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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
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

				
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