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Video Game Programming. Radical Entertainment Inc. Console Architecture. What is a Console?. Consoles are dedicated game machines Current Consoles: PS2 XBox Dreamcast Game Cube. Console components. Example: Playstation. Differences between console and PC Game components. TV Output
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Video Game Programming Radical Entertainment Inc.
What is a Console? • Consoles are dedicated game machines • Current Consoles: • PS2 • XBox • Dreamcast • Game Cube
Differences between console and PC Game components • TV Output • No Harddrive • No Virtual Memory • No complex saved games • Memory Cards • Limited Memory • Limited CPU power
Benefits of Console programming • Fixed target
Game Design is often influenced by hardware limitations • PC games are often networked