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Video games are an incredibly popular form of entertainment for both kids and adults. They can be bought from retail locations or online stores, or rented through subscription services. The following are a few popular video gaming terms to be familiar with when shopping for games.

  • RPG – An RPG is a role playing game in which the player controls a character or group of characters to complete quests. These games have a narrative structure and typically feature characters that increase in level and gain abilities.
  • Platform – A platform is an electronic system used to play games. Popular gaming platforms include personal computers, arcade machines, hand held devices, mobile phones, and consoles. Consoles are designed primarily for playing video games but may also include DVD players, web browsers, and other media players.
  • Online Gaming – Online gaming technology is used for a variety of purposes including the playing of multiplayer games. Multiplayer role-playing games have developed in to elaborate virtual worlds online. Multiplayer shooting games are also a popular online gaming option.
  • Exergaming – Exergaming refers to the playing of home or arcade exercise games. These games are controlled by a player’s movements, turning video games into an active rather than sedentary activity. These games are often sports themed but can be about anything.
  • Educational – Educational video games are designed to teach some skill to a player. Systems like simulators manufactured for flight schools and driver’s education classes are educational video games. They are also varieties designed for children that teach math, language, or problem solving strategy.
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    288 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
    (401) 847-4026
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    91 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882
    (401) 782-1343
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    52 Frenchtown Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852
    (401) 541-9006
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    672 Centre of New England Blvd, Coventry, RI 02816
    (401) 828-2903
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    286 Garfield Ave, Cranston, RI 02920
    (401) 944-1462
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    781 Broad St, Central Falls, RI 02863
    (401) 722-5454
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    11 Commerce Way, Johnston, RI 02919
    (401) 421-0659
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    143 Franklin St Unit 9, Westerly, RI 02891
    (401) 596-0445
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    371 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917
    (401) 231-1624
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    400 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI 02886
    (401) 739-4753
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    1000 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI 02920
    (401) 275-0253
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    163 Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
    (401) 845-5060
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    75 Market St, Warren, RI 02885
    (401) 289-2765
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    1 Empire Plz, Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 243-8300
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    1 Clinton St, Woonsocket, RI 02895
    (401) 765-8871


    Video games are a major aspect of technology these days. Ever since the 1970s, arcade games and home video game consoles have gained significant popularity. These computer systems basically work in the home with a control device that is handheld and a game cartridge that is plugged into the console. You can play by watching a television screen and using the controls. However, nowadays you can play all sorts of games online as well. There are even computer and game accessory stores located in most areas of the US that allow people to buy and sell new or used games. It takes many creators, manufacturers, and distributors to handle the massive video game market. Some of things that must be considered when video and arcade games are designed are strategy, rhythm, RPG functioning, sport levels, and cheat codes. Action sequences are also a major element of design. Before any new game consoles or cartridges are released, they are reviewed by professionals. This way, there are no flaws in the graphics or various game levels. Since virtual gaming is a major business, video games are also played on phones and online computers. However, depending on the video game you play, a controller may be required, along with a guitar, gun or steering wheel accessory. In this day and age, you can learn the most about arcade and video console games online. There is a deluge of data pertaining to this technology on the web. Most of the information is free if you simply do a search for video game systems and cartridges.
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