video game


Definition of video game 

: an electronic game in which players control images on a video screen

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One son was playing a video game, another watching a movie. Sallie Krawcheck, Fortune, "#MeToo Isn't Just About an Imbalance of Power. It's About Money.," 10 May 2018 Dylan lay next to her playing a video game, their two cats roaming the room. Eric Adler, kansascity, "She’s 15 and married: ‘What’s the point of making her wait?’ mom says | The Kansas City Star," 11 Mar. 2018 Despite his father’s objection to them, Barron is apparently allowed to play violent video games, as Trump said in a White House meeting last week. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "Has Donald Trump Ever Played a Video Game?," 9 Mar. 2018 Cameron Ross Burgess, known as just Cam to many friends, was a normal college student at Auburn University who liked to travel to the beach, watch movies and play video games, a former college friend said. Greg Garrison,, "Why did Auburn grad kill himself in front of the White House?," 6 Mar. 2018 This was no longer the dream of a boy playing a video game in rural South Texas. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "Local musician writes inspiring songs for students," 8 July 2018 The Houston Rockets NBA team even hired a video game exec to manage esports opportunities. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "A new stadium in Arlington, Texas, suggests the move from big-box store to video game venue may be coming to a city near you," 28 June 2018 This is why, at the start of Westworld, the notion that the park was a video game might have seemed less far-fetched than the idea of a physical place filled with clones needing medical maintenance (the former would be certainly cheaper to run). Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Westworld’s Virtual Afterlife Might Not Be Fiction," 27 June 2018 Driving your robot is a perishable skill — just like playing a sport or playing a video game. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "At this rodeo, robots enter downed planes and explore fake radioactive disasters," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of video game

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of video game was in 1973

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English Language Learners Definition of video game

: an electronic game in which players control images on a television or computer screen

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Kids Definition of video game

: a game played with images on a video screen

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