video game


Definition of video game 

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

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From the Manuel Lanzini injury to the Israel fiasco, the Albiceleste hope to leave it all behind in their fantastic base site in Bronnitsky, equipped with foosball tables and a big screen for video games, among other amenities. Juan Pimiento,, "Teams arrive in Russia, Vieira leaves NYCFC and the best of the soccer weekend," 10 June 2018 The Federal Election Commission and the San Diego Union-Tribune first questioned in April 2016 Hunter's reported spending for video games and for children's private school tuition. Sarah D. Wire,, "Rep. Duncan Hunter attempts to create legal expense fund to cover costs of FBI investigation," 24 Apr. 2018 But since February 14, Kashuv has been too busy for video games. Jane Coaston, Vox, "You’ve heard of David Hogg. But the right has claimed another Parkland student as its own.," 18 Apr. 2018 The other television, stacked on top, was reserved for video games for their three sons and their friends. John Canzano,, "Canzano: A man who didn't wait for MLB to come to Portland... he went to it," 18 Mar. 2018 My daughter just turned 2, too young for video games. David Cole, The Cut, "Playing Video Games With My Son Isn’t What I Thought It Would Be," 7 Mar. 2018 OrlandoiX is a two-day conference that showcases Orlando’s tech and video game companies. Marco Santana,, "Designers, take note: OrlandoiX launches T-shirt design contest," 6 July 2018 Serial investor Rick Thompson, who made his fortune founding and growing video game companies, has drafted a citizens initiative that would change the formula used to calculate the maximum total floor area allowed in new beachfront homes. Phil Diehl,, "Mansion owner taking sand squabble to ballot box," 4 July 2018 Since the 1980s, Super Mario Bros has been a flagship franchise for the popular video game company Nintendo. Matthew Wilson, USA TODAY, "The top 10 pop culture references in Kanye West and Kid Cudi's new album, 'Kids See Ghosts'," 8 June 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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