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video game

any of various games that can be played by using an electronic control to move points of light or graphical symbols on the screen of a visual display unit

video game

[′vid·ē·ō ‚gām]
(electronics)
A form of interactive entertainment in which the player responds to electronically generated images that appear on a video display screen.

video game

Interactive software that is used for entertainment, role playing and simulation. Played on a specialized device (see video game console), mobile device or personal computer, video games have become extremely realistic, not only in their graphics and animation, but in their themes. See CRPG, Wii, Xbox, PlayStation, Steam and simulator.


Magnavox Odyssey - First Video Game
Just black and white and up and down, but people were nevertheless excited to play ping pong on their TVs in 1972. Invented by Ralph Baer, the Odyssey was inspiration for Atari's Pong arcade game. (Image courtesy of the Online Odyssey Museum, www.magnavox-odyssey.com)







Sega Arcade Game
Made in the late 1980s, the joy stick simulating an F-14 Tomcat jet was used to eliminate enemy planes. In 2015, this old unit was a give-away (last line says "But, you gotta get me out").
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has found that three-in-five (60 percent) Americans age six or older, or about 145 million people, say they routinely play computer or video games, and that nearly half of these game players (43 percent) are female.

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