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Game Consoles

A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a console machine primarily designed for consumers to use for playing video games in contrast to arcade machines or home computers. It includes home video game consoles, handheld game consoles, microconsoles and dedicated consoles.

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Customer brought in an Xbox One that is having the strangest issue I've ever seen.  She brought me 4 different controllers, 2 new, 2 old.  All of them will pair (eventually) with the Xbox and work.  But they only work on an average of 2-5 minutes before they lose connection and drop.  Then they will reconnect themselves.  

I can get at least 15 feet away and they still work (if currently working).  A straight USB cable connection to the unit works flawlessly with no issues.

I have reset the console in an attempt to fix this issue, including wiping all settings and signing back into the customers account.  The issue still persists.  Suggestions?
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Hi,

I'm looking around for a game console for 2 kids (6 & 8, one loves football, the other is a dancing girl).
So I know there is Nintento Playstation, Microsoft XBox (one, S, 360 ... and even Windows10??? not sure what differences are?) and WII.
Then there is also the Kinect, what I love as an idea.

Have read something about it and saw two games which are great "Just Dance" and "Kinectimals" which look great fun to me.
Also being able to play with multiple persons (whole family or friends) seems great (f.e. dancing or bowling).

Now I think I have to go for the Kinect, so then XBox is my choice (if you do not agree, let me know), I have a spare Windows 10 laptop (Dell E7250) which I could use ... to run these games? Then I might also find them online somewhere (games)?
Then I only need to buy the Kinect and the games. I do already have Netflix and mediaplayer on TV so those features are not needed. Will not play myself any fancy games (I guess, never played before) so what would be the best option here?


Any input welcome!
J.
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

             I have recently purchased a Playstation 4 console with controller.  At this point, I seem to have more questions than answers about it despite of my enjoyment of it.  One important question which I have and confident that someone will be able to answer is the following:  How can I upgrade my browser within PS4?  To be perfectly honest. I am not even sure which browser the PS4 console is using by default.  

             Any feedback regarding the step by step procedures for upgrading the default browser of PS4 will be greatly appreciated.

             Thank you

              George
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I'm looking for a USB game controller for PC games, games like Grand Theft Auto V and other PC games. What's a good and affordable gaming controller to look for?
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          I will be purchasing a PS4 console with controller this month.  It is my understanding the PS4 controller can be used wireless after being fully charged which brings me to this upcoming question.  Will the wireless PS4 controller cause any interference with my AT&T wireless setup at home used for internet access?

          Thank you

          George
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

            I am wondering how long a controller for a PS4 console will retain its charge.  It is my understanding it will need to be fully charged via standard to micro USB cable when the PS4 console is removed from its box.  I believe the front LED area of the controller will be an amber color when needing to be charged and a blue color when fully charged.   However, I was unclear about the time duration for the retention of the charge.

            Thank you

            George
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

           As an extension to my previously closed questions regarding Playstation 4 consoles, I am wondering if they support playback of DVD and Bluray media or disk.  I will be purchasing a PS4 this month and wish to harness all of it features and potential.  

           Thank you

           George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          I am interested in purchasing a PS4 console with a controller which brings me to the purpose of this post.   When selecting a PS4 console with controller, what exactly should I be looking for with respect to features.  Are all PS4 consoles the same?  The games I am purchasing the PS4 console for are PacMan https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/arcade-game-series-pac-man/cid=UP0700-CUSA03955_00-PACMAN0000000000  , Eight Ball Deluxe https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/addons/eight-ball-deluxe/cid=UP2058-CUSA00081_00-TABPACKPS4000053  , and Cyclone https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/addons/pinball-arcade-cyclone/cid=UP2058-CUSA00081_00-TABPACKPS4000036.  I hope these are full version games because the requested online purchase amount does seem low.  

          With respect to budget, I would like to purchase a PS4 console with controller within the price range of $250 to $300.  It seems like the average price is $300 based upon the ones reviewed on ebay and amazon.  

          Any feedback given in reply to this question will be greatly appreciated.

          Thank you

          George
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

           I am wondering where I can go to download Kings of Steel pinball game for PS4.   I was lucky to find Eight Ball Deluxe pinball game at https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/addons/eight-ball-deluxe/cid=UP2058-CUSA00081_00-TABPACKPS4000053.  Like Kings of Steel pinball game, it is another 80's classic.  At any rate, if someone could provide a lead for downloading Kings of Steel pinball game for PS4, it will be greatly appreciated.

