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Video game console

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The game consists of manipulable images (and usually sounds) generated by a video game console and displayed on a television or similar audio-video system.
Console game

Gran Turismo (video game)

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Gran Turismo and Sega Rally Championship popularised realism in the racing genre with different surfaces and realistic features such as tire grip.
It sold 270,000 units in the German market from January through September 1998, which made it the region's best-selling console game of the period across all systems.

Video game remake

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High definition remakes offer an addition revenue stream for a console game that was potentially at the end of its life.. The developer of the remake is not always the same as the developer of the original game and some, such as Double Eleven, will specialise in ports and remakes of other games.
In 1980, Atari released the first officially licensed home console game conversion of an arcade title, Taito's 1978 hit Space Invaders, for the Atari 2600.

Multiplayer video game

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As a result, many video games are designed for local multiplayer play, with all players viewing the same TV set, with the screen divided into several sections and each player using a different controller.
In modern console, arcade and personal computer games, "multiplayer" implies play with several controllers plugged into one game system.

Outline of video games

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Console game – a video game played on a video game console.

Multimedia

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

Television

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The game consists of manipulable images (and usually sounds) generated by a video game console and displayed on a television or similar audio-video system.

Game controller

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The game itself is usually controlled and manipulated using a handheld device connected to the console, called a controller.

Joystick

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The controller generally contains a number of buttons and directional controls, (such as analogue joysticks), each of which has been assigned a purpose for interacting with and controlling the images on the screen.

Handheld game console

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The display, speakers, console, and controls of a console can also be incorporated into one small object known as a handheld game.

Optical disc

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Console games usually come in the form of an optical disc, ROM cartridge, digital download or in the case of dedicated consoles, stored on internal memory.

ROM cartridge

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Console games usually come in the form of an optical disc, ROM cartridge, digital download or in the case of dedicated consoles, stored on internal memory.

Digital distribution in video games

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Console games usually come in the form of an optical disc, ROM cartridge, digital download or in the case of dedicated consoles, stored on internal memory.

Dedicated console

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Console games usually come in the form of an optical disc, ROM cartridge, digital download or in the case of dedicated consoles, stored on internal memory.

Nintendo

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The differences between consoles create additional challenges and opportunities for game developers, as the console manufacturers (e.g. Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony) may provide extra incentives, support and marketing for console exclusive games.

Microsoft

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The differences between consoles create additional challenges and opportunities for game developers, as the console manufacturers (e.g. Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony) may provide extra incentives, support and marketing for console exclusive games.

Sony

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The differences between consoles create additional challenges and opportunities for game developers, as the console manufacturers (e.g. Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony) may provide extra incentives, support and marketing for console exclusive games.

Console exclusivity

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The differences between consoles create additional challenges and opportunities for game developers, as the console manufacturers (e.g. Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony) may provide extra incentives, support and marketing for console exclusive games.

Game development kit

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To aid development of games for consoles, manufacturers often create game development kits that developers can use for their work.

Magnavox Odyssey

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The first console games were for the Magnavox Odyssey, released in 1972, and consisted of simple games made of three white dots and a vertical line.

Golden age of arcade video games

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The second generation of consoles introduced more powerful capabilities, less hardware limitations than the first generation and coincided with the golden age of arcade video games.

Adventure (Atari 2600)

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Adventure for the Atari 2600 introduced the concept of a "virtual space bigger than the screen" for the first time with the game consisting of multiple rooms to player could visit as opposed to a single static screen.

Video Olympics

Video Olympics was one of the first console games to have a computer controlled opponent in its "Robot Pong" game mode and genres such as platforming and graphical adventure games began.

Platform game

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Video Olympics was one of the first console games to have a computer controlled opponent in its "Robot Pong" game mode and genres such as platforming and graphical adventure games began.

Pac-Man (Atari 2600)

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Pac-Man for the Atari 2600, a port of the original arcade game of the same name, was the best selling game for the console The effects of the crash were primarily felt in the North American market but it still had an impact, albeit smaller, in the Asian and European markets.