1) A text-mode environment, which, depending on the operating system, may be used locally (as is the case for most DOS sessions) or remotely (via ssh).

2) A computer intended for limited user interaction, such as the NES or the Playstation. Such computers are intended only for loading single programs in one session, although newer consoles are able to performs such feats as getting on the internet, networking between other consoles of the same type, and even running various operating systems compiled for its internals. Common input devices for consoles include controllers (also called paddles sometimes), joysticks, or arcade pads.

3) An archaic reference to the user input and output devices on a computer.

4) The dashboard of a car.
1) The hacker telnet'd into my system and erased my porn archive through the console.

2) I spent all of my childhood in front of a console.

3) ENIAC's console stopped working ever since I had golden showers with my lover on it.

4) I want to put these badass guages in my Civic, but I don't want to remove the console.
by ravingidiot July 6, 2004
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–verb (used with object), -soled, -sol·ing. to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of something by making out with a smokin' hot girl; give solace or comfort by making out with a smokin' hot girl
Only he could console her under the glow of that low blue light while laying on her bed acting like a total and complete cheeze ball constanly saying the word "console" so much that he misses his window of opertunity but still enjoys a great night of cheeziness, laughing, beer, cake, and ideas of her in a labcoat and lingire.
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A term that unifies “casualization” (from casual), with “consoles”. While in videogames “casualization” means a tendency to make things less complex and accessible to the masses, “consolization” means the “casualization” applied to games that weren’t casual before. It applies to all kind of games who become less complex because of the necessity of convert mouse to pad controls, lower on memory or graphics requeriments, or downgrade any kind of management (losses the x,y axis, big menus, scrolling inventories, auto aim, auto stats, lack of editor or mod support, etc).
Many games have lost plenty of quality due to their consolization, their predecessors were richer and deeper in each aspect but these multiplatform versions were designed limited by inferior platforms...
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A word used by PC gamers to describe the cost-friendly practice of developers in which a video game is clearly designed to accommodate the limited capabilities of console systems.

Symptoms include inferior graphics, sluggish gameplay, clumsy user interfaces, checkpoint-based save systems, a lack of dedicated servers, limited customization and simplified game mechanics.
It was clear that due to the overwhelming amount of negative user reviews of Modern Warfare 2 for PC that Infinity Ward had contracted consolitis.
by Steakface February 19, 2010
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Relief or comfort in sorrow or suffering.
Although we miss our dog very much, it is a consolation to know that she died quickly, wihtout suffering.
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The act of creating a PC game which contains console game design concepts or gameplay offering more instant gratification. These design concepts include, but are not limited to the following:

-Unlockables
-Less customization features
-Very little control for multiplayer hosts

Consolization can often be a result of porting a console game to PC and may often be accompanied by sloppy optimization and widespread technical issues of all kinds.

It may also less literally mean "cheapened" or "simplified" and can, as such, sometimes be applied even to certain console games.
"Man, those games used to be awesome, but lately they've just been consolized."
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Sympathy for a person who has a different video game console than your own.
Friend 1: "Oh, you have the Xbox One? My consolences."
Friend 2: "Shut up dude."
Friend 1: "I'm just saying I feel bad for you."
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