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There are many new developments in the world of home entertainment. Staying at home will never again be a bore to most children and adults. This kind of home entertainment keeps them pre-occupied thereby taking their minds off boredom and enjoying their stay at home.
Video game systems are more popularly called consoles, and they are widely available in the market. It is also regarded as a computer, but is rather highly specialized although it is also based on CPUs that desktop computers use.
Computers have long been in market circulation way back in the 1970s. The ‘video game era’ was introduced by the Nutting Associates in 1971; it was the very first commercial video game. Magnavox offered the first video game system that very same year. The system’s core consisted of diodes and around 4 dozen transistors placed on a board. That time, arcade games were becoming increasingly popular.
By 1985, the Nintendo Entertainment System was able to introduce new concepts to the industry. This included the use of pad controllers; create authentic video game reproductions for home system, and aggressive pricing of the hardware. Through the games, NES was able to make huge profits.
After some time, home video game systems were not anymore regarded as inferior imitations. Companies which produce these home video game systems include Nintendo, Sony, Sega, and many more.
Although games can also be played over the personal computer, consoles are gaining more popularity because of the following reasons:
- it is cheaper
- you don’t have to wait very long until the game loads
- easily connected to the stereo and television
- compatibility issues is not a problem
- games take complete advantage of the entire hardware
- consoles are not hard to set up, you just have to plug it, and play
- allows multiple players
It is better to have a console than a personal computer if you want to play a video game. Having a personal computer at home is very useful, and if you play computer games on it, it would be damaged in due time. Instead of damaging your computer, it is best to buy a video game system that is designed specially for playing video games.
Video game systems are reasonably priced, and it would be able to provide total game entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. You can choose from the many different models. Brands like Sega, Nintendo, and Sony are a bit pricey compared to other brands but it is also of superior quality. They also offer the latest version of video games that many game players love.
If you don’t want to spend much on home video game systems, you can opt to buy a used video game system. There are stores which offer used systems, and they are a lot cheaper compared to the new ones.
In buying a used video game system, you must check the entire console, and make sure that it operates well. Most used consoles offered in different stores usually have warranties, so you don’t have to worry just in case it fails to operate well once you brought it home.
Shop around your locality. Check out different stores; it is better if you look around for the different models of used video game systems. If you want, you can also do a search online. There are online stores which offer used consoles. They even provide pictures of the product and the price. In fact, some even offer free shipping costs.
If you think that a used video game system will do well for your home entertainment, then you can buy one for yourself.
Some parents are reluctant to buy their children/teenagers a video game system because they are quite worried that it might come in between their studies. Some children and young adults often find more time to play video games rather than studying. But all it takes is proper time management. Don’t let them play the video game without studying first; the parents should still have the final ‘say’ to whether the children can play or not.
Video games are not harmful as long as they know the value between education and playing a video game. Besides, it is not only the children who love playing video game systems. Even adults find it as a very good tool for home entertainment.