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This is one of the coolest things in video game technology ever!
The games are built right into the control. You just simply plug
the controller into the TV, and you have numerous video games at your
The 2000s has been a very good decade for the "Plug & Play"
units. They first started as a way to rerelease older video games
in a more attractive package. Arcade classics from the 1970s-80s,
console games from the 1970s-early 1990s, almost all of the standards
were put into "Plug & Play" controllers first. Then the idea
caught on. NEW video games, made in the old style, were developed
based on current TV, movie, and other pop-culture fads.
Until the "Plug & Play" games, 3D sufficiently took over all video
games. Not everyone favors 3D to the earlier 16-bit masterpieces
(two-dimensional games), but that's just the way it was. "Plug
& Play" games, to make the prices more affordable and attractive,
HAD to go lower-tech. But since the early 1990s style of video
games came back, players have started liking them, again. The
two-dimensional games are easier to look at, and easier to
navigate. All that, AND you can still have beautiful graphics.
The neatest thing, however, is the fact that you can have so many
different games on one control. Many have at least five games,
but I've come across some that have over 100!
In this special feature of the Video Games Department, I'd like to tell
you about some of these clever creations.
& Play Games: