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video game

n.
An electronic game played by manipulating moving figures on a display screen, often designed for play on a special gaming console rather than a personal computer.
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video game

n
(Electronics) 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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vid′eo game`


n.
1. any of various games played on a video screen or television set with a microcomputer.
2. any of various games played on a microchip-controlled device, as a toy or arcade machine.
[1970–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.video game - a game played against a computervideo game - a game played against a computer  
game - an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"
virtual reality - a hypothetical three-dimensional visual world created by a computer; user wears special goggles and fiber optic gloves etc., and can enter and move about in this world and interact with objects as if inside it
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Translations
počítačová hravideohra
videoludo
videojuegojuego de video
videopeli
jeu vidéojeux vidéo
משחק מחשב
videojáték
テレビゲームビデオゲーム
비디오 게임
ludus electronicusludus visualis
video žaidimai
videospelvideospelletje
video gamevideojogo
joc video
bilgisayar oyunları

video game

nvideogioco
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References in periodicals archive ?
The first home games console was the Magnavox Odyssey, created by Ralph Baer in 1972.
Died December 4 Ralph Baer, 92 German-born US inventor and engineer who designed the first games to be played on TV and the first video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey. He changed home entertainment.
1972: The demonstration of the "Brown Box"leads to the licensing of the technology by Magnavox, resulting in the release of the first official home video game console - Magnavox Odyssey. Also this year, Atari game Pong is first made.
In 1972, he and Ted Dabney formed Atari and experienced an epiphany that spring at a computer electronics show in Burlingame, California, where he saw the Magnavox Odyssey for the first time and played its version of ping-pong, resulting in the arcade version of Pong.
* The first home video game console was the Magnavox Odyssey. It came out in 1972 and cost roughly $100.
The first video game system, the Magnavox Odyssey, and the first successful game, Atari's Pong, were launched.
They may have wanted one of the first video games consoles when they were a kid - a Magnavox Odyssey or one of the other early consoles - but now they have the disposable income they still want one."