video game


Definition of video game

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

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Although today’s news means that video games are back in business, the system for getting approval for new titles still remains opaque. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "China lifts video game ban but not for its biggest player," 29 Dec. 2018 Bethesda's latest video game, Fallout 76, launched last month with its share of uneven reviews and responses (including our own), and chief among players' complaints is that the always-online game is quite buggy. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Bethesda’s attempt to fix a Fallout 76 blunder leaks angry shoppers’ PID [Updated]," 5 Dec. 2018 Here are the best-selling video games of 2018 so far. 1. Chris Morris, Fortune, "These Are 2018's Best-Selling Video Games — So Far," 6 July 2018 Once enabled, Samba TV can track nearly everything that appears on the TV on a second-by-second basis, essentially reading pixels to identify network shows and ads, as well as programs on Netflix and HBO and even video games played on the TV. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, "How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight," 5 July 2018 Those looking for Nintendo and PlayStation video game systems may leave disappointed. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "How low will prices go? Toys R Us stores enter final days with new liquidation markdowns," 12 June 2018 Aggravated burglary, Karen Drive: A video game system was stolen between 1 p.m. March 29 and 7 p.m. March 30 from a house. Bob Sandrick,, "Video game system stolen from house; bike stolen at Giant Eagle: Berea police blotter," 5 Apr. 2018 The boys would play a wrestling video game and would also paint. Matt Stevens, The Seattle Times, "12-year-old raises thousands of dollars for his best friend’s gravestone," 12 Dec. 2018 The narrator’s nameless husband spends his evenings watching variety shows or, for a change of pace, playing a handheld video game. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Union of Death and Desire," 22 Nov. 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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