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.
Amazon Video is an Internet video on demand service that is developed, owned, and operated by Amazon.com.
is Nintendo's wireless communications and storage protocol, for use between compatible toys-to-life figurines, and the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch gaming platforms.
Anamorphic widescreen (also called Full height anamorphic) is a process by which a comparatively wide widescreen image is horizontally compressed to fit into a storage medium (photographic film or MPEG-2 Standard Definition frame, for example) with a narrower aspect ratio, reducing the horizontal resolution of the image while keeping its full original vertical resolution.
ARM9 is a group of older 32-bit RISC ARM processor cores licensed by ARM Holdings for microcontroller use.
Ars Technica (a Latin-derived term that the site translates as the "art of technology") is a website covering news and opinions in technology, science, politics, and society, created by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998.
ArtX was a company formed in 1997 by a group of twenty former Silicon Graphics, Inc.
The is one of the five national newspapers in Japan.
Asda Stores Ltd. trading as Asda, is a British supermarket retailer, headquartered in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Assassin's Creed III is a 2012 action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Microsoft Windows.
Asymmetry is the absence of, or a violation of, symmetry (the property of an object being invariant to a transformation, such as reflection).
Australasia, a region of Oceania, comprises Australia, New Zealand, neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean and, sometimes, the island of New Guinea (which is usually considered to be part of Melanesia).
Backward compatibility is a property of a system, product, or technology that allows for interoperability with an older legacy system, or with input designed for such a system, especially in telecommunications and computing.
Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Bethesda Softworks LLC is an American video game publisher based in Rockville, Maryland.
Bill Trinen is the Senior Product Marketing Manager of Nintendo of America.
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.
Bloomberg Businessweek is an American weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P. Businessweek was founded in 1929.
Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs).
Brazil cost (Custo Brasil) refers to the increased operational costs associated with doing business in Brazil, making Brazilian goods and services more expensive compared to other countries.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and published by Activision.
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
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.
A casual game is a video game targeted at or used by casual gamers.
A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.
The Christian Science Publishing Society was established in 1898 by Mary Baker Eddy and is the publishing arm of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts.
The is a video game controller produced by Nintendo for the Wii video game console.
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.
Club Nintendo was the name of several publications and a better-known customer loyalty program provided by Nintendo.
CNET (stylized as c|net) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Component video is a video signal that has been split into two or more component channels.
Composite video (one channel) is an analog video transmission (without audio) that carries standard definition video typically at 480i or 576i resolution.
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.
Condé Nast Inc. is an American mass media company founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast, based at One World Trade Center and owned by Advance Publications.
Contactless payment systems are credit cards and debit cards, key fobs, smart cards, or other devices, including smartphones and other mobile devices, that use radio-frequency identification (RFID) or near field communication (NFC, e.g. Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Fitbit Pay, or any bank mobile application that support Contactless) for making secure payments.
A CPU cache is a hardware cache used by the central processing unit (CPU) of a computer to reduce the average cost (time or energy) to access data from the main memory.
Crunchyroll is an American distributor, publisher, licensing company and international online community focused on video streaming East Asian media including anime, manga, drama, music, electronic entertainment, and content.
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.
Darksiders II is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ.
Double data rate type three SDRAM (DDR3 SDRAM) is a type of synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM) with a high bandwidth ("double data rate") interface, and has been in use since 2007.
Develop is a monthly trade magazine for the video games industry.
Diffusion of innovations is a theory that seeks to explain how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread.
In the video game industry, digital distribution is the process of delivering video game content as digital information, without the exchange or purchase of new physical media.
A digital signal processor (DSP) is a specialized microprocessor (or a SIP block), with its architecture optimized for the operational needs of digital signal processing.
Disk density is a capacity designation on magnetic storage, usually floppy disks.
In computing and video gaming, a docking station or port replicator or dock provides a simplified way of "plugging-in" an electronic device such as the tablet-like hybrid video game console, the Nintendo Switch and laptop computer to common peripherals.
is a series of video games featuring the adventures of an ape-like character called Donkey Kong, conceived by Shigeru Miyamoto in 1981.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a side-scrolling platformer video game developed by Retro Studios, with assistance from Monster Games, and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. The fifth installment in the main Donkey Kong Country series, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the direct sequel to the 2010 Wii game, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and was released worldwide in February 2014.