           Thank you

           George
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

            I am wondering how to backup Playstation online purchased games from a PS4 console.

            Thank you

            George
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

           I am wondering how many Playstation online purchased games can be downloaded to a 500GB internal drive of a PS4 console.

           Thank you

           George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

             I will be purchasing a PS4 gaming console with controllers this month.  I will be starting at ground zero, meaning, I be a beginner starting with nothing with respect to knowledge of configuring and setting it up.  However, I have run across some classic PS4 games which I would like to purchase from the playstation store.  One is PacMan located at https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/arcade-game-series-pac-man/cid=UP0700-CUSA03955_00-PACMAN0000000000 and the other is Eight Ball Deluxe located at https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/addons/eight-ball-deluxe/cid=UP2058-CUSA00081_00-TABPACKPS4000053.   There is an option to add each one of these to a shopping cart for purchasing which leads me into this question.  How can I transfer any online purchased PS4 game to my PS4 gaming console when it arrives?

             Thank you

            George
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

             I am interested in connecting a game console for playback of older classic 80's games (PacMan, Donkey Kong, Centipede, etc.) onto my VIZIO flat screen television (Models D32h-C1).  It does have 2 HDMI and 1 COMP input.  The COMP input is currently being used by a DVD player.  I have been looking at some nice ATARI 2600 gaming consoles with a variety of classic 80's games of interest on ebay. However, I am not sure how compatible these things will prove to be with my television set within the realm of playback quality.  

              Given what has been disclosed here, I am wondering if I might could get some suggestions or recommendations for gaming consoles which will play back older 80's classic games without technical issues.

              Any submitted suggestions along with links to check out for review and evaluation will be greatly appreciated.

              Thank you

              George
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

           I am wondering how I can interface a 1980's retro game console with a VIZIO flat screen television
(Model D32h-C1)  The link to the classic or retro game is https://9gifts.net/products/400-classic-video-games-in-one  for review.

            Any shared input will be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you

            George
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Hello,

Recently I used the Retropie emulation software for Raspberry Pi. It is a really cool software and is very handy and attractive. So, I was wondering whether I could replicate these softwares on sd cards, install them on pis and start selling them for some small scale business. I would like to know, if doing such a thing would be legal. Actually, there are quite few ideas about using pis as portable media centers, portable game consoles, a simple portable desktops or just a cheap monitoring cameras. It can be customized to the very end for users and can be an attention grabber in certain circles. But what would be my legal position and what, if any, licensing would it require to start such a business?

Thanks in advance.
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Hello all,

This is exciting -- I have not used experts exchange in over a decade! Boy does it look completely different these days.

I have created a device which takes various Xbox controllers as input and allows the user to plug it into a Nintendo 64. I am using a Nucleo-F446RE to prototype this project.

It has been confirmed to work with wireless xbox 360 controllers, wired xbox one controllers, and off-brand wired xbox 360 controllers. However oddly enough, it will not work with a Microsoft brand xbox 360 wired controller!

Since it works with off-brand x360 wired controllers, I assume I have the protocol correct. The problem is likely very low level and beyond my knowledge level. I have access to a Saleae logic analyzer for aid in debugging. Is someone with good knowledge of the USB protocol and/or the wired xbox 360 controller able to aid in debugging?

The code is public at https://developer.mbed.org/users/Ownasaurus/code/N64_Output_XPAD/

Thanks,
Ownasaurus
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Hello, Experts Exchange.
I've been working on a project in class and if you could spend a few minutes to help me with a problem i'd really appreciate it.
In our class, we have to make an MMORPG Video game and i was asking you for a little help with my issue.
So, we had to have an in-game shop within our MMORPG video game and the platforms for this game we're :
______________
-Xbox
-Playstation 4
______________
So my question is what money processor should i use for people to buy my in-game shop items? Should i use paypal? Microsoft? If you could help me, that'd be great. A part of this project is also to ask Experts Exchange a question.
Thank You for taking your time and reading this question.
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What programming code does the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 1 use for games like NBA 2k, and Madden?
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In one of my classes for school we have to come up with a business plan for a MMORPG that we are creating. One of the topics is programming. My game is two teams fighting against each other which includes interaction, guns, fighting, moving around, and a world that is a city with all the tall buildings destructed and on fire due to bombings. What kind of codes would be used to make this happen?
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Anything that I have to provide credit card / banking information is a red flag consideration, right?

