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The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. [1]

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An AA battery—also called a double A or Mignon (French for "dainty") battery—is a standard size single cell cylindrical dry battery.

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The Academy Awards or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry.

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An accelerometer is a device that measures proper acceleration ("g-force").

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the American parent corporation for Activision and Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Santa Monica, California, United States.

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Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression.

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The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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An analog stick, sometimes called a control stick, joy stick or thumbstick, is an input device for a controller (often a game controller) that is used for two-dimensional input.

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Anamorphic widescreen is a process by which a comparatively wide widescreen image is vertically expanded to fit into a storage medium (photographic film, for example) with a narrower aspect ratio.

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AOSS (AirStation One-Touch Secure System) was a system by Buffalo Technology which allows a secure wireless connection to be set up with the push of a button.

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

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Asia is the Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres.

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The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height.

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ATI Technologies Inc. (commonly called ATI) was a semiconductor technology corporation based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, that specialized in the development of graphics processing units and chipsets.

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Australasia, a region of Oceania, comprises Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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The Classification Board (CB) is an Australian statutory classification and censorship body formed by the Australian Government which classifies films, video games and publications for exhibition, sale or hire in Australia since its establishment in 1995.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender (known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang in Europe) is a video game based on the animated television series of the same name for Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Wii, and Xbox.

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

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A balance board is a device used as a circus skill, for recreation, balance training, athletic training, brain development, therapy, musical training and other kinds of personal development.

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is an arcade, mobile and home video game publisher, based in Japan.

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Barnyard is a party-oriented adventure game based on the movie of the same name.

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Battalion Wars 2 is a real-time tactics video game for the Wii console.

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Battlefield 3 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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BBC iPlayer is an internet streaming catchup television and radio service for people in the United Kingdom.

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BBC News Online is the website of BBC News, the division of the BBC responsible for newsgathering and production.

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Billy Berghammer is the creator of former site Planet Gamecube, now named Nintendo World Report, and was the director of G4tv.com, Berghammer is now a member of Nintendo of America's Treehouse division.

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Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November).

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A blog (a truncation of the expression weblog) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

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Bloomberg Businessweek, known until 2010 as BusinessWeek, is a weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P. Businessweek was founded in 1929, the magazine was created to provide information and interpretation about what was happening in the business world.

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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 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs).

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The word "brick", when used in reference to consumer electronics, describes an electronic device such as a smartphone, game console, router, or tablet computer that, due to a serious misconfiguration, corrupted firmware, or a hardware problem, can no longer function, hence, is as technologically useful as a brick.

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The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), before 1985 known as British Board of Film Censors, is a non-governmental organization, founded by the film industry in 1912 and responsible for the national classification and censorship of films within the United Kingdom.

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Broadway is the codename of the 32-bit Central Processing Unit (CPU) used in Nintendo's Wii video game console.

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

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Call of Duty 3 is a 2006 first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (stylized as Call of Duty: MW3) is a 2011 first-person shooter political war thriller video game, developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games (Treyarch for the Wii version), with development assistance from Raven Software, and published by Activision.

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The Canadian dollar (symbol: $; code: CAD) is the currency of Canada.

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A capacitor (originally known as a condenser) is a passive two-terminal electrical component used to store electrical energy temporarily in an electric field.

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, or Capcom, is a Japanese developer and publisher of video games, known for creating multi-million-selling franchises such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, and Monster Hunter.

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Cars is a racing video game based on and considered a sequel to the 2006 film of the same name.

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A casual game is a video game targeted at or used by a mass audience of casual gamers.

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In physics, the center of mass of a distribution of mass in space is the unique point where the weighted relative position of the distributed mass sums to zero or the point where if a force is applied causes it to move in direction of force without rotation.

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A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood.

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GfK Chart-Track is a market research company that monitors music, videos and software sales in the United Kingdom and Ireland and was formed in 1996.

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A class action, class suit, or representative action is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group.

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The is a video game controller produced by Nintendo for the Wii video game console.

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

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Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) is a technology for constructing integrated circuits.

