video game


Definition of video game

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

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But cognitive stimulation is far from the only benefit seniors can reap from video games. Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News, "Older people are embracing video games. For some, that means stardom.," 29 Aug. 2019 Struthers also pointed out that the shift toward digital in video games has benefited indie labels. Shannon Liao, CNN, "Nintendo announces dozens of new indie games coming to the Switch," 19 Aug. 2019 President Donald Trump linked the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio to video games. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, "Gamers and mass shooters: Do video games really make a person more aggressive?," 9 Aug. 2019 Right now, the robotic tail can help in equilibrium maintenance, may prevent fall injuries, and could enhance the augmented reality experience of video games. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "Just a Regular Old Robotic Tail Made for Humans, Nothing to See Here," 7 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, the solutions offered by the pro-gun lobby, parroted by Trump on Monday morning—a stronger death penalty, restrictions on video games—will change nothing. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "After El Paso and Dayton, Three Ways to Think About Mass Shootings," 6 Aug. 2019 Violent games, while some sell well, don’t make up the bulk of the video game industry’s sales. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Trump Once Again Blames Video Games for Mass Shootings. Experts Disagree.," 5 Aug. 2019 This isn’t the first time Trump has pointed to video games as a cause for deadly violence., "Trump criticizes ‘gruesome and grisly video games’ in aftermath of mass shootings," 5 Aug. 2019 The popular video game released its ratings for the 2019 season this week, and Jones had the top overall rating among the players from Alabama high schools and colleges. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Alabama Roots: Julio Jones leads Madden NFL 20 ratings," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of video game

1973, in the meaning defined above

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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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