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Challenge.018 [Video Games]

Deadline: Friday, July 6th, 2007; 5pm CST.
You may enter up to 3 [three] icons.
You may use other images of video games/gamers if you'd like to.
All effects are allowed [except animations]. Animations will be allowed this week!
All icons must meet LJ requirements.
Do not share your icons until voting has closed.
Enter by commenting to this post only, with image & url.
If you use an image you find on your own, please provide a link to the full size image.
If you're iconing a game tell me what game!
Current entries: 28

People playing games, video game screencaptures, and video game promo art/sprits are all accepted.
Massive video game list can be found here.
*Please tell me what the game is in your icon.*

Click thumbs for larger & uncropped images.
Images from corbis.com + google.com + veer.com.

The "video" in "video game" traditionally refers to a raster display device.[1] However, with the popular use of the term "video game", it now implies any type of display device. The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles. These platforms are broad in range, from large computers such as mainframes, to handheld devices such as cell phones and PDAs. Specialized video games such as arcade games, while previously common, have gradually declined in use.

The user interface to manipulate video games is generally called a game controller, which varies across platforms. For instance, a dedicated console controller might consist of only a button and a joystick, or feature a dozen buttons and one or more joysticks. Early personal computer based games historically relied on the availability of a keyboard for game play, or more commonly, required the user to purchase a separate joystick with at least one button to play. Many modern computer games allow the player to use a keyboard and mouse simultaneously.

The history of video games traces back to 1948, where the idea of a video game was conceived and patented by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann.[2] In 1958, William Higinbotham's Tennis for Two was developed. Then in 1962, "spacewar!", was developed and it is hailed as the very first computer video game. Later in 1972, the Magnavox Odyssey was released, the first video game console. Ralph Baer is credited as creating the first home video game console, the "brown box," the prototype of the Magnavox Odyssey.

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Don't forget, you can enter THREE icons this week!
Good luck!

P.S. There's still time to enter Challenge.017 [Norman Rockwell]. This challenge really needs more love!

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