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A code name or cryptonym is a word or name used, sometimes clandestinely, to refer to another name, word, project or person.

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The Commodore 64, also known as the C64, C-64, C.

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Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.

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Component video is a video signal that has been split into two or more component channels.

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Composite video (one channel) is an analog video transmission (without audio) that carries standard definition video typically at 480i or 576i resolution.

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

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Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data.

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The (CERO) is a Japanese entertainment rating organization based in Tokyo that rates video game content in console games with levels of rating that informs the customer of the nature of the product and for what age group it is suitable.

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A computer network or data network is a telecommunications network which allows computers to exchange data.

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is a videogame developed and published for the Wii based upon the manga and anime series Crayon Shin-chan.

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Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical Design) was a British video game developer based in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom, probably best known for the ''TimeSplitters'' series and Second Sight.

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A D-Terminal or D-tanshi (D端子) is a type of analog video connector found on Japanese consumer electronics, typically HDTV, DVD, Blu-ray, D-VHS and HD DVD devices.

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A demographic or demographic profile is a term used in marketing and broadcasting, to describe a demographic grouping or a market segment.

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Der Spiegel (lit. "The Mirror") is a German weekly news magazine published in Hamburg.

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Dinosaurs are a diverse group of animals of the clade Dinosauria.

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Dolby Pro Logic is a surround sound processing technology developed by Dolby Laboratories, designed to decode soundtracks encoded with Dolby Surround.

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is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981.

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The Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series, originally published as in Japan, is a series of fighting games based on the anime and manga Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama.

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is a role-playing video game for the Nintendo DS.

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DVD ("digital versatile disc" or "digital video disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995.

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DVD-Audio (commonly abbreviated as DVD-A) is a digital format for delivering high-fidelity audio content on a DVD.

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DVD-Video is a consumer video format used to store digital video on DVD discs, and is currently the dominant consumer video format in Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia.

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

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, known in PAL territories as Eledees, is an action/first person shooter game developed by Konami Digital Entertainment and published by Konami for the Wii.

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Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA), also known as EA Games, is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, is an annual trade fair for the video game industry, presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011, commonly known as E3 2011, was the 17th Electronic Entertainment Expo held.

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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.

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Ennichi no Tatsujin (縁日の達人, lit. "Festival Master") is a video game for Nintendo's Wii console.

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, formerly, is a Japanese publisher and brand company of Kadokawa Corporation established on April 1, 2000.

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The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings, enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines, and ensures responsible online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States, nearly all of Canada, and Mexico.

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Escape from Bug Island, titled in Japan, is a survival horror video game developed by Spike and released for the Wii in 2006.

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Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs) and metropolitan area networks (MANs).

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Eurogamer is an award-winning website and YouTube channel focused on video game news, reviews and other features.

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Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.

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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.

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is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Monster Games for the Wii video game system.

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Factor 5 GmbH was an independent software and video game developer.

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

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is a Wii and Nintendo DS action role-playing game in the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series developed by Square Enix.

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The Financial Times (FT) is an English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news.

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In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a type of software that provides control, monitoring and data manipulation of engineered products and systems.

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Flash memory is an electronic non-volatile computer storage medium that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed.

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Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc.

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Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn Technology Group, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company headquartered in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan.

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A framebuffer (frame buffer, or sometimes framestore) is a portion of RAM containing a bitmap that is driven to a video display from a memory buffer containing a complete frame of data.

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

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The, often shortened to GBA, is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo.

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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 (although Super Game Boy enhancements are ignored) to be played on a television.

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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.

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The Game Critics Awards are a set of annual awards held after the E3 video game conference since 1998.

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A game demo is a freely distributed piece of an upcoming or recently released video game.

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Game design is the art of applying design and aesthetics to create a game to facilitate interaction between players for entertainment or for medical, educational, or experimental purposes.

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The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking.

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A game engine is a software framework designed for the creation and development of video games.

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

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

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The Nintendo GameCube controller (DOL-003) is the standard controller for the Nintendo GameCube video game console.