The is a home video game console released by Sega on November 27, 1998 in Japan, September 9, 1999 in North America, and October 14, 1999 in Europe.
DVD (an abbreviation of "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips and Sony in 1995.
Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) is a type of random access semiconductor memory that stores each bit of data in a separate tiny capacitor within an integrated circuit.
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.
Embedded DRAM (eDRAM) is dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) integrated on the same die or multi-chip module (MCM) of an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) or microprocessor.
EEPROM (also E2PROM) stands for Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory and is a type of non-volatile memory used in computers, integrated in microcontrollers for smart cards and remote keyless system, and other electronic devices to store relatively small amounts of data but allowing individual bytes to be erased and reprogrammed.
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 2010 (E3 2010) was the 16th Electronic Entertainment Expo held.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 (E3 2011) was the 17th Electronic Entertainment Expo held.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013 (E3 2013) was the 19th Electronic Entertainment Expo held.
Electronic program guides (EPGs) and interactive program guides (IPGs) are menu-based systems that provide users of television, radio and other media applications with continuously updated menus displaying broadcast programming (TV listings in the UK) or scheduling information for current and upcoming programming.
Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (known as Epic Mickey: The Power of 2 in Europe) is a platform video game and the sequel to Epic Mickey.
Espresso is the codename of the 32-bit central processing unit (CPU) used in Nintendo's Wii U video game console.
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.
Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
In computer networking, Fast Ethernet is a collective term for a number of Ethernet standards that carry traffic at the nominal rate of 100 Mbit/s (the earlier Ethernet speed was 10 Mbit/s).
FIFA 13 (also known as FIFA Soccer 13 in North America) is the 2012 edition of Electronic Arts' association football ''FIFA'' video game series.
A fiscal year (or financial year, or sometimes budget year) is the period used by governments for accounting and budget purposes, which vary between countries.
Flash memory is an electronic (solid-state) non-volatile computer storage medium that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn Technology Group, is a multinational electronics contract manufacturing company with its headquarters in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan.
Funky Barn, known as Funky Barn 3D on the Nintendo 3DS, is a farm simulation video game developed by Tantalus Interactive and published by Ubisoft and 505 Games for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U consoles respectively.
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 Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo as the successor to the Game Boy Color.
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.
Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.
Game Party Champions is the fifth videogame in the Game Party series, and was a launch title for the Wii U console in North America and the PAL region.
The GameCube is a home video game console released by Nintendo in Japan and North America in 2001 and Europe and Australia in 2002.
The GameCube controller is the standard controller for Nintendo's GameCube video game console.
A gamepad, joypad, or simply controller is a type of game controller held in two hands, where the fingers (especially thumbs) are used to provide input.
A gamer is a person who plays interactive games, either video games, skill-based card games and plays for usually long periods of time.
GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.
Gannett Company, Inc. is a publicly traded American media holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, near McLean in Greater Washington DC.
The gigabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.
This is a glossary of video game terms which lists the general terms as commonly used in Wikipedia articles related to video games and its industry.
Graffiti (plural of graffito: "a graffito", but "these graffiti") are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted, typically illicitly, on a wall or other surface, often within public view.
The graphics display resolution is the width and height dimension of an electronic visual display device, such as a computer monitor, in pixels.
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.
A hard disk drive (HDD), hard disk, hard drive or fixed disk is an electromechanical data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information using one or more rigid rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a proprietary audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from an HDMI-compliant source device, such as a display controller, to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
High-definition video is video of higher resolution and quality than standard-definition.
A home video game console, or simply home console, is a video game device that is primarily used for home gamers, as opposed to in arcades or some other commercial establishment.
Homebrew is a term frequently applied to video games or other software produced by consumers to target proprietary hardware platforms (usually with hardware restrictions) not typically user-programmable or that use proprietary storage methods.
