Quantcast

Computer hardware Reference Libraries

Page 1 of about 38 Articles
Atari Lynx
2014-07-15 14:42:15

The Atari Lynx is a handheld gaming console released in September 1989, by the Atari Corporation. It was the first handheld to feature a color LCD screen. The Lynx (Handy Game) was originally developed by Epyx in 1987, but the company had financial troubles and agreed to have Atari handle production and marketing of the system. In 1991, Atari re-released the Lynx with improved hardware,...

Nintendo Wii U
2013-08-10 09:31:20

The Wii U is a video game console released on November 18, 2012, in North America, November 30, 2012 in the PAL region, and December 8, 2012 in Japan. It is manufactured by Nintendo to compete against the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. As of March 31, 2013, 3.45 million Wii Us have been sold worldwide. In the US 400,000 units were sold in the first week of release. Over 40,000 units...

Nintendo Wii
2013-08-10 09:19:39

The Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo and released on November 19, 2006. It is the successor to Nintendo’s Game Cube and the early models of the Wii are compatible with all games and most accessories of the Game Cube. Nintendo first announced the system in 2004, unveiled it in 2005 and demonstrated a prototype in September 2005 at the Tokyo Game Show. By December 8, 2006,...

N-Gage QD
2013-08-10 09:06:09

The N-Gage QD is a mobile phone, handheld game console combination released by Nokia on May 26, 2004. It was redesigned from the original N-Gage to be smaller and rounder. A few flaws from the original N-Gage were corrected. The cartridge slot was in a more convenient place located on the bottom of the device and the earpiece was moved to the face of the unit. Other changes in the unit...

Sega Nomad
2013-08-10 07:32:11

The Sega Nomad is a handheld gaming console also known as the Sega Genesis Nomad. It was released by Sega on October 13, 1995 as a portable version of the home based unit the Sega Genesis. This unit is one of the few systems that can play most of the games from any region without an adapter. The system sold around one million units before it was discontinued in 1997. It was codenamed Project...

Ouya
2013-08-06 15:52:20

The Ouya is a video game console developed by OUYA Inc. and manufactured by Boxer8. It was announced on July 3, 2012 as a new home video game console. On July 10, 2012 a kickstarter campaign was released in an effort to see how many people there were interested in the system. During the kickstarter program the fundraising goal was reached within the first eight hours, and in the first 24 hours...

Magnavox Odyssey 2
2013-08-06 15:34:13

The Magnavox Odyssey 2 is a video game console released in 1978 by Magnavox/Philips. It was sold under many different names -- in Europe it was known as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox Odyssey 2 and also as the Philips Odyssey 2. The original system, the Odyssey, produced by Magnavox, was the first video game system released in...

GameKing
2013-08-06 14:56:12

The GameKing is a handheld game console released in Hong Kong in 2003 by TimeTop. There were three consoles produced: the GameKing I, GameKing II, and GameKing III. Another console produced by TimeTop was the Handy Game but was not part of the GameKing brand. The GameKing I (GM-218) featured as an 8-bit system using a 6.0 Mhz CPU and similar in looks to the Game Boy Advance. It uses two AAA...

Vtech VSmile
2013-08-05 14:26:16

The V.Smile system developed by Vtech is a game system for educational purposes. It was developed for an age group between the ages of 3 and 6, but also offers other software for ages up to nine. It was originally released in 2004 and a second generation system was released in 2007. In 2008 the third generation system was released, called the V.Smile Pocket. The console connected to a...

Nintendo DS Lite
2013-08-05 12:24:52

The Nintendo DS Lite is a handheld game console with a dual screen, developed by Nintendo. It is slimmer, lighter, and brighter than the original Nintendo DS. It was available in Japan on March 2, 2006 with 550,000 systems released; it was sold out soon after its launch. Nintendo released another 700,000 in April 2006, and once again the units sold out by late May 2006. Every time the stores...

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
Related