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  Forogar  27-Jun-23 3:24
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IIRC, the NES one and some others will not work with modern TVs because they depended heavily on the CRT tech itself. We thought of it as "shooting the TV" but I might recall (or confuse with something else) reading the gun was technically being shot by the beam from the TV and then sending the angle of that back to the console and it would deduce from that where the gun was aimed.

There are newer ones (Wii and PS4 had them for sure) but they are based on different techs. The PS4 had these big balls of light on the controllers and a camera watched them. The Wii used some kind of IR system with a bar you put in front of the TV.

I suppose games are still "racing the ray" in a sense. It's just you don't get garbage on screen, rather, a frozen screen/choppy framerate if frames aren't coming fast enough.
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