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Home Consoles that used vector graphics

The Vectrex is a second-generation home video game console developed by Smith Engineering.   In contrast to other home consoles the Vectrex featured an integrated monochrome CRT monitor capable of displaying vector graphics unlike traditional home television sets.

The console was originally conceived in late 1980 by John Ross and Mike Purvis, employees at Smith Engineering who was trying to find a way to utilize their excess inventory of 1-inch monitors.  Smith Engineering purchased a large amount of small cathode ray tube (CRT) displays from a liquidation surplus store and the engineering team was exploring ways to make use of the displays.  Ross and Purvis came up with the idea for a small handheld video game system that used Vector graphics.

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Silent Hill

Konami's psychological survival horror video game

Silent Hill is a survival horror video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, a.k.a. Team Silent and published by Konami for the PlayStation.  Released in 1999, the game is the first installment in Konami’s popular psychological horror series of the same name, Silent Hill.

The story follows the lead protagonist, Harry Mason as he searches for his missing daughter after a car crash.  While traveling with his daughter a cop pass Harry on a motorcycle and when Harry approaches the near by town, he sees the motorcycle laying in the middle of the road.   Amongst the thick fog Harry spots, a woman standing in the road and was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting her.   This causes Harry to react by swerving to avoid the woman and crashing into a railing, knocking him unconscious.

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