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How Video Game Systems Work


Video Games
Metal Gear Solid 4
Metal Gear Solid 4
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The software used on these dedicated computer systems has evolved amazingly from the simple rectangular blips used in Pong. Games today feature richly textured, full-color graphics, awesome sound and complex interaction between player and system. The increased storage capacity of the cartridges and discs allows game developers to include incredibly detailed graphics and CD-quality soundtracks. Several of the video game systems have built-in special effects that add features like unique lighting or texture mapping in real-time.

There is a huge variety of games available. Here are just a few of the games you can play on the most popular consoles:

Playstation 3

Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV
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FIFA Soccer 08
FIFA Soccer 08
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Xbox 360

Halo 3
Halo 3
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Call of Duty 4
Call of Duty 4
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LEGO Star Wars II
LEGO Star Wars II
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Guitar Hero III
Guitar Hero III
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Wii

Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii
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Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy
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Rock Band
Rock Band
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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Now let's compare console specs.