HTML5 is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web.
Hulu (stylized as hulu) is an American entertainment company that provides over-the-top media services owned by Hulu LLC, a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company (through Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International) (30%), 21st Century Fox (30%), Comcast (through NBCUniversal) (30%),Although NBC Universal is also a major shareholder (30%) of Hulu, by the Federal Communications Commission, NBC Universal and Comcast are required not to exercise any right to influence the conduct or operation of Hulu.
Human resources are the people who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector, or economy.
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.
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 900 MHz and 2.4, 3.6, 5, and 60 GHz frequency bands.
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.
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.
IEEE 802.11n-2009, commonly shortened to 802.11n, is a wireless-networking standard that uses multiple antennas to increase data rates.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.
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.
John S. Riccitiello is an American business executive and investor.
Joystiq was a video gaming blog founded in June 2004 as part of the Weblogs, Inc. family of weblogs, now owned by AOL.
Just Dance 2014 is a dance video game developed by Ubisoft Paris, in collaboration with Ubisoft Milan, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Montpellier.
Just Dance 4 is a music video game developed by Ubisoft as the fourth main installment of the ''Just Dance'' series.
Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.
In computing, legacy mode is a state in which a computer system, component, or software application behaves in a way different from its standard operation in order to support older software, data, or expected behavior.
Lego City Undercover is an action-adventure video game developed by TT Fusion for the Wii U. The game was released on 18 March 2013 in North America, in Europe and Australia on 28 March 2013 and in Japan on 25 July 2013.
A video game console is a standardized computing device tailored for video gaming that requires a monitor or television set as an output.
As a hit-driven business, the great majority of the video game industry's software releases have been commercial failures.
This is a list of Wii U games, released physically on Wii U optical discs or for download from the Nintendo eShop.
This is a list of released and upcoming video games for the Wii U video game console which allow use of the Wii U Pro Controller.
is a kart racing video game and the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for their Wii U home video game console.
Mexico (México; Mēxihco), officially called the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America.
Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
A Mii is a customizable avatar used on several Nintendo video game consoles and mobile apps.
is a Japanese manufacturer of consumer electronic components, founded in 1954.
A multi-chip module (MCM) is generically an electronic assembly (such as a package with a number of conductor terminals or "pins") where multiple integrated circuits (ICs or "chips"), semiconductor dies and/or other discrete components are integrated, usually onto a unifying substrate, so that in use it is treated as if it were a single component (as though a larger IC).
In consumer electronics, the MultiMediaCard (MMC) is a memory-card standard used for solid-state storage.
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.
Near-field communication (NFC) is a set of communication protocols that enable two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable device such as a smartphone, to establish communication by bringing them within 4 cm (1.6 in) of each other.
Netflix, Inc. is an American over-the-top media services provider, headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
(stylized as New Super Luigi U) is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game in the New Super Mario Bros. series developed by Nintendo for the Wii U. It is the fourth game focusing on Luigi (the others being Mario Is Missing, Luigi's Mansion, and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon), released in two different versions first being the downloadable content (DLC) package for the main game New Super Mario Bros. U on the Nintendo eShop released in June 2013, and a standalone retail version released in Japan, Europe, and Australia in July 2013, with a release in North America the following month.
is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game in the New Super Mario Bros. series developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. It is the fourth title in the series and was released in 2012.
Ninja Gaiden 3 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Team Ninja and published by Tecmo Koei.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
The Nintendo 3DS is a handheld game console produced by Nintendo.
The, stylized as NINTENDO64 and abbreviated to N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console for the international market.
Nintendo Australia Pty.
The Nintendo DS, or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo.
The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
The Nintendo eShop is a digital distribution service powered by the Nintendo Network for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and by a dedicated online infrastructure for the Nintendo Switch.
The Nintendo Integrated Research & Development (or IRD) division handled everything related to producing Nintendo's console hardware and associated peripherals.
is a 2012 party video game developed and published by Nintendo as a pack-in launch title for the Wii U video game console.
The Nintendo Network is Nintendo's online service which provides online functionality for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems and their compatible games.
