video game


Definition of video game

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

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Over the past decades, video games gradually have been turning into something more amorphous that can change over time, and can disappear forever. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Google's 'Stadia' Is the Latest Attack in the War on Games You Can Actually Own," 19 Mar. 2019 Better video games might make leisure time more attractive, some economists hypothesize, and opioid use might make many less employable. Jeanna Smialek, The Seattle Times, "Millennial men leave perplexing hole in hot US job market," 20 Nov. 2018 Growing up in an oppressive society Shabir found solace in the escape that video games afforded her. Christopher Howard, Fox News, "'Girls Make Games': How a woman raised in the UAE is inspiring young female video game makers," 6 Sep. 2018 Brightline’s Wi-Fi signal is fast, steady, and even strong enough to stream or play video games (having 12 4G Wi-Fi antennas on each train car helps). Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Riding the Brightline, America’s Train of the Future," 25 Sep. 2018 Truly, never has a video game character been more universally relatable. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "Pikachu Has Bangs in New Pokemon Video Games," 17 July 2018 Too often, fans and even some media members, view these individuals the same way someone might look at a video game character. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football's foreign trips serve great purpose, like it or not," 2 May 2018 Mario is one of the most famous video game characters of all time. Staff Report,, "Shout Out: Ethan Lopez, matching customers with video game classics in Harwood Heights," 4 Apr. 2018 However, the ruling does note that video game characters can serve as a likeness, similar to photographs and other depictions, even if the Lacey Jones character did not apply to Lohan. Lisa Marie Segarra, Time, "Lindsay Lohan's Lawsuit Against Grand Theft Auto 5 Was Just Shot Down," 31 Mar. 2018

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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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