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video game

any of various interactive games played using a specialized electronic gaming device or a computer or mobile device and a television or other display screen, along with a means to control graphic images.
any of various games played using a microchip-controlled device, as an arcade machine or hand-held toy.
Also called electronic game.
1970-75 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for video game

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
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Encyclopedia Article for video game

computer game

any interactive game operated by computer circuitry. The machines, or "platforms," on which electronic games are played include general-purpose shared and personal computers, arcade consoles, video consoles connected to home television sets, and handheld game machines. The term video game can be used to represent the totality of these formats, or it can refer more specifically only to games played on devices with video displays: television and arcade consoles

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