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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 PlayStation 3 Works

The PS3 boasts an incredible microprocessor, a brand-new graphics processor and what may be some of the most phenomenal on-screen images ever. Learn all about PlayStation 3 and check out the new controller.


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 »

How the Microsoft Kinect SDK Works

How the Microsoft Kinect SDK Works

The Micosoft Kinect SDK is a software development kit that can be used to expand the possibilities of the Kinect. See what you can do with the Kinect SDK. See more »

Level Up! Video Game Myths Quiz

Level Up! Video Game Myths Quiz

Do you know video game myths from fact? Test your knowledge of video game myths with this quiz and prove you have your game on! See more »

How the Sony PS Vita Will Work

How the Sony PS Vita Will Work

The Sony PS Vita might revolutionize handheld gaming. Learn about the features of the Sony PS Vita and how it will work. See more »

How to Set up Wi-Fi for the Nintendo DS

You want to set up Wi-Fi for the Nintendo DS, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to set up Wi-Fi for the Nintendo DS in this article. See more »