game port

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game port

An early I/O connector that is used to attach a joystick or other video game controller. The legacy game port on a PC is a 15-pin socket; however, this dedicated connector was replaced with USB. See video game controller.


The Orange Socket
The game port on this older PC is the DB-15 orange-colored socket. Today, game controllers plug into the USB port.
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and SGS-THOMSON and sports a digital gameport for precise control as well as two Sega gameports that allow specialized, multi- player versions of Sega Saturn titles, to be played on Windows 95 PCs.
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3D Magic sports a digital gameport for precise control as well as two Sega Saturn gameports that allow specialized, multi-player versions of these Sega titles, to be played on Windows 95 PCs.
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