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A "Gamer" is someone who plays interactive games, such as video games or tabletop games.

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

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Graphics Double Data Rate 3 is a graphics card-specific memory technology, designed by ATI Technologies with the collaboration of JEDEC.

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The GfK SE, established in 1934 as Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (Society for Consumer Research) is Germany's largest market research institute, and the fourth largest market research organisation in the world, after Nielsen Company, Kantar Group and Ipsos.

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The Golden Joystick Awards, also known as the People's Gaming Awards, is the second oldest game award ceremony after the Arcade Awards, by awarding the best home computer and video games of the year, as voted for by the British general public.

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A graphics processor unit (GPU), also occasionally called visual processor unit (VPU), 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.

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GT Pro Series is a franchise developed by MTO and published by Ubisoft as a launch title for Wii.

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The hacker culture is a subculture of individuals who enjoy the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming and circumventing limitations of systems to achieve novel and clever outcomes.

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Happy Feet is an action-adventure video game based on the movie of the same name.

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The hertz (symbol Hz) is the unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second.

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High-definition television (HDTV) provides a resolution that is substantially higher than that of standard-definition television.

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High-definition video is video of higher resolution and quality than standard-definition.

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Hillcrest Labs is a developer of freespace motion-control technology and the first motion-controlled remote for television.

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Business Summit.

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In the history of video games, the seventh generation includes consoles released since late by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment.

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Hollywood is the name of the graphics processing unit (GPU) used in Nintendo's Wii video game console.

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

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The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Texas, United States, headquartered in the Houston Chronicle Building at 801 Texas Avenue, Houston.

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International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York.

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IEEE 802.11 is a set of media access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) specifications for implementing wireless local area network (WLAN) computer communication in the 2.4, 3.6, 5, and 60 GHz frequency bands.

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IEEE 802.11b-1999 or 802.11b, is an amendment to the IEEE 802.11 wireless networking specification that extends throughput up to 11 Mbit/s using the same 2.4GHz band.

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IEEE 802.11g-2003 or 802.11g is an amendment to the IEEE 802.11 specification that extended throughput to up to 54 Mbit/s using the same 2.4 GHz band as 802.11b.

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IEEE 802.11i-2004, or 802.11i for short, is an amendment to the original IEEE 802.11, implemented as Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2).

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IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is a San Francisco-based games and entertainment media company operated by Ziff Davis LLC.

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An inch (plural: inches; abbreviation or symbol: in or ″ – a double prime) is a unit of length in the imperial and United States customary systems of measurement.

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Infrared (IR) is invisible radiant energy, electromagnetic radiation with longer wavelengths than those of visible light, extending from the nominal red edge of the visible spectrum at 700 nanometers (frequency 430 THz) to 1 mm (300 GHz) (although people can see infrared up to at least 1050 nm in experiments).

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Interlink Electronics is a technology company that specializes in manufacturing sensors that are used in electronic portable devices, such as smartphones, GPS systems, and in industrial computers and systems controls.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link billions of devices worldwide.

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The Internet Channel is a version of the Opera 9 web browser for use on the Wii by Opera Software and Nintendo.

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iPad is an iOS-based line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models are the iPad Air 2, released on October 22, 2014, and the iPad Mini 4, released on September 9, 2015.

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Jeffrey Michael Gerstmann is an American video game journalist and musician.

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A keep case or poly-box is a type of DVD (and sometimes CD) packaging.

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The kilogram or kilogramme (SI unit symbol: kg), is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI) (the Metric system) and is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK).

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is a video game for Nintendo's Wii video game console.

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L.A. Noire (pronounced) is a neo-noir detective video game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games.

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A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source.

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This is a list of Wii video games that have sold or shipped at least one million copies, sorted in order of copies sold.

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The following is a list of Nintendo GameCube games that support alternate display modes.

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Wii drivechips are electronic devices that modify or disable the built-in restrictions of the Nintendo Wii video game console.

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A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, or office building.

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The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.

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Madden NFL 07 is the 2007 edition of the popular Madden NFL series.

