- 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 handheld toy.
Origin of video game
First recorded in 1970–75
Also called electronic game.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for video game
“Michael Lannan came up with the original character and it was important that Patrick was a video-game designer,” answers Haigh.HBO’s ‘Looking,’ Gays, and Sex: Are We All Expecting Too Much?
January 17, 2014
- 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012