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General-purpose home computer systems, and the various systems created for the express purpose of playing electronic games. This includes attachable accessories, such as the Game Genie.

See also How Video Game Specs Work (which includes computer software like DOS, Windows, and UNIX), The History of Video Games for consoles by generation, and the Console Wars, the Computer Wars, and the PC vs. Console Wars for the different battles of each generation.


Virtual Reality systems, both for games and other media, are mirrored in the Virtual Reality Index.

Systems by company:

    open/close all folders 

    3DO (Three-Dee-Oh) 

    Acorn Computer 


    Apple Computer 









    General Consumer Electronics 



  • TBA — Intellivision Amiconote 


    LJN Toys 






    Oculus VR 

  • 2013 — OUYAnote 










    Texas Instruments 

    Tiger Electronics 

    Tiger Telematics 



    Multi-platform devices 

    Digital Distribution 


  • DOSBox
  • MAME
  • MESS
  • RetroArchnote 
  • WINEnote 

  • 1991 — Linux note