Tech | Electronics | Video Game Systems

What’s in a video game system? We'll explore the answers, highlighting games such as Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and the Wii, among others.

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The Nintendo Wii Quiz

The Nintendo Wii Quiz

Motion control gaming took over the world thanks to Nintendo. Prove your Nintendo Wii console knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

The Super PlayStation 2 Quiz

The Super PlayStation 2 Quiz

The PlayStation 2 has had many new versions released to devoted gamers. See how much you know about the PlayStation 2 with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

The Ultimate PlayStation History Quiz

The Ultimate PlayStation History Quiz

The PlayStation has captured multiple gamer generations. See how much your know about the history and development of it at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Xbox vs. PlayStation Quiz

The Xbox vs. PlayStation Quiz

Which side are you on in the Xbox vs. PlayStation war? See how much you know about each console with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Game On!: The Old-school Video Game Console Quiz

Game On!: The Old-school Video Game Console Quiz

Do you know everything about old-school video game consoles? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Nintendo Power Glove Worked

How the Nintendo Power Glove Worked

The Nintendo Power Glove seemed like the gaming accessory of the future. Find out how the Power Glove worked and why it didn't deliver. See more »

How Xbox One Works

How Xbox One Works

The Xbox One is Microsoft's offering to go up against the PlayStation 4. Find out about the Xbox One's bid to dominate your living room. See more »

How PlayStation 4 Works

How PlayStation 4 Works

Sony's PS4 is the latest in the PlayStation lineup. Find out how it measures up to other gaming systems. See more »

How the Wii U Works

How the Wii U Works

Wii U is Nintendo's follow up to the wildly successful Wii. The Wii U boasts improved graphics and an all-new controller. See how else it competes. See more »

How Sphero Works

How Sphero Works

Sphero is a next generation gaming system. Find out what makes Sphero so much fun -- and how it's more capable than you might think. See more »