Nintendo optical discs are the optical disc format used to distribute video games released by Nintendo.
The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major video game console developed by Nintendo.
(commonly abbreviated WFC) was an online multiplayer gaming service run by Nintendo to provide free online play in compatible Nintendo DS and Wii games.
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.
Off-TV Play is a feature of Nintendo's eighth-generation video game console, the Wii U. Like all video game consoles, the Wii U uses a console and a controller to manipulate an image on a television screen.
In computing and optical disc recording technologies, an optical disc (OD) is a flat, usually circular disc which encodes binary data (bits) in the form of pits (binary value of 0 or off, due to lack of reflection when read) and lands (binary value of 1 or on, due to a reflection when read) on a special material (often aluminium) on one of its flat surfaces.
, formerly known as, is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.
A pedometer is a device, usually portable and electronic or electromechanical, that counts each step a person takes by detecting the motion of the person's hands or hips.
Pikmin 3 is a puzzle strategy video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console.
In digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.
is a gaming brand that consists of four home video game consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines.
The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Polygon is an American video game website that publishes news, culture, reviews, and videos.
Popular Mechanics is a classic magazine of popular science and technology.
In software engineering, porting is the process of adapting software for the purpose of achieving some form of execution in a computing environment that is different from the one that a given program (meant for such execution) was originally designed for (e.g. different CPU, operating system, or third party library).
POWER7 is a family of superscalar symmetric multiprocessors based on the Power Architecture released in 2010 that succeeded the POWER6.
PowerPC (with the backronym Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC – Performance Computing, sometimes abbreviated as PPC) is a reduced instruction set computing (RISC) instruction set architecture (ISA) created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM.
The PowerPC 7xx is a family of third generation 32-bit PowerPC microprocessors designed and manufactured by IBM and Motorola (now Freescale Semiconductor).
Pulse-code modulation (PCM) is a method used to digitally represent sampled analog signals.
Rabbids Land is a Wii U game that was announced by Ubisoft at E3 2012.
Radeon is a brand of computer products, including graphics processing units, random-access memory, RAM disk software, and solid-state drives, produced by Radeon Technologies Group (formerly AMD Vision), a division of Advanced Micro Devices.
The graphics processing unit (GPU) codenamed Radeon R600 is the foundation of the Radeon HD 2000 series and the FireGL 2007 series video cards developed by ATI Technologies.
The Radeon R700 is the engineering codename for a graphics processing unit series developed by Advanced Micro Devices under the ATI brand name.
Reginald Fils-Aimé (March 25, 1961) is an American businessman and the current president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, the North American division of the Japanese video game company Nintendo.
A regional lockout (or region coding) is a class of digital rights management preventing the use of a certain product or service, such as multimedia or a hardware device, outside a certain region or territory.
is a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo.
In electrical engineering, a resistive touchscreen is a touch-sensitive computer display composed of two flexible sheets coated with a resistive material and separated by an air gap or microdots.
Rotten Tomatoes is an American review-aggregation website for film and television.
S-Video (also known as separate video and Y/C) is a signaling standard for standard definition video, typically 480i or 576i.
was a Japanese video game programmer and businessman who was the fourth president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Nintendo.
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.
Scribblenauts Unlimited is an emergent action puzzle video game developed by 5th Cell and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Microsoft Windows, iOS and Android.
A second screen involves the use of a computing device (commonly a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet) to provide an enhanced viewing experience for content on another device, such as a television.
Secure Digital (SD) is a non-volatile memory card format developed by the SD Card Association (SDA) for use in portable devices.
Sega Games Co., Ltd., originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices around the world.
A set-top box (STB) or set-top unit (STU) (one type also colloquially known as a cable box) is an information appliance device that generally contains a TV-tuner input and displays output to a television set and an external source of signal, turning the source signal into content in a form that then be displayed on the television screen or other display device.
() is a Japanese video game designer and producer for the video game company Nintendo, currently serving as one of its representative directors.
Sing Party (formerly just SiNG, and stylized as SiNG PARTY) is a music/party video game developed by FreeStyleGames and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. It is a karaoke-style game and was released on the Wii U's launch day in North America, and in Europe in January 2013.
