A video game accessory is a separate piece of hardware that is required to use a video game console, or one that enriches the video game's play experience. Essentially, video game accessories are everything except the console itself, such as controllers, memory, and AC and audio/visual cables. Most video game consoles come with the accessories required to play games out of the box (minus software): one A/V cable, one AC cable, and a controller. Memory is usually the most required acessory outside of these, as game data cannot be saved to compact disks. The companies that manufacture video game consoles also make these accessories and more, for replacement purposes (AC cords and A/V cables) as well as improving the overall experience (extra controllers for more players, or unique devices like light guns and dance pads). There is an entire industry of companies that create accessories for consoles as well, called third-party companies, usually at prices lower than those made by the maker of the console (first-party) achieved by way of avoiding licensing. Hardware is the general term that is used to describe physical artifacts of a technology. ... A video game console is a dedicated electronic machine designed to play video games. ... A gamepad, also called joypad or control pad, is a type of game controller held with both hands where the thumbs are used to provide input. ... A 32 MB High Speed CompactFlash Type I card A memory card or flash memory card is a solid-state electronic flash memory data storage device used with digital cameras, handheld and laptop computers, telephones, music players, video game consoles, and other electronics. ... City lights viewed in a motion blurred exposure. ... RCA Plugs for composite video and stereo audio An RCA jack, also referred to as a phono connector or CINCH/AV connector, is a type of electrical connector which is commonly used in the audio/video market. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... CD redirects here; see Cd for other meanings of CD. Image of a compact disc (pencil included for scale) A compact disc (or CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... A console manufacturer is a company that manufactures and distributes video game consoles. ... The NES Zapper, NintendoÂ´s light gun and regarded as the quintessential device of this nature. ... The two-player dance platform used in the arcade version of Dance Dance Revolution. ... It has been suggested that Licensing (strategic alliance) be merged into this article or section. ...
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