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is a 2011 sports and party game developed by Sega Japan.

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The Mario franchise is a media franchise consisting of video games published and produced by Nintendo starring the fictional character Mario.

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is a 2008 racing video game and the sixth major and most successful installment in the ''Mario Kart'' series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console.

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MCV is a United Kingdom-based trade magazine which focuses on business aspects of the video game industry, including game retailing.

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is an action role-playing game developed for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 by Raven Software and published by Activision.

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Mask ROM (MROM) is a type of read-only memory (ROM) whose contents are programmed by the integrated circuit manufacturer (rather than by the user).

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Mass Effect 3 is a 2012 science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U. Officially announced on December 11, 2010, the game was released March 6, 2012 and marks the final chapter in the original ''Mass Effect'' trilogy of video games, completing the story of Commander Shepard.

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The is a third-generation home video game console that was manufactured by Sega.

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Matt Casamassina (born December 22, 1975 in California) is a video game journalist who worked for IGN until April 23, 2010.

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

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is a series of science fiction action-adventure video games by Nintendo.

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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is a first-person action-adventure game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console.

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

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A Mii is a free-form digital avatar used in Nintendo's Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS gaming consoles.

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The millimetre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures) or millimeter (American spelling) (SI unit symbol mm) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousandth of a metre, which is the SI base unit of length.

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Minon: Everyday Hero, known in Japan as and in North America as Domino Rally, is a video game developed by Red Entertainment for Nintendo's Wii console.

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is a Japanese manufacturer of consumer electronic components, founded in 1954.

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

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Monster 4x4 World Circuit is a racing game published by Ubisoft, centering around Monster trucks.

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MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III, more commonly referred to as MP3, is an audio coding format for digital audio which uses a form of lossy data compression.

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is a Japanese multinational provider of information technology (IT) services and products, with its headquarters in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

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Need for Speed: Carbon, also known as NFS Carbon or NFSC, is an Electronic Arts video game in the Need for Speed series.

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The is a cartridge-based arcade system board and home video game console released on April 26, 1990 by Japanese game company SNK.

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Netflix is an international provider of on-demand Internet streaming media available to viewers in all of Australia, New Zealand, South America, Japan, North America and parts of Europe (Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland and United Kingdom), and of flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States, where mailed DVDs and Blu-ray are sent via Permit Reply Mail.

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New Play Control!, known as the in Japan, is a series of Nintendo GameCube games redeveloped by Nintendo for Wii.

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is a 2009 side-scrolling platform video game published and developed by Nintendo for the Wii video game console.

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A news conference or press conference is a media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and, most often, ask questions.

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

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The is a portable game console produced by Nintendo.

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

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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, was an online service through the use of WiiConnect24 on the Wii by Nintendo.

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The is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo.

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The is a discontinued device made by Nintendo for its Game Boy Advance portable video game system.

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

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The Nintendo GameCube – Game Boy Advance link cable (DOL-011) is a cable used to connect the Nintendo GameCube (GCN) and the Game Boy Advance (GBA).

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The Nintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter and Modem Adapter are a network adapter and 56k dial-up modem, respectively, for the Nintendo GameCube.

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Nintendo Gamer was a magazine published in the United Kingdom which mainly covered Nintendo video game consoles and software and consoles.

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Nintendo optical discs are the optical disc format used to distribute video games released by Nintendo.

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Nintendo Selects, formerly Player's Choice, is a marketing label used by Nintendo to promote video games on current Nintendo game consoles which have sold well.

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The (commonly abbreviated WFC) was an online multiplayer gaming service run by Nintendo to provide free online play in compatible Nintendo DS and Wii games.

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Nintendo Zone is a download service and an extension of the DS Download Station.

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North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere.

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The NPD Group, Inc. (formerly National Purchase Diary) is a market research company.

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NTSC, named after the National Television System Committee,National Television System Committee (1951–1953),, 17 v. illus., diagrs., tables.

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

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The Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC, Te Tari Whakarōpū Tukuata, Tuhituhinga) is the government agency in New Zealand that is responsible for classification of all films, videos, publications, and some video games in New Zealand.

