Console Games

Console Games for Ultimate Game Play

What are Console Games

Console games are a popular way of achieving a fantastic level of game play. Instead of boring board games or slow running computer games, console games offer a tremendous library of titles that can complete the entire gaming experience. Regardless of your favorite game, you are sure to find a title that tickles your fancy in your local gaming shop or even from one of the many virtual stores located on the World Wide Web. Furthermore, movie rental shops like Blockbuster Video stock an enormous selection of gaming titles so that you can experience a variety of game play without having to commit money to a specific title

The History of Console Games

Gaming consoles first saw the light of day back in the mid-1970s, but grew to extreme levels of popularity in the 1980s. As a way to bring the video arcade into the home, gaming consoles like Atari had relatively basic graphics and game themes, but were incredibly popular. The game Pong is arguably the game that started the console game craze, which features a virtual simulation of a ping pong match that could be played between two individuals. Later on, Nintendo came on the market and brought characters such as the Mario Brothers, Zelda, and Donkey Kong to life.

Popular Gaming Consoles on the Market

Today’s popular gaming consoles are made by Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. Instead of the slow running consoles of the past, today’s consoles are like mini computers, coming with an extreme amount of memory so that the complex game discs can be played without issue. Also, the gaming cartridges of the past have been replaced with sleek game compact discs, which are much less bulky and capable of holding much more information. The front runners of the gaming consoles today are the Nintendo GameCube, the Sony PlayStation, and the Microsoft Xbox. Many games currently available on the market today come in a variety of formats so that you can still enjoy your favorite game regardless of the brand of your current gaming console. In order to play these games, you will need a television and a set of speakers so that the video and audio information can be transferred from the gaming console. There are even gaming facilities that use huge movie screens and booming speakers so that you can take your gaming experience to a whole new level.

Hand Held Gaming Consoles

As electronic equipment is becoming smaller and even more portable than ever before, the gaming consoles designed for portable gaming have shrunken to tiny proportions. Instead of the bulky GameBoy of the past, Nintendo has come out with a fantastically portable version that is capable of holding a vast library of games on tiny discs. Furthermore, the Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable) is taking the market by storm. Able to play both games and movies available in the proper format, the PSP is a versatile entertainment system capable of being held in the palm of your hand.

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