Handheld Video Games
A handheld video game is a video game designed for a handheld device. In the past, this primarily meant handheld game consoles such as Nintendo's Game Boy line. In more recent history, mobile games have become popular in calculators, personal digital assistants (PDA), mobile phones, digital audio players (e.g., MP3), and other similar portable gadgets.
In the past decade, handheld video games currently have become a major sector of the video game market. In 2004 sales of portable software titles exceeded $1 billion in the United States for the first time, an 11% increase from the prior year.
For dedicated handheld games that do not have interchangeable cartridges, disks, etc., or are not reprogrammable, see handheld electronic games. For games on mobile phones, see mobile games.
... of the TV Typewriter, Don Lancaster, developed a low cost video display for the KIM-1 ... to do color and simple graphics in The Cheap Video Cookbook ...
... of electronic peripherals made possible by rapid technology advancements, handheld video games are now available on a wide variety of platforms, not just exclusive ... although not a gaming platform, had many games, ports or exclusively designed, for the devices ... The popular Apple iPod mp3 player includes several bundled games, allows users to download new games from the iTunes Store, and clever enthusiasts have been modifying the software to ...
... Handheld video games grew out of handheld electronic games that were popular from the 1970s through the mid 1990s ... The key factors in contributing to the advance of handheld video games were the increase in processing power, technological advances in liquid crystal displays (LCDs), and the reduction of power ... Handheld video games grew immensely in popularity, thanks to the Game Boy released in 1989 ...
... QuickCam is a line of webcam video camera products by Logitech ... Video conferencing via computers already existed at the time, and client-server based video conferencing software such as CU-SeeMe was gaining popularity ... It produced 16 shades of gray at a resolution of 320×240 pixels, and could record video at about 15 frames per second it cost $100 ...
Famous quotes containing the words video games, games and/or video:
“It is among the ranks of school-age children, those six- to twelve-year-olds who once avidly filled their free moments with childhood play, that the greatest change is evident. In the place of traditional, sometimes ancient childhood games that were still popular a generation ago, in the place of fantasy and make- believe play . . . todays children have substituted television viewing and, most recently, video games.”
—Marie Winn (20th century)
“Intelligence and war are games, perhaps the only meaningful games left. If any player becomes too proficient, the game is threatened with termination.”
—William Burroughs (b. 1914)
“We attempt to remember our collective American childhood, the way it was, but what we often remember is a combination of real past, pieces reshaped by bitterness and love, and, of course, the video pastthe portrayals of family life on such television programs as Leave it to Beaver and Father Knows Best and all the rest.”
—Richard Louv (20th century)