video game


Definition of video game

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

Examples of video game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lozano and Mitchell denied playing a video game when they were interviewed by Detective Tracy McClanahan, who investigated the incident. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 10 Jan. 2022 Next was a video game and some Halloween action figures. cleveland, 5 Jan. 2022 Hideo Kojima’s latest work is the least violent big-budget video game in a long time, actively discouraging lethal violence in favor of taking in the sights during long hikes while reflecting on the meaning of life. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 Star Trek: Resurgence is an interactive narrative video game that tells an original story set in the era shortly after the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 10 Dec. 2021 Further complicating the matter of Morpheus is the video game The Matrix Online (2005), which depicted the death of Morpheus in a move that proved controversial among fans. Richard Newby, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021 There is a video game available that asks players to pack an emergency preparedness kit before zombies get them. Bill Jones,, 23 Sep. 2021 But escapism is not some low-brow video game or superhero movie. Todd Martens Game Critic, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2021 There is another new boxing video game on the way, and this one has a definitive release date. Brian Mazique, Forbes, 12 June 2021

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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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19 Jan 2022

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“Video game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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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