Console in game development usually refers to entertainment computer systems. For text based games using command line console consider using 'text-based' tag.

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Is Java viable for serious game development? [closed]

Ever since I was a little kid, my dream has been to develop games. Well, now that I am older, more mature, and have some programming experience, I would like to start. However, I would like to turn ...
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No LWJGL in java.library.path

Okay, so I know I need to set the path to the native files. I can do this in Eclipse, by going to the VM arguments and using -Djava.library.path=, but when I export, it says that the VM arguments ...
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What do I need to develop for the Playstation 3?

I made a game, and I want to port it to the Playstation 3. What do I need in terms of hardware, money, licenses and such?
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What makes aiming in a console first person shooter feel good?

I think it's pretty much universally agreed that simply mapping the analog stick to rotational speed of the character is not good enough to make console first person shooter feel good. So what are ...
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Why is it difficult to port games from consoles to PC? [closed]

PC ports of console games often come out a month or two later. Why is this? Games are written in languages that compile on PCs too, so the game logic should compile without issue. What's holding them ...
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How is console game development done? [closed]

I'm curious what the process is for development for a game console such as Wii, Playstation, or Xbox. Do I need to use some game engine and compile for each platform? What IDE is used? Any C++ IDE? ...
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What are the limitations of retro consoles?

I'm interested in creating a retro look for a game, and I'm currently in the process of deciding just how retro (which generation/console). What would make it easier would be if there was some sort of ...