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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How the Wii Works

Nintendo dramatically changed the interface for video games with the Nintendo Wii. Learn what sets the Wii apart from other next-generation consoles.

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  • How can a PlayStation 3 donate its processing power to medical research?

    How can a PlayStation 3 donate its processing power to medical research?

    Playstation 3 owners can donate their consoles' processing power to scientific research. What is this research focused on achieving? Find out the answer to that question in this article. See more »

  • How Dreamcast Works

    How Dreamcast Works

    It may be a relic now, but in 1999, Popular Science magazine recognized the Sega Dreamcast as one of the most important and innovative products of the year. Find out what made it so amazing. See more »

  • How Game Boy Advance Works

    How Game Boy Advance Works

    Nintendo’s handheld gaming systems have dominated the market for years. Find out what made the Game Boy Advance such a major success. See more »

  • How GameCube Works

    How GameCube Works

    It's not the best-selling console ... or the one with the best buzz... or the one with the most bells and whistles. But it's still one heck of a cool machine. Check out what the GameCube has under the hood. See more »

  • How Gizmondo Works

    How Gizmondo Works

    The Gizmondo is a handheld gaming console -- but it's also an MP3 player, a camera, a movie player, and a GPS reciever. Learn what else the Gizmondo can do and what sets it apart from other portable gaming units. See more »

  • How many calories do you burn playing the average Wii game?

    How many calories do you burn playing the average Wii game?

    Video gamers looking to work up a sweat swear Wii Sports games get their heart rate going. Find out how one Wii geek lost 9 pounds (4 kilograms) playing video tennis. See more »

  • How Microsoft Kinect Works

    How Microsoft Kinect Works

    Microsoft's Kinect takes motion-controlled video games to the next level: There's no controller at all. How does the machine know what you're doing and use it to control the game? See more »

  • How N64 Works

    How N64 Works

    The Nintendo 64 was an extremely popular video game system, with millions of users around the world. Learn where it all started and what's inside. See more »

  • How Nintendo DS Works

    How Nintendo DS Works

    With Sony's new portable on its tail, Nintendo's chose not to create a bigger, faster processor, but the Nintendo DS, which stands for either "dual screen" or "developer's system," depending on who you ask. See more »

  • How PlayStation 2 Works

    How PlayStation 2 Works

    The PlayStation 2 was one of the most anticipated game systems ever developed. Take a look inside and see what the PS2 had to offer. See more »

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