Light Gun

A light gun is a pointing device for computers and a control device for arcade and video games.

Modern screen-based light guns work by building a sensor into the gun itself, and the on-screen target(s) emit light rather than the gun. The first device of this type, the light pen, was used on the MIT Whirlwind computer.

The light gun and its ancestor, the light pen, are now rarely used as pointing devices due largely to the popularity of the mouse and changes in monitor display technology—conventional light guns only work with CRT monitors.

Read more about Light GunEarly History, Use in Video Games, Design, Positional Guns, Light Gun Models

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... Main article Light gun See also Light gun shooter A light gun is a peripheral used to "shoot" targets on a screen ... They usually roughly resemble firearms or ray guns ... shooters, or shooting gallery games like those that came with the Shooting Gallery light gun ...
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Light Gun Models
... Beam Gun - Nintendo - 1970 Shooting Gallery - Magnavox Odyssey - 1972 Laser Clay Shooting System - Nintendo - 1973 Wild Gunman - Nintendo - 1974 Wonder Wizard - GHP - 1976 ColorSport VIII - Granada - 1976 GD-1380 ... Universum - 1979 NES Zapper - Nintendo - 1984 Light Phaser - Sega - 1986 XG-1 - Atari (XEGS) - 1987 Action Max - Worlds of Wonder - 1987 LaserScope ...
Card Game Video Games - Action - Shooter - Light Gun Shooter
... Light gun shooters are a genre of shooter genre designed for use with a pointing device for computers and a control device for arcade and home consoles ... The first light guns appeared in the 1930s, following the development of light-sensing vacuum tubes ... These early light gun games used small (usually moving) targets onto which a light-sensing tube was mounted the player used a gun (usually a rifle) that emitted a beam of light when the trigger was pulled ...
Stack Light Rifle
... The Stack Light Rifle is a light gun that was manufactured by Stack Computer Services and created for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and the Commodore VIC ... The Stack Light Rifle is differentiated from future light guns as being very realistic looking future unrealistic light guns such as the NES Zapper and the Sega Light Phaser ... The barrel actually facilitated the gun's performance as it filtered out ambient light ...

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