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Encyclopedia > Killer List of Videogames

The Killer List of Videogames (otherwise known simply as KLOV, pronounced Kay-El-Oh-Vee) is a website devoted to cataloging arcade games past and present. It is the video game department of the International Arcade Museum. It is heavily accessed by collectors and fans the world over. It is by far the largest database of such information on the Internet. The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... A database is an organized collection of data. ...


Though it has "videogame" in its name, the title is a bit of a misnomer. The KLOV only lists arcade machines. The site of MobyGames, however, does catalog other video games, such as console and computer games. A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... MobyGames is a website devoted to cataloging computer and video games, both past and present. ... A console game is a form of interactive multimedia used for entertainment. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ...


The KLOV has cabinet, control panel and marquee images, screenshots and even 3D models of the machine in some cases. Entries have machine technical information, a game description, cabinet information, lists cheats, tricks and bugs, discusses conversions and gameplay, lists trivia and fix information and discusses the game's legacy (such as sequels or similar games it insprired). Some entries even have the complete technical manual available for download. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The KLOV's entries are heavily weighted for classic arcade games: that is, games released during the Golden Age of Arcade Games. But most arcade games have an entry, though entries for newer games tend to be spotty. The more popular a game was, the more extensive the entry is likely to be. In Space Invaders, the player controls the firing and horizontal position of the green cannon at the bottom, fending off constant attack by echelons of eponymous enemies. ...


The site features a "Machine of the Moment" and maintains a list of "The Top 100 Videogames." The site also hosts message boards where collectors and fans can ask questions and get answers from experts. It also publishes news related to arcade games. An Internet forum, also known as a message board or discussion board, is a web application that provides for online discussions, and is the modern descendant of the bulletin board systems and existing Usenet news systems that were widespread in the 1980s and 1990s. ...


External links

  • The Killer List of Videogames website
  • The KLOV's Top 100 games

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Killer List of Videogames - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (309 words)
The Killer List of Videogames (otherwise known simply as KLOV, pronounced Kay-El-Oh-Vee) is a website devoted to cataloging arcade games past and present.
Though it has "videogame" in its name, the title is a bit of a misnomer.
The KLOV has cabinet, control panel and marquee images, screenshots and even 3D models of the machine in some cases.
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