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Can I use Node.js on consoles?

I was wondering if Node.js was suitable for making games and apart from threads and engines, a big problem is can I port my game to Xbox or PS3/PS4?
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Why do console versions of multiplayer games support fewer players than PC versions?

source http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111205162848AAb1sl9 64 Players on P.C ( 32vs32) & bigger maps with more vehicles & buildings. 24 on Consoles ( 12vs12) ( It ...
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How are games created for different platforms?

How are games created for different platforms? For example, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is available on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC. Are they completely reprogrammed with no common code? Is there ...
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What's a good alternative to buying a console devkit?

I don't have the cash to stump up for a PS3 or 360 devkit, but the G3, G4 and G5 macs are running with PowerPC chips, which I believe is virtually the same architecture as the 360, and only missing ...
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How to achieve programming experience with PS3 or Xbox360? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get PS3/Xbox 360 experience without having access to Dev kits? Is there a way to achieve programming experience with PS3 or Xbox360 systems without the ...
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What are some effective methods for implementing downsampled transparency?

It seems that some games have managed to implement downsampled transparency, and presumably gained a significant performance boost. (Examples: Uncharted 2, Crysis 2) A while back I attempted to ...
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Homebrew development for 7th gen home consoles

I'm looking to do some homebrew development for either the Wii, Xbox360 or PS3. I'll be developing from a Linux system. The programming language doesn't matter. Wii - devkitPPC and libogc look ...
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Are there existing forums/QA sites specific to PS3 or Xbox360 development?

I'm wondering if there are existing forums, or sites similar to this one, that are targeted specifically to PS3 developers, or possibly, targeted specifically towards Xbox 360 developers? Is all of ...
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How to integrate PS3 & Xbox 360 games to Facebook?

After some research online, I am unable to find any concrete references for how to go about implementing Facebook functionality from either Xbox 360 or PS3 games. There is apparently some degree of ...
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How much does it cost to produce a major video game?

I asked this same question here, but was closed and told to ask it on this site instead. How much would it cost to develop a video game. I mean like a major PS3/360 video game. I know there really is ...
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How do game developers target multiple platforms (Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Linux)?

How do game developers target multiple platforms at once? For example, Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Linux. For 2D games, is it possible to also target the iPhone? I'm be interested in engines used (2D/3D, ...
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Does PS3 have a program similar to the “Xbox 360 Creator Club”?

Wondering if the PS3 has a way for game developers to make free / affordable games available to their consumer base? Is the only way to get your game on the PS3 to go through an approval process ...