Skylanders: Giants is a 2012 video game in the Skylanders series, a direct sequel to the 2011 game Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure and features the voices of Kevin Michael Richardson, Greg Ellis, Peter Lurie, Steve Blum, Dave Wittenberg, Carlos Alazraqui, Kevin Sorbo, Bobcat Goldthwait, Patrick Seitz and Julie Nathanson.
Skylanders: Swap Force is a platformer video game developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision.
Sleep mode is a low power mode for electronic devices such as computers, televisions, and remote controlled devices.
A social networking service (also social networking site, SNS or social media) is a web application that people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
is a kart racing video game developed by Sumo Digital and published by Sega.
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.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.
Splatoon is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U, which was released worldwide in May 2015.
A split screen is a display technique in computer graphics that consists of dividing graphics and/or text into non-movable adjacent parts, typically two or four rectangular areas.
A spoiler is an element of a disseminated summary or description of any piece of fiction that reveals any plot elements which threaten to give away important details.
Static random-access memory (static RAM or SRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory that uses bistable latching circuitry (flip-flop) to store each bit.
Stereophonic sound or, more commonly, stereo, is a method of sound reproduction that creates an illusion of multi-directional audible perspective.
Stereoscopy (also called stereoscopics, or stereo imaging) is a technique for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in an image by means of stereopsis for binocular vision.
is a rechargeable contactless smart card, electronic money used as a fare card on train lines in Japan.
is a series of fantasy platform games created by Nintendo featuring their mascot, Mario.
is a platform video game in the Super Mario series developed and published by Nintendo for their Wii U home video game console.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (officially abbreviated the Super NES or SNES, and colloquially shortened to Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit home video game console developed by Nintendo that was released in 1990 in Japan and South Korea, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Australasia (Oceania), and 1993 in South America.
is a series of crossover fighting video games published by Nintendo.
and are fighting video games developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U video game consoles.
A tablet computer, commonly shortened to tablet, is a portable personal computer, typically with a mobile operating system and LCD touchscreen display processing circuitry, and a rechargeable battery in a single thin, flat package.
is a Japanese businessman and a former president of Nintendo.
A technology demonstration or demonstrator model, informally known as a tech demo, is a prototype, rough example or an otherwise incomplete version of a conceivable product or future system, put together as proof of concept with the primary purpose of showcasing the possible applications, feasibility, performance and method of an idea for a new technology.
TechRadar is an online publication focused on technology, with editorial teams in the US, UK, Australia and India.
is the eighth main installment in the Tekken fighting game series, released in Japanese arcades on September 14, 2011.
The A.V. Club is an entertainment website featuring reviews, interviews, and other articles that examine films, music, television, books, games, and other elements of pop culture media.
The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) is a nonprofit news organization that publishes daily articles in electronic format as well as a weekly print edition.
The Escapist (typeset as the escapist) is an online magazine covering mostly video games as well as movies, comics, TV, and more.
The Legend of Zelda is a high-fantasy action-adventure video game series created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo.
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is a collector's book about Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series, published in English by Dark Horse Comics and in German by Tokyopop.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is a 2013 action-adventure game in ''The Legend of Zelda'' series for the Nintendo Wii U home video game console.
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 Nikkei,, is Nikkei, Inc.'s flagship publication and the world's largest financial newspaper, with a daily circulation exceeding three million.
The NPD Group, Inc. (NPD; formerly National Purchase Diary Panel Inc. and NPD Research Inc.) is an American market research company founded on September 28, 1966 and based in Port Washington, New York.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
A touchscreen is an input and output device normally layered on the top of an electronic visual display of an information processing system.
Transformers: Prime – The Game is a brawler video game developed by Now Production for the Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS and Altron for the Nintendo DS.
The is a fictional divine artifact from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series of video games.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
Two Tribes B.V. is an independent video game developer based in Harderwijk, Netherlands.
