Video Games : Video Game

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Eli McKinney Mrs. Weist 4th Hour English 132 9 March 2015 Video Games A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction to generate visual feedback on a video device. The word video in video game means any type of display device that can produce two- or three-dimensional images. The electronic systems used to play video games are called platforms; examples of these are video game consoles and personal computers. Platforms can range from small handheld devices to large computers. Some video games can become popular and over a few year decrease in use. Video games have gone on to become an art form and an industry. Video games can also have many positive and negative effects on children, both mentally and physically. The input device primarily used to manipulate video games is called a game controller, and varies across platforms. For example, a controller might consist of a button and a joystick, while another controller may consist of two joy sticks and several buttons. Early personal computer games would require a keyboard for gameplay, or more commonly, required the user to by a separate joystick with at least one button. Modern computer games allow or require the user to use the mouse and keyboard simultaneously. A few of the most common game controllers are gamepads, mouses, keyboards, and joysticks. In the recent years, additional methods of input have emerged such as camera-based observation for video game consoles and touch-sensitive screens on

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