Console - Computing and Video Games

Computing and Video Games

  • System console, a physical device to operate a computer
    • Virtual console, a user interface for multiple computer consoles on one device
    • Command-line interface, the typical use of the computer console
    • Console applications are programs designed to be used via a text-only computer interface
    • Terminal emulator, a program that substitutes for a computer console or computer terminal
    • Win32 console, the terminal emulator of Microsoft Windows
    • Console (Mac OS X), a log viewer on OS X
    • Console (video game CLI), a command-line user interface element for personal computer games originating in Quake
  • Video game console, a specific device for playing video games
    • Handheld game console, a specific lightweight and portable device for playing video games

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