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January 30
, 2012


Chapter 6: Game Systems, Personal Computers, and Hardware

Yesterday:

1.


Go get a book! Read Chapter 6


pages 145 to 170.

2.

Define the following vocabulary words. Open WORD and find the
definitions with and example
(yes, you can use a picture)



Dedicated



Barrier to Entry



PlayStation3 (PS3)



CELL processor architecture



Virtual light source or lamp



Graphics



Blu
-
Ray



Nanometers



Market share



Porting



Xbox 360



Red Ring of Death



Laser burn



Wii



Blue
tooth



Niche market



Motion
-
based controller



PC gaming



Flash memory


3.

Research

the
current sales

of the
Xbox 360, PS3,

and
Wii.

Enter these data into a Microsoft
Excel spreadsheet. Create a
bar graph

to display the units sold. Create a
pie graph

to show the
total percentages of market share.




Do your research!



Create your excel spreadsheet.



Create your bar graph.



Create your pie graph.



Put your names in your graphs.



Print and turn in your work for credit.






January 31, 2012

For Today:

1.


Finish

yesterday’s worksheet! You have a copy of the worksheet on the other side of this
sheet.

2.

Go get a book! Chapter 6


Answer the following questions:

1.

List the three major video game consoles and their manufacturer.

2.

What is a
dedicated video game con
sole?

3.

What is the largest barrier to entry for new game systems?

Use the table from Figure 6
-
2
(page 147)

to answer questions 4 through 10.


4.

As of August 2007, what was the total market for all generation 7 video game
systems?


5.

What is
the market share of each generation 7 video game console? Provide the
figure for August 2007 and June 2009. Market share is the number of units sold by one
company divided by the total units sold multiplied by 100 to show a percentage.

A.

PlayStation 3

B.

Xbox 360

C.

Wii


6.

As of June 2009, which was the only game system without a motion
-
based controller?


7.

As of June 2009, which system did not offer online multiplayer gaming?


8.

Which system had the lowest cost at the time of its release?


9.

As of June 2009, which system had the most RAM?


10.

As of June 2009, which system uses a standard DVD player to read games?


11.

What do CPU and GPU stand for?


12.

What are FLOPS?


13.

What is the USP for the PlayStation 3?


14.

What are the two

biggest loads on the CPU?


15.

What GPU function requires a virtual light source?


16.

What two functions of 3D graphics cards resize objects as they move and change
object colors with changes in perspective?


17.

What is the process used to make a ga
me playable on other systems?


18.

What is the downside to making a game that takes full advantage of the computing
power of the PS3?


19.

What is the USP for the Xbox 360?



20.
What was the biggest drawback to the early Xbox 360 video game co
nsoles?