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Open Season is a video game, based on the movie of the same name.

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

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Phase Alternating Line (PAL) is a colour encoding system for analogue television used in broadcast television systems in most countries broadcasting at 625-line / 50 field (25 frame) per second (576i).

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Pan European Game Information (PEGI) is a European video game content rating system established to help European consumers make informed decisions on buying computer games with logos on games' boxes.

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Parental controls are features which may be included in digital television services, computer and video games, mobile devices and software.

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A patch is a piece of software designed to update a computer program or its supporting data, to fix or improve it.

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PC World, stylized PCWorld, is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG.

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A pensioner is a person who collects a pension, most commonly because of a retirement from the workforce.

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Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection is a pinball video game developed by FarSight Studios and published by Crave Entertainment.

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

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A pointing device is an input interface (specifically a human interface device) that allows a user to input spatial (i.e., continuous and multi-dimensional) data to a computer.

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Pokémon is a series of games developed by Game Freak and Creatures Inc. and published by Nintendo as part of the Pokémon media franchise.

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is the first Wii incarnation of the Pokémon video game franchise.

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are role-playing games (RPGs) developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS.

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Popular Science (also known as PopSci) is an American monthly magazine carrying popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects.

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Portal 2 is a 2011 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.

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The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, lbm, ℔) is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.

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A power supply is an electronic device that supplies electric energy to an electrical load.

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PowerPC (an acronym for Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC – Performance Computing, sometimes abbreviated as PPC) is a RISC instruction set architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM.

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Proprietary software, non-free software (in the sense of missing freedoms), or closed-source software is software, where the developers or distributors reserve all freedoms and rights.

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Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method for monitoring a person's O2 saturation.

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Rampage: Total Destruction is the latest sequel to the Rampage arcade game produced by Midway Games.

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Rayman Raving Rabbids, known in French as Rayman contre les Lapins Crétins (literally meaning "Rayman against the Moronic Rabbits"), is a spinoff in the Rayman series released by the company Ubisoft as a Wii launch title.

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An RCA connector, sometimes called a phono connector or cinch connector, is a type of electrical connector commonly used to carry audio and video signals.

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Red Steel is a first person shooter video game published by Ubisoft for Nintendo's Wii console.

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Reginald "Reggie" Fils-Aimé (March 25, 1961) is President and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, the North American division of the Japanese video game company Nintendo.

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A regional lockout (or region coding) is a class of digital restrictions management preventing the use of a certain product or service, such as multimedia or a hardware device, outside of a certain region or territory.

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Retail is the process of selling consumer goods and/or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit.

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Separate Video, commonly termed S-Video, Super-Video and Y/C, is a signaling standard for standard definition video, typically 480i or 576i.

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was a Japanese game programmer and businessman who served as the fourth president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Nintendo.

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

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SCART (from Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs – Radio and Television Receiver Manufacturers' Association) is a French-originated standard and associated 21-pin connector for connecting audio-visual (AV) equipment.

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SECAM, also written SÉCAM (Séquentiel couleur à mémoire, French for "Sequential Color with Memory"), is an analog color television system first used in France.

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Secure Digital (SD) is a non-volatile memory card format developed by the SD Card Association (SDA) for use in portable devices.

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A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity.

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

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The Sega Genesis, known as the in most regions outside North America, is a 16-bit home video game console which was developed and sold by Sega Enterprises, Ltd. The Genesis was Sega's third console and the successor to the Master System.

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() is a Japanese video game designer and producer.

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Silicon on insulator (SOI) technology refers to the use of a layered silicon–insulator–silicon substrate in place of conventional silicon substrates in semiconductor manufacturing, especially microelectronics, to reduce parasitic device capacitance, thereby improving performance.

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Sleep mode is a low power mode for electronic devices such as computers, televisions, and remote controlled devices.

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is a Japanese video game hardware and software company.

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

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

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South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Spike (formerly and popularly known as Spike TV) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab is a video game for the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Wii developed by Blitz Games and published by THQ.

