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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Okay, there is a little one to connect the infra-red receiver to an available gameport, but from there on you're cable free.
The interface then connects to the gameport of the personal computer and controls gameplay.
At launch, Diamond will bundle the accelerators with a digital gameport for joystick control, two video game ports that allow specialized multiplayer versions of Sega Saturn titles, including the arcade hit Virtua Fighter Remix, to be played on Windows 95 PCs.
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