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And what we did with this new company in 1985 is we did start focusing on PCs instead of video game machines, because we learned the hard lesson about bringing a product to market in a consumer world where it's very expensive to build a brand and get distribution and so forth.
Steve Case

Meaning of "video game" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VIDEO GAME

video game play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VIDEO GAME

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determiner
exclamation
Video game is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES VIDEO GAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

video game

Video game

A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. The word video in video game traditionally referred to a raster display device, but it now implies any type of display device that can produce two- or three-dimensional images. The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles. These platforms range from large mainframe computers to small handheld devices. Specialized video games such as arcade games, while previously common, have gradually declined in use. Video games have gone on to become an art form and industry. The input device primarily used to manipulate video games is called a game controller, and varies across platforms. For example, a controller might consist of only a button and a joystick, while another may feature a dozen buttons and one or more joysticks. Early personal computer games often needed a keyboard for gameplay, or more commonly, required the user to buy a separate joystick with at least one button.

Definition of video game in the English dictionary

The definition of video game in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VIDEO GAME

video clip
video club
video conference
video conferencing
video diary
video disc
video disk
video disk player
video entry system
video frequency
video installation
video jockey
video library
video memory
video nasty
video piracy
video player
video recorder
video recording
video referee

WORDS THAT END LIKE VIDEO GAME

arcade game
ball game
beautiful game
big game
board game
card game
computer game
con game
fair game
football game
game
guessing game
home game
name of the game
party game
perfect game
play the game
role-playing game
small game
war game
word game

Synonyms and antonyms of video game in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «video game» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VIDEO GAME

Find out the translation of video game to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of video game from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «video game» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

视频游戏
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

videojuego
570 millions of speakers

English

video game
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वीडियो गेम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لعبة فيديو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

видеоигры
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

video game
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভিডিও গেম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jeu vidéo
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

permainan video
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Videospiel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ビデオゲーム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비디오 게임
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Video game
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trò chơi video
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வீடியோ கேம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्हिडिओ गेम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

video oyunu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

videogiochi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gry wideo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відеоігри
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

joc video
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

video game
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

video spel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

videospel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

videospill
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of video game

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VIDEO GAME»

The term «video game» is very widely used and occupies the 8.014 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VIDEO GAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «video game» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «video game» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about video game

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10 QUOTES WITH «VIDEO GAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word video game.
1
Odette Annable
I did a voice for this video game called 'Fallout 3,' and that was really fun. I had a great time, especially since I could show up in PJs and not have to worry about how I looked.
2
Shawn Ashmore
I'm a video game buff.
3
Roger Avary
I restore vintage Atari XY arcade video game machines.
4
Mehcad Brooks
I'm such a huge sports video game fan. These games are getting so realistic, it's amazing.
5
Bill Budge
Even though Raster Blaster was only a video game, I was learning about designing stuff. I got good at drawing.
6
Brendon Burchard
Have you ever played a video game that didn't have escalating levels of difficulty? Well, life can feel like play, too, when we purposefully engage in activities that demand we test and develop our skills.
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Steve Case
And so the idea was, well maybe you can take an Atari video game machine, where people plug in a game cartridge, and plug in a modem, and tie that into a telephone, and essentially turn that game in the machine into an interactive terminal.
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Steve Case
And what we did with this new company in 1985 is we did start focusing on PCs instead of video game machines, because we learned the hard lesson about bringing a product to market in a consumer world where it's very expensive to build a brand and get distribution and so forth.
9
John Cleese
It seems astounding to me now that the video games are perhaps as important as the movie themselves. And people will spend 2 or 3 years obsessing about the video game in exactly the same way that they'd be obsessing about the movie if they were working on that.
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Ernest Cline
My favorite video game of all time is called 'Black Tiger'. It's a Capcom Dungeons and Dragons game from 1987. I have the actual arcade version sitting in my office.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VIDEO GAME»

