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Encyclopedia > List of gaming topics

This is a hierarchical list linking to all articles related to computer and video games. This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ...


See Also: Category:Computer and video games

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Games

Bold text A game is a recreational activity involving one or more players. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... This is a list of computer games and video games. ... This is a list of arcade games organized alphabetically by name. ... The following is a list of notable websites that are devoted to video games: Currently operating Gamer Unlimited DLH Doomworld GameFAQs GameSpot GameSpy HeavenGames IGN Killer List of Videogames MobyGames Old Man Murray PlanetQuake RF Generation Rotten Tomatoes SoGamed Starmen. ... Game play (or gameplay) includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. ... A software toy is a computer game that does not have a well-defined way to win, often used of simulations and other programs where the experience is the value of the game. ... A walkthrough is a term describing the consideration of a process at an abstract level. ... Interactive art is a piece of art that involves the spectator in some way. ... Games may be classified and sub-classified according to many different criteria. ...


Platforms (hardware)

...and how they affect game play

Games, like most other forms of media, may be categorized into genres based on gameplay, atmosphere, and various other factors. ... An Alienware PC Personal computer games are games played on a personal computer. ... Computer and video games A screenshot of Tetris for the Nintendo Game Boy A console game (better known as a video game) is a form of interactive multimedia used for entertainment, which consists of a moveable image displayed on a screen that is usually controlled and manipulated using a handheld... The Nintendo GameCube is an example of a video game console. ... Dedicated consoles are video game consoles that are dedicated to a built in game or games, and are not equipped for additional games, via cartridge or other media. ... ... Console wars is a term used to refer to the various competition between video game consoles. ... A handheld game console is a lightweight, portable, electronic device for playing video games. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... This arcade cabinet, containing Centipede, is an upright. ... This is a list of pinball games organized alphabetically by name. ... Internet games (also known as online games) are games that are played online via the Internet. ... Online skill-based games are a growing genre of Internet games. ... A mobile game is a commercial product that is distributed to the customer using mobile operators network. ... An audio game is a game played on an electronic device. ...

Genre

This is listing of computer and video game genres with a brief description and examples from each genre. ... A programming game is a computer game, where the player has no direct influence on the course of the game. ...

Players and interaction

A video game player is a person who plays video games or sometimes computer games. ... A gamer is, in a general sense, one who plays games. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Multiplayer is a mode of play for computer and video games in which multiple people can play the same game at the same time. ... Cheating is a common problem in multiplayer, online computer games. ... This is a list of online multiplayer games, and the known online multiplayer cheats that can occur on them. ...

Negative views and censorship

Critics say that games such as Grand Theft Auto 3 advocate real-life crimes, like carjacking. ... Critics say that games such as Grand Theft Auto 3 advocate real-life crimes, like carjacking. ... Australia, like most countries, has rules that restrict or ban the production, sale, and distribution of some creative works, including books, magazines, movies, television, computer games, web site content, mobile content, live theatre, music and other forms. ... Pan European Game Information, or more commonly PEGI, is a European system for rating the content of computer and video games, and other entertainment software. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States and Canada. ... Office: Junior Senator, Connecticut Political party: Democratic Term of office: January 1989 – Present Preceded by: Lowell Weicker Succeeded by: Incumbent (2007) Date of birth: Feburary 24, 1942 Place of birth: Stamford, Connecticut Marriage: Hadassah Lieberman Joseph Isadore Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Connecticut. ... This is a list of banned computer and video games. ... Nintendo (Japanese: 任天堂; TSE: NTDOY) was originally founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in a Japanese playing card game of the same name. ... In the history of computer and video games homosexuality and transgenderism have been depicted in much the same way that Hollywood films used sexuality and gender. ...

