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23rd Jun '16 7:56:37 PM nombretomado
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Notable {{Light Gun game}}s in arcades include the ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' series and ''TimeCrisis''.

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Notable {{Light Gun game}}s in arcades include the ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' series and ''TimeCrisis''.
''VideoGame/TimeCrisis''.
28th May '16 10:28:47 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:310:A sampling of classic light guns throughout the ages. [[note]] In Order, the UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey Light Rifle, the {{NES}} Zapper, the UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem Light Phaser, the {{SNES}} Super Scope, the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Menacer, the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Stunner, and the {{PS1}} [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]] Guncon.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:310:A sampling of classic light guns throughout the ages. [[note]] In Order, the UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey Light Rifle, the {{NES}} Zapper, the UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem Light Phaser, the {{SNES}} Super Scope, the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Menacer, the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Stunner, and the {{PS1}} UsefulNotes/{{PS1}} [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]] Guncon.[[/note]]]]



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12th Feb '16 4:35:57 PM nombretomado
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The NintendoEntertainmentSystem was available with the "Zapper" LightGun, which was supported by several games. The SuperNintendo eventually featured its own LightGun, the Super Scope, modeled on a bazooka. The [=GunCon=] and [=GunCon=] 2 later were prominent on the PlayStation and {{PlayStation 2}}, and the Wii seems to be making its own appearance of gun peripherals.

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The NintendoEntertainmentSystem was available with the "Zapper" LightGun, which was supported by several games. The SuperNintendo eventually featured its own LightGun, the Super Scope, modeled on a bazooka. The [=GunCon=] and [=GunCon=] 2 later were prominent on the PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation and {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}}, and the Wii seems to be making its own appearance of gun peripherals.
23rd Jan '16 5:01:24 PM Eru-Chan42
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Contrary to popular belief, [[IThoughtItMeant this is not referring to, say, a six shooter that weighs less]] ([[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken Nor does it have fewer calories, as Luke's mom is stupid enough to believe]]).

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Contrary to popular belief, [[IThoughtItMeant this is not referring to, say, a six shooter that weighs less]] ([[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken Nor does it have fewer calories, as Luke's mom is stupid enough to believe]]).
believe]]). Or a laser
15th Jan '16 11:48:38 AM demonfiren
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Though the name and illustrations suggest that the controller fires some sort of energy beam at the screen, a LightGun does not actually fire anything: its barrel contains a small camera, which senses hidden marks in the game's display and uses these to fix its position. This tracking data mostly relies on the blanking interval and interlaced scan of the CRT display. Thus, a traditional light gun is incompatible with any LCD or other advanced display, or even rear-projection [=CRTs=]. New systems compatable with advanced displays use either a similar mechanism that requires an orientation target near the screen (typically an infrared light source), or an accelerometer inside the controller, which detects the direction and speed of movement. The Nintendo Wii Remote uses both and can detect a huge range of motion, orientation, and position via dead reckoning.

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Though the name and illustrations suggest that the controller fires some sort of energy beam at the screen, a LightGun does not actually fire anything: its barrel contains a small camera, which senses hidden marks in the game's display and uses these to fix its position. This tracking data mostly relies on the blanking interval and interlaced scan of the CRT display. Thus, a traditional light gun is incompatible with any LCD or other advanced display, or even rear-projection [=CRTs=]. New systems compatable compatible with advanced displays use either a similar mechanism that requires an orientation target near the screen (typically an infrared light source), or an accelerometer inside the controller, which detects the direction and speed of movement. The Nintendo Wii Remote uses both and can detect a huge range of motion, orientation, and position via dead reckoning.
15th Dec '15 5:17:23 PM MarkLungo
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An [[GeneralGamingGamepads alternative style of videogame controller,]] shaped like a gun. Pulling the trigger would cause the game to register a shot at whatever the gun was aimed at. {{Light Gun Game}}s were invariably some form of marksmanship simulator.

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An [[GeneralGamingGamepads [[UsefulNotes/GeneralGamingGamepads alternative style of videogame controller,]] controller]], shaped like a gun. Pulling the trigger would cause the game to register a shot at whatever the gun was aimed at. {{Light Gun Game}}s were invariably some form of marksmanship simulator.



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29th Nov '15 7:29:51 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:310:A sampling of classic light guns throughout the ages. [[note]] In Order, the UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey Light Rifle, the {{NES}} Zapper, the SegaMasterSystem Light Phaser, the {{SNES}} Super Scope, the SegaGenesis Menacer, the SegaSaturn Stunner, and the {{PS1}} [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]] Guncon.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:310:A sampling of classic light guns throughout the ages. [[note]] In Order, the UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey Light Rifle, the {{NES}} Zapper, the SegaMasterSystem UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem Light Phaser, the {{SNES}} Super Scope, the SegaGenesis UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Menacer, the SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Stunner, and the {{PS1}} [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]] Guncon.[[/note]]]]
14th Nov '15 4:31:23 PM nombretomado
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Contrary to popular belief, [[IThoughtItMeant this is not referring to, say, a six shooter that weighs less]] ([[RobotChicken Nor does it have fewer calories, as Luke's mom is stupid enough to believe]]).

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Contrary to popular belief, [[IThoughtItMeant this is not referring to, say, a six shooter that weighs less]] ([[RobotChicken ([[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken Nor does it have fewer calories, as Luke's mom is stupid enough to believe]]).
24th May '15 4:36:24 PM nombretomado
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Notable {{Light Gun game}}s in arcades include the ''HouseOfTheDead'' series and ''TimeCrisis''.

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Notable {{Light Gun game}}s in arcades include the ''HouseOfTheDead'' ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' series and ''TimeCrisis''.
11th Sep '14 4:36:56 PM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:310:A sampling of classic light guns throughout the ages. [[note]] In Order, the UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey Light Rifle, the {{NES}} Zapper, the SegaMasterSystem Light Phaser, the {{SNES}} Super Scope, the SegaGenesis Menacer, the SegaSaturn Stunner, and the {{PS1}} {{Namco}} Guncon.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:310:A sampling of classic light guns throughout the ages. [[note]] In Order, the UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey Light Rifle, the {{NES}} Zapper, the SegaMasterSystem Light Phaser, the {{SNES}} Super Scope, the SegaGenesis Menacer, the SegaSaturn Stunner, and the {{PS1}} {{Namco}} [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]] Guncon.[[/note]]]]
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