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is a Japanese video game developer, publisher, and distribution company that is best known for its role-playing video game franchises, which include the Final Fantasy series, the Dragon Quest series, and the Kingdom Hearts action role-playing game series.

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Stephen Gaghan (born May 6, 1965) is an American screenwriter and director.

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Super Fruit Fall is a video game designed by Cheshire-based game developer Nissimo and published by Cheshire-based System 3.

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is a 1985 platform video game internally developed by Nintendo R&D4 and published by Nintendo as a pseudo-sequel to the 1983 game Mario Bros. It was originally released in Japan for the Family Computer on September 13, 1985, and later that year for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America and Europe on May 15, 1987, and Australia later in 1987.

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is a 3D platform game developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo and published by Nintendo for the Wii.

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is an entry in the Super Monkey Ball series, following Super Monkey Ball Adventure.

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

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The SNS-101 model of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (informally known as the SNES 2, the SNES Mini or SNES Jr.) is a compact redesign of the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) video game console from Nintendo.

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Super Smash Bros.

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Super Swing Golf (PangYa! Golf With Style in Europe, and Swing Golf PangYa in Japan) is a Wii version of the online golf game, PangYa.

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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (stylized as Take2), also known as Take-Two, is an American multinational publisher, developer, and distributor of video games and video game peripherals.

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Tamagotchi: Party On!, known in Japan as Tamagotchi's Sparkling President, is a video game in the Tamagotchi series for the Wii.

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A target market is a group of customers a business has decided to aim its marketing efforts and ultimately its merchandise towards.

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A television advertisement (variously called a television commercial, commercial or ad in American English, and known in British English as an advert) is a span of television programming produced and paid for by an organization, which conveys a message, typically to market a product or service.

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A television channel is a physical or virtual channel over which a television station or television network is distributed.

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Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender.

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Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second most populous and second largest state of the United States of America.

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Texture memory is a type of digital storage that makes texture data readily available to video rendering processors (also known as GPUs), typically 3D graphics hardware.

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

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The BMJ is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.

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The Globe and Mail is a nationally distributed Canadian newspaper owned by The Woodbridge Company, based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country.

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The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is a fighting game based on the television series of the same name.

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

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is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development and published by Nintendo for the GameCube and Wii home video game consoles.

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The Register (nicknamed El Reg or The Reg) is a British technology news and opinion website co-founded in 1994 by Mike Magee, John Lettice and Ross Alderson.

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The Sims is a life simulation video game series, developed by EA Maxis and published by Electronic Arts.

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The Sunday People is a British tabloid Sunday newspaper, founded as The People on 16 October 1881.

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The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney and is also an Australian national brand.

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THQ Inc. is a former American video game developer and publisher.

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Three-dimensional space (also: tri-dimensional space) is a geometric three-parameter model of the physical universe (without considering time) in which all known matter exists.

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, commonly known as TGS, is a video game expo / convention held annually in September in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan.

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Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam is a video game in the Tony Hawk's series.

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The Toronto Star is a Canadian broadsheet daily newspaper.

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A touchscreen is an input device normally layered on the top of an electronic visual display of an information processing system.

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Trauma Center: Under the Knife, known in Japan as, is a simulation game developed and published by Atlus for the Nintendo DS and is the first entry in the ''Trauma Center'' series.

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The TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem, originally known in Japan as the, is a home video game console joint-developed by Hudson Soft and NEC, released in Japan on October 30, 1987, and in the United States on August 29, 1989.

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Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.) (originally Ubi Soft Entertainment, S.A. until 2003) is a French multinational video game developer and publisher, headquartered in Montreuil, France. It is known for developing games for several acclaimed video game franchises including Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Ghost Recon, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, Prince of Persia, Rayman, Splinter Cell, and Raving Rabbids.

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit; in case citations, Fed. Cir. or C.A.F.C.) is a United States court of appeals headquartered in Washington, D.C. The court was created by Congress with passage of the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982, which merged the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the appellate division of the United States Court of Claims, making the judges of the former courts into circuit judges.

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

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The United States International Trade Commission (USITC sometimes I.T.C.) is an independent, bipartisan, quasi-judicial, federal agency of the United States that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches.

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.

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Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies and used to develop video games for PC, consoles, mobile devices and websites.

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Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body, abbreviated USK) is the organisation responsible for computer game ratings in Germany..

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USA Today is a national American daily middle-market newspaper published by the Gannett Company.

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USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices.

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Video clips are short clips of video, usually part of a longer recording.

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A video game console emulator is a type of emulator that allows a computing device, usually a personal computer, but also other video game consoles and mobile devices running operating systems such as Android to emulate a video game console's hardware and behavior and play games for that platform.

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A video game developer is a software developer that specializes in video game development – the process and related disciplines of creating video games.

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, sometimes abbreviated as VC, is a specialized section of the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo eShop online services that allow players to purchase and download games and other software for Nintendo's Wii and Wii U home gaming consoles and the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console.

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WarioWare: Smooth Moves, known in Japan as, is a party video game developed by Nintendo SPD and Intelligent Systems.

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The watt (symbol: W) is a derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI), named after the Scottish engineer James Watt (1736–1819).

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Wi-Fi (or WiFi) is a local area wireless computer networking technology that allows electronic devices to network, mainly using the UHF and SHF ISM radio bands.

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Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) are two security protocols and security certification programs developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to secure wireless computer networks.

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The is a balance board accessory for the Wii and Wii U video game consoles.

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is a video game designed by Nintendo's Hiroshi Matsunaga for the Wii home video game console.

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is a 2009 fitness video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii console.

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Wii homebrew refers to the use of Nintendo's Wii game console to run homebrew software that has not been authorized by Nintendo.

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The Wii launch was the release of Nintendo's seventh generation video game console.

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The (known internally as the System Menu) is the graphical shell of the Wii game console.

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The is an expansion device for the Wii Remote video game controller for the Wii that allows it to capture complex motion more accurately.

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is a party video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console.

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Wii Play, released as in Japan, is a party video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii console.

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The, also known colloquially as the Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendo's Wii console.

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The Wii Shop Channel is an online shop for the Wii video game console that allows users to download Virtual Console games, WiiWare games, and additional channels.

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is a 2006 sports game developed and published by Nintendo as a launch title for the Wii video game console (and the first title for this console), and part of the Touch! Generations.

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is a sports video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console, and is the successor to Wii Sports.

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The is a home video game console created by Nintendo and the successor to the Wii.

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WiiConnect24 was a feature of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for the Wii console.

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WiiWare is a service that allows Wii users to download games and applications specifically designed and developed for the Wii video game console made by Nintendo.

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William Ralph "Will" Wright (born January 20, 1960) is an American video game designer and co-founder of the former game development company Maxis, and then part of Electronic Arts (EA).

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is a flight simulator video game for the Wii.

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Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security algorithm for IEEE 802.11 wireless networks.

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Wireless security is the prevention of unauthorized access or damage to computers using wireless networks.

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The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.

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The are Japanese musicians who have released several albums on the Domo Records label.

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is a color space used in video electronics, in particular in reference to component video cables.

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1080p (also known as Full HD or FHD and BT.709) is a set of HDTV high-definition video modes characterized by 1080 horizontal lines of vertical resolution and progressive scan, as opposed to interlaced, as is the case with the 1080i display standard.

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1T-SRAM is a pseudo-static random-access memory (PSRAM) technology introduced by MoSys, Inc., which offers a high-density alternative to traditional static random access memory (SRAM) in embedded memory applications.

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

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

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480p is the shorthand name for a family of video display resolutions.

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576i is a standard-definition video mode originally used for broadcast television in most countries of the world where the utility frequency for electric power distribution is 50 Hz.

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The 90 nanometer (90 nm) process refers to the level of CMOS process technology that was reached in the 2004–2005 timeframe, by most leading semiconductor companies, like Intel, AMD, Infineon, Texas Instruments, IBM, and TSMC.

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