History

Although the history of computer and video games spans almost five decades, computer and video games themselves did not become part of the popular culture until the late 1970s. ... This is a comprehensive chronology of role-playing games for video game consoles. ... The video game crash of 1977 was different from the video game crash of 1983 in that the crash was not so much caused by games as it was caused by a single game/unit. ... The video game crash of 1983 was the sudden collapse of the video game business and the bankruptcy of a number of companies producing home computers and video game consoles in North America in late 1983 and early 1984. ... In the history of video games, the 8-bit era was the third generation of video game consoles, but the first after the video game crash of 1983 and considered by some to be the first modern era of console gaming. ... In the history of video games, the 16-bit era was the fourth generation of video game consoles. ... In the history of computer and video games, the 32-bit / 64-bit era was the fifth generation of video game consoles. ... The sixth-generation era (sometimes referred to as the handheld era, nostalgia era, or 128-bit era) refers to the current crop of computer and video games, video game consoles, and video game handhelds. ... The seventh-generation era is a video game era in the history of computer and video games that began at the start of 2005, but isnt set to really take off until mid-2006. ... This article contains a timeline of notable events in the history of arcade gaming: 1976: Barricade, the first game in the Q-Basic Snakes/Tron Lightcycle genre is released, almost immediately copy cat games are made 1981: Deco releases Cassette, the first standardized arcade platform, for which many games were... 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. ...

Industry

The computer and video game industry is the economic sector involved with the development, marketing and sale of video and computer games. ... This is a list of companies that have made video games for either computers or video game consoles. ... Below is a list of game industry people, people who work or have worked in the video game industry, on video or computer games. ... This is a list of video game franchises organised alphabetically by name. ... Video game industry practices are similar to those of other entertainment industries (e. ... Video game studies is the still-young field of analysing video games from a social science or humanities perspective. ...

Development

...and people involved; development lifecycle.

Neverwinter Nights, a popular modern computer role-playing game, features a powerful 3D graphics engine. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video or computer games. ... Game AI refers to techniques used in computer and video games to produce the illusion of intelligence in the behavior of non-player characters (NPCs). ... Game design is the process of designing the content, background and rules of a game. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... Interaction design is a sub-discipline of design which examines the role of embedded behaviors and intelligence in physical and virtual spaces as well as the convergence of physical and digital products. ... John Carmack, one of the worlds leading game programmers, working on Doom 3 using an IDE. Game programming is a subset of game development. ... John Carmack is one of the most widely recognized and influential game programmers. ... In computing, a game engine is the core software component of a video game. ... Level design is the creation of levels—locales, stages, or missions—for a video or computer game. ... A level designer is a person who creates levels for computer and/or video games using a specific set of programs. ... UnrealEd is the level editor for Epics Unreal series of first-person shooters. ... A game artist is responsible for all of the artistic aspects of game development. ... Texture is the properties held and sensations caused by the external surface of objects received through the sense of touch. ... The rewrite of this article is being devised at Talk:3D computer graphics/Temp. ... Conceptual art, sometimes called idea art, is art in which the ideas embodied by a piece are more central to the work than the means used to create it. ... Outrun (1986) is an arcade game with a famous soundtrack. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... An expansion pack is an addition to an existing game. ... 2004 Banshee car modification for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - replacement of original Banshee Mod or modification is a term generally applied to computer games, especially first-person shooters and real-time strategy games. ... In the video game subculture, an enhanced remake (also called updated classics) is an updated version of a video or computer game that was originally developed for a less advanced system. ... A fan translation is an unofficial translation of a computer game or video game, into a language that it was never marketed in. ... Fangames are typically games, made by fans, featuring popular video game characters. ... Abandonware is computer software which is no longer being sold or supported by its copyright holder. ...

Miscellaneous


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Games are played primarily for entertainment or enjoyment, but may also serve as exercise or in an educational, simulational or psychological role.
Games were important to Wittgenstein's later thought; he held that language was itself a game, consisting of tokens governed by rough-and-ready rules that arise by convention and are not strict.
Games of pure skill are likely the oldest sort of game, and are found in all cultures, regardless of their level of material culture.
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