Derek Yu and released as freeware for Microsoft Windows.
Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man.
Square Enix Limited (formerly Domark Limited and Eidos Interactive Limited), doing business as Square Enix Europe, is a British video game publisher, acting as the European subsidiary of Square Enix.
Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation, which offers digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming, video streaming and social networking services.
Stephen "Steve" Russell (born 1937) is an American computer scientist most famous for creating Spacewar!, one of the earliest video games.
Strategy First Inc. is a video game publisher based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior is a competitive fighting game developed by Capcom and released for arcades in.
is a Japanese video game developer and publisher of arcade hardware and mobile phones, and an operator of video arcades.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an American video game holding company based in New York City.
TechCrunch is an American online publisher of technology industry news founded in 2005 by Archimedes Ventures whose partners were Michael Arrington and Keith Teare.
Tetris (Тетрис) is a tile-matching puzzle video game, originally designed and programmed by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
The Elder Scrolls is a series of action role-playing open world fantasy video games primarily developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.
The Fifth Estate is an English-language, award-winning Canadian television newsmagazine.
The Market for Computer & Video Games (short MCV, formerly The Market for Home Computing & Video Games) is a United Kingdom-based media brand which focuses on business aspects of the video game industry, including development, publishing, marketing and retail.
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.
The Settlers is a video game series.
Tic-tac-toe (also known as noughts and crosses or Xs and Os) is a paper-and-pencil game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid.
, commonly known as TGS, is a video game expo / convention held annually in September in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan.
Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War.
Tomb Raider, also known as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider between 2001 and 2007, is a media franchise that originated with an action-adventure video game series created by British gaming company Core Design.
Total War is a series of strategy games developed by The Creative Assembly for personal computers.
Tower Records was a retail music chain based in Sacramento, California, USA.
Turrican is a 1990 video game programmed and designed by Manfred Trenz.
Ubisoft Entertainment SA (formerly Ubi Soft Entertainment SA) is a French video game publisher headquartered in Montreuil.
Ubisoft Divertissements Inc. (formerly Ubi Soft Divertissements Inc.), doing business as Ubisoft Montreal (formerly Ubi Soft Montreal), is a Canadian video game developer and a subsidiary of Ubisoft based in Montreal, Quebec.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
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.
Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies, first announced and released in June 2005 at Apple Inc.'s Worldwide Developers Conference as an OS X-exclusive game engine.
Unity Technologies SF is a video game development company, which is best known for the development of Unity, a licensed game engine.
The 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.
The Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games, first showcased in the 1998 first-person shooter game Unreal.
A value chain is a set of activities that a firm operating in a specific industry performs in order to deliver a valuable product or service for the market.
Valve Corporation is an American video game developer and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
Varsity is an alteration and shortening of the term university.
VentureBeat is an American technology website.
A video card (also called a display card, graphics card, display adapter or graphics adapter) is an expansion card which generates a feed of output images to a display (such as a computer monitor).
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 game artist is an artist who creates art for one or more types of games.
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.
The video game crash of 1983 (known as the Atari shock in Japan) was a large-scale recession in the video game industry that occurred from 1983 to 1985, primarily in North America, because of market saturation.
Video game design is the process of designing the content and rules of a video game in the pre-production stage and designing the gameplay, environment, storyline, and characters in the production stage.
A video game developer is a software developer that specializes in video game development – the process and related disciplines of creating video games.
Video game development is the process of creating a video game.
Video game journalism is a branch of journalism concerned with the reporting and discussion of video games.
Video game localization is the preparation of video game software and hardware for sale in a new region or country.
Video game monetization is the process by which a video game product returns money for those involved in its creation or copyright ownership.
A video game producer is the person in charge of overseeing development of a video game.
A game programmer is a software engineer, programmer, or computer scientist who primarily develops codebases for video games or related software, such as game development tools.
A video game publisher is a company that publishes video games that have been developed either internally by the publisher or externally by a video game developer.
Video gaming is a young sector in Kenya.
Video gaming in Nigeria is an evolving phenomenon.
Video gaming in South Africa is the largest market in Africa.
Virgin Megastores is an international entertainment retailing chain, founded by Sir Richard Branson as a record shop on London's Oxford Street in early 1976.
Virtual reality (VR) is an interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment, that incorporates mainly auditory and visual, but also other types of sensory feedback like haptic.
The West Coast or Pacific Coast is the coastline along which the contiguous Western United States meets the North Pacific Ocean.
Western Europe is the region comprising the western part of Europe.
The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was an American manufacturing company.
Wooga is a mobile-first game developer in Berlin, Germany.
World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment.
X is a science fiction space trading and combat simulator series created by German developer Egosoft.
X (sometimes called the "X0 events") is an annually held trade show hosted by Microsoft, showcasing its Xbox - and more recently, Games for Windows - portfolio of hardware, software, and services.
Xbox is a video gaming brand created and owned by Microsoft.
Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft.
Yager Development GmbH is an independent German video game developer founded in 1999 by 5 developers and artists.
ZeniMax Media Inc. is an American video game holding company based in Rockville, Maryland.
The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research.
Zynga Inc. is an American social game developer running social video game services founded in April 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
The 1939–40 New York World's Fair, which covered the of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair), was the second most expensive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St.
3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.
8-bit is also a generation of microcomputers in which 8-bit microprocessors were the norm.
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