Ubisoft Entertainment SA (formerly Ubi Soft Entertainment SA) is a French video game publisher headquartered in Montreuil.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
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.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
USB (abbreviation of Universal Serial Bus), is an industry standard that was developed to define cables, connectors and protocols for connection, communication, and power supply between personal computers and their peripheral devices.
VG247 (stylized as VG24/7) is a video game blog published in the United Kingdom, founded in February 2008 by industry veteran Patrick Garratt.
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.
A variety of computer graphic techniques have been used to display video game content throughout the history of video games.
Videotelephony comprises the technologies for the reception and transmission of audio-video signals by users at different locations, for communication between people in real-time.
, also abbreviated as VC, is a line of downloadable video games (mostly unaltered) for Nintendo's Wii and Wii U home gaming consoles and the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console.
Virtual goods are non-physical objects and money purchased for use in online communities or online games.
The Visual Memory Unit (VMU), also referred to as the (VMS) in Japan and Europe, is the primary memory card produced by Sega for the Dreamcast home video game console.
Warriors Orochi 3, originally released as in Japan, is a 2011 hack and slash video game developed by Tecmo Koei and Omega Force for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Watson is a question-answering computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM's DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci.
The watt (symbol: W) is a unit of power.
WebKit is a browser engine used in Apple's Safari browser and other products.
What They Play was a video game-centric website aimed at helping parents learn about content in video games, helping them decide what games their children should play.
Wi-Fi or WiFi is technology for radio wireless local area networking of devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards.
The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006.
The Wii game series is a series of exergaming simulation games for the Wii and Wii U Video game console published by Nintendo.
The is a balance board accessory for the Wii and Wii U video game consoles.
is an exergaming video game developed by Nintendo for the Wii U console, and is the successor to the Wii games Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus.
The (known internally as the System Menu) is the graphical shell of the Wii game console, as part of the Wii system software.
is a party video game from Nintendo for the Wii U. It was announced in a January 2013 Nintendo Direct, and later detailed at E3 2013 and the October 2013 Nintendo Direct.
The Wii Remote, also known colloquially as the Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendo's Wii console.
is a sports video game from Nintendo released as downloadable software for the Wii U. It consists of HD remakes of the individual sports from the 2006 Wii launch title, Wii Sports, which can be purchased individually or rented for a period of time.
The Wii U is a home video game console developed by Nintendo, and the successor to the Wii.
The Wii U GamePad is the standard controller for Nintendo's Wii U video game console.
The is a video game controller produced by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console.
The Wii U system software is the official firmware version and operating system for Nintendo's Wii U game console.
Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia that is based on a model of openly editable content.
A wireless network is a computer network that uses wireless data connections between network nodes.
Xbox is a video gaming brand created and owned by Microsoft.
The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.
The Xbox 360 controller is the primary controller for the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game console and was introduced at E3 2005.
Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft.
The yen sign (¥) or the yuan sign (¥/元) is a currency sign used by the Chinese yuan (CNY) and the Japanese yen (JPY) currencies.
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved is a fitness game developed and published by Ubisoft.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
YPbPr or Y'PbPr, also written as, is a color space used in video electronics, in particular in reference to component video cables.
Ziff Davis, LLC is an American publisher and Internet company.
ZombiU (known as Zombi on platforms other than the Wii U) is a first-person survival horror video game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft.
1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.
1080p (1920×1080 px; 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; the p stands for progressive scan, i.e. non-interlaced.
3D television (3DTV) is television that conveys depth perception to the viewer by employing techniques such as stereoscopic display, multi-view display, 2D-plus-depth, or any other form of 3D display.
Per the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, the 45 nanometer (45 nm) technology node should refer to the average half-pitch of a memory cell manufactured at around the 2007–2008 time frame.
480i is a shorthand name for the video mode used for standard-definition analog or digital television in Caribbean, Myanmar, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Laos, Western Sahara, and most of the Americas (with the exception of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay).
480p is the shorthand name for a family of video display resolutions.
5.1 surround sound ("five-point one") is the common name for six channel surround sound audio systems.
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.
720p (1280×720 px; also called HD Ready or standard HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9, normally known as widescreen HDTV (1.78:1).
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