Discover the use of video game in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to video game and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Level Up!: The Guide to Great Video Game Design
So what are you waiting for? Grab this book and prepare to Level Up!
Scott Rogers, 2010
2
The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design
Finally, there’s complete information on how to present a visionary new idea to developers and publishers. Got game? Get The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Flint Dille, John Zuur Platten, 2010
3
The Video Game Explosion: A History from PONG to Playstation ...
Today, video games have become a limitless and multifaceted medium through which major corporations and Hollywood visionaries alike are reaching broader global audiences and influencing cultural trends at a rate unmatched by any other media ...
Mark J. P. Wolf, 2008
4
Game Sound: An Introduction to the History, Theory, and ...
An examination of the many complex aspects of game audio, from the perspectives of both sound design and music composition.
Karen Collins, 2008
5
Before the Crash: Early Video Game History
Contributors examine the early days of video game history before the industry crash of 1983 that ended the medium’s golden age.
Mark J. P. Wolf, 2012
6
Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: ...
This volume uses General Aggression Model (GAM) as a basis for explaining and predicting effects and changes in aggression related to exposure to violent video games.
Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, Katherine E. Buckley, 2007
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Video Game Spaces: Image, Play, and Structure in 3D Game Worlds
An exploration of how we see, use, and make sense of modern video game worlds.
Michael Nitsche, 2008
8
Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing
This book by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Game Writing Special Interest Group focuses on various aspects of working as a professional game writer, including how to break in to game writing, writing manuals, narrative ...
Wendy Despain, 2008
9
The Medium of the Video Game
In this book, Mark J.P. Wolf and four other scholars conduct the first thorough investigation of the video game as an artistic medium.
Mark J. P. Wolf, 2001
10
The Video Game Industry: Formation, Present State, and Future
This book describes and defines video games as their own special medium. They are not pinball from which they grew, nor movies which they sometimes resemble.
Peter Zackariasson, Timothy Wilson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VIDEO GAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term video game is used in the context of the following news items.
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The best to worst '80s-themed video game movies
But it can't all be bad news for '80s-themed video game movies, right? Well, other than Wreck-It Ralph and Tron, arcade game movies don't have the most ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
The entire video game industry is going to miss Nintendo's CEO
The video game industry lost one of its most memorable leaders yesterday, as Nintendo announced that its president and chief executive Satoru Iwata had died ... «VentureBeat, Jul 15»
3
Why the Batman: Arkham Series are the Best Superhero Video
Interactive Entertainment, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, and the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight are a trilogy of video games that tell the ... «Comicbook.com, Jun 15»
4
Cuphead is the video game Walt Disney would have loved
Roger Ebert famously proclaimed that video games can never be art. Like Ebert, I'm not experienced enough with the medium to exalt such an axiom. But I only ... «The Verge, Jun 15»
5
An impending new vision of first-person video game classic 'Doom'
id Software, the game studio that helped define the first-person shooter genre, ... 1993 and earlier this month it became an entry in the Video Game Hall of Fame. «USA TODAY, Jun 15»
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Sony plays up PlayStation exclusives, rides nostalgia wave at video
The Japanese company promised players that its video game console will deliver the most for their money, even if it doesn't have the most original gaming ... «CNET, Jun 15»
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YouTube to launch dedicated video gaming site and apps
Mr Joyce said YouTube Gaming would provide an area on YouTube fenced off from the rest, so that "typing 'call' will show you [video game] 'Call of Duty' and ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
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[VIDEO GAME] REAL BAKU 2015: Play and support human rights in …
To mark the first European Games, to be held 12-28 June in Baku, Azerbaijan, FIDH will launch “REAL BAKU 2015,” an innovative online video game, ... «FIDH, Jun 15»
9
Pong and Doom enter first video game Hall of Fame
The project to find influential games that deserved to be in the Hall of Fame was begun in February by The Strong - a US museum of play. Tetris, Super Mario ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
10
The next FIFA video game will feature women for the first time ever
It's been a dark, dark week for international soccer, following the arrest of several high-ranking FIFA officials on corruption charges. But here's some good news ... «Quartz, May 15»

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