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joystick
/ˈdʒɔɪˌstɪk/
noun
an upright lever that can be moved in different directions to control an image or character in a video game
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gamepad
/ɡˈeɪmpæd/
noun
a handheld input device used to control video games or other interactive media, typically featuring buttons, directional pads, analog sticks, and other controls that allow players to interact with the game and manipulate on-screen objects or characters
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controller
/kənˈtɹoʊɫɝ/
noun
an electronic input device that is used to control video games
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directional pad
/dɚɹˈɛkʃənəl pˈæd/
noun
a set of arrow-shaped buttons on a controller used to navigate in video games or other electronic devices
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analog stick
/ˈænəlˌɑːɡ stˈɪk/
noun
a thumb-operated input device on modern gaming controllers that provides variable and precise movement in multiple directions
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paddle
/ˈpædəɫ/
noun
a handheld input device used in gaming to control movement or perform specific actions in games
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video game console
/vˈɪdɪoʊ ɡˈeɪm kˈɑːnsoʊl/
noun
an electronic device on which video games can be played
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microconsole
/mˌaɪkɹoʊkˈɑːnsoʊl/
noun
a small, specialized gaming device designed to play digital games, often with access to online gaming services
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handheld game console
/hˈændhɛld ɡˈeɪm kˈɑːnsoʊl/
noun
a portable electronic device designed for playing video games on the go, typically equipped with a screen and gaming controls integrated into the device
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Xbox
/ˈɛksbˈɑːks/
noun
a line of video game consoles developed and produced by Microsoft, known for its advanced gaming capabilities and a vast library of games
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GunCon
/ɡˈʌn kˈɑːn/
noun
a light gun controller designed for use with certain video game consoles, such as the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, to enhance shooting and target-based gameplay
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expandable storage
/ɛkspˈændəbəl stˈoːɹɪdʒ/
noun
the capability of increasing the storage capacity of a device, such as a gaming console or smartphone, by adding external storage devices such as memory cards or external hard drives
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PlayStation
/plˈeɪ stˈeɪʃən/
noun
a popular brand of video game consoles developed and manufactured by Sony Interactive Entertainment
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backward compatibility
/bˈækwɚd kəmpˌæɾɪbˈɪlɪɾi/
noun
the ability of a newer version of a video game console to play games designed for its previous model or generation
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