The first video game console ever made was the TV Game Unit #7. It eventually came to be known as "The Brown Box" due to the brown wood-grain, self-adhesive vinyl used to make it.
The Brown Box was developed in 1967 by Ralph Baer and his fellow associates at Sanders Associates, Inc. The prototype was developed with the hope that future investors would licence the technology. Baer developed a method of programming the system by flipping various switches to change what type of game could be played. These games included ping-pong, checkers, several sports games and target shooting via a light gun. Baer eventually licensed the product to Magnavox, where they released it as the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972.Learn More
The PlayStation 3 (PS3) only plays certain types of AVI files, such as MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG. The types of videos and files played depend on the format and the presence or absence of copy protection or playback restrictions.Full Answer >
Special pieces of software can be used to make a PS2 multi-regional or region free. They come in the form of disks which can be loaded into the PS2. When run, they install a codec on the PS2 that allows DVDs from all regions to be played on the machine.Full Answer >
When the Sony PlayStation 3 is on, use the USB cable that was provided with the system and controller to plug the controller into the system. A red light on the controller will flash when it begins to charge and stop flashing when charging is complete. After the controller is completely charged, it can be used for either wired or wireless play.Full Answer >
Xbox Live is an online service where users of the Xbox 360 can play games with individuals in other locations. As of 2014, Xbox Live also allows users to stream movies, music and other programming from third-party providers.Full Answer >