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I am investigating cloud gaming as a future possible project for my company. Could you provide a few sites that currently provide such free or paid services? What I understand as cloud gaming is actually running any performance intensive game in the cloud so that it can be run on computer that do not meet even minimal system requirements for that game. I assume that it should use HTML5 rather than Adobe Flash. Also all other information on current state of Cloud gaming will be greatly appreciated.
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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if there is any API for Pokemon Go? I'm curious at least to know if any version of an API coming soon, it would be exciting to work on top of it.

Thanks,
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My nephew's XBox external drive was accidentally partially deleted and now shows no games. There are files on the drive:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1M Jun 19 13:45 ./.DS_Store
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1M Jun 19 13:49 ./._.DS_Store
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 519M Jun  3 14:29 ./0000000000000000/4D530A8C/00000001/WoT_0.dsPkg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2326M Jun  3 14:29 ./0000000000000000/4D530A8C/00000001/WoT_1.dsPkg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2326M Jun  3 13:56 ./0000000000000000/4D530A8C/00000001/WoT_2.dsPkg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 563M Jun 12 02:43 ./0000000000000000/555308C2/00000002/1C5008BE142A0C330E3E9636240658D49
44A56C555
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 507M Jun 12 03:47 ./0000000000000000/555308C2/00000002/80D50E2B824C8C4FCF14BEADDB31524C6
7AD030D55
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 15M Jun 11 23:46 ./0000000000000000/555308C2/000B0000/tu00000005_00000000
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3750M Jun 14 01:28 ./0000000000000000/555308CA/00000001/installation1
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 462M Jun  9 00:31 ./0000000000000000/555308CA/000B0000/tu00000005_00000000
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1M Jun 19 14:46 ./0000000000000000/FFFE07DF/00040000/ContentCache.pkg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 21M Jun  8 21:12 ./E000014C8D472396/45410912/00000001/portal2_saves
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1M Jun  8 21:12 ./E000014C8D472396/45410912/00000001/UserSettings
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1M Jun 13 14:13 ./E000014C8D472396/555308C2/00000001/ASSASSINSCREED4SAVEGAME1A
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1M Jun 13 14:13 

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Which platform will run Battlefield 4 better (which will have better graphics)?

PS4 or an older laptop on lowest settings:

Laptop specs:
HP Pavilion dm4
Intel Core i5-2520M @ 2.5Ghz
6GB Ram
1GB Radeon HD 7400M
128GB Solid State drive

The laptop meets the min requirements of battlefield 4, but not sure what the lowest settings graphics will look on it.
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I am having difficulty getting my Nintendo Wii U to connect to my Cisco 1841 router using the USB LAN adapter.  I have tried two different adapters and two different cables and both cables have full continuity.  With both adapters it indicates that the connection failed.

Error message states:  Unable to connect to a network device, such as a router or mode.
Error Code: 103-1407
Support Information
1) 5.5.1 U
2) WUP-101(02)
3) FW425675944
4) HATC-0210-2775

Some background information on the router, I have a Cisco 1841 router with two modules installed:
MODULE 1:  HWIC-AP-AG-A (802.11 a/b/g)
MODULE 2:  HWIC-4ESW (4-port switch)

Originally, I had the Wii U connected to the WIFI provided by Module 1 and it can connect to the Internet just fine.  However, if I connect it to Module 2 (switch) with the USB LAN adapter, it is unable to connect.

The WIFI from Module 1 has a DHCP pool of 10.0.1.0/28
The Switch from Module 1 has a DHCP pool of 10.0.2.0/29

Neither of the pools above are full.  I have an Xbox One connected to Module 2 (switch) and it is able to get an IP address and connect just fine.  I have also connected a laptop to the module 2 switch and it too connects just fine.  However, the Wii U is unable to get an IP and connect when connected to the Module 2 switch.  I have tried configuring a static IP and using a different port on the switch and that did not work either.  While the LAN adapter is connected, the switch does have a green light active on…
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Game Consoles

A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a console machine primarily designed for consumers to use for playing video games in contrast to arcade machines or home computers. It includes home video game consoles, handheld game consoles, microconsoles and dedicated consoles.

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