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High-Tech Toys for Your TV: Secrets of TiVo™, Xbox by Steven D. Kovsky

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Chapter 5. Intelligent Game Consoles—Gaming Goes Global

Overview of Gaming IEDs

When it comes to pulse-pounding, sweaty-palmed exhilaration, few home entertainment experiences compare to video games. Although a good movie can sometimes draw us into the story and make us identify with the main character to the point that we feel projected into the onscreen action, a great video game can add the element of interactivity, occasionally blurring the line between reality and fantasy. When we hit the racetrack wall and disintegrate into a ball of fire, or our opponent’s weapon fells us in the middle of some heroic act, we literally feel the physical and emotional impact. Likewise, when we make the checkered flag flutter down or vanquish some particularly ...

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