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 Netflix's video game division has some good news for Grand Theft Auto fans agonizing over the years-long wait for the release of Grand Theft Auto VI's release. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 30 Nov. 2023 When you’re surrounded by video game enemies and laser blasters are going off all around you, Logitech’s headset can clearly differentiate between sounds and maintain the spatial immersion players need to play your best. Popular Science, 29 Nov. 2023 ByteDance will retreat from its mainstream video games operation with the loss of some 1,000 jobs, according to news reports Monday from Bloomberg, Reuters and other outlets. Patrick Frater, Variety, 28 Nov. 2023 Colors are shockingly vivid, as is the smoothness of the response time, especially when watching sports with green backdrops or playing video games. Parker Hall, WIRED, 24 Nov. 2023 By Andrew Webster, an entertainment editor covering streaming, virtual worlds, and every single Pokémon video game. Andrew Webster, The Verge, 23 Nov. 2023 The video game industry boomed during the pandemic. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 In December 2012, Adam Lanza, a devoted player of a video game that featured an assault-style Bushmaster rifle, killed his mother and then went on a rampage with her Bushmaster XM-15 at a Connecticut elementary school. James Bandler, ProPublica, 21 Nov. 2023 The only other real touchstone is Death Stranding, which is one of my favorite video games of all time, which involves delivering packages in a post-Apocalyptic future. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 20 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of video game was in 1973

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“Video game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

video game

: a game played with images on a video screen

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