Emoji dictionary 🎮 Video Game emoji or Controller emoji [ vid-ee-oh-geym ih-moh-jee ] Published July 8, 2021 What does 🎮 Video Game emoji mean? The Video Game emoji 🎮 depicts a controller used to play video games. It is commonly used to represent gaming and gamers. It is often used with the Joystick emoji 🕹️ and/or the Television emoji 📺. All of these emoji are especially used online on National Video Game Day on July 8. You’ve played these games for years, but do you know where your favorite video game character names come from? Hit pause and check it out here. Related words ⌨️ Keyboard emoji, 🖥️ Desktop Computer emoji, Leeroy Jenkins, 🎮 Video Game emoji Where does 🎮 Video Game emoji come from? The Video Game emoji 🎮 was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles a black video game controller with a directional pad on the left, two thumbsticks (also known as analog sticks or joysticks), and four buttons of various colors on the right. The Facebook version of the emoji is colored white and lacks the thumbsticks. The Microsoft version of the emoji depicts a wireless controller used for their Xbox game consoles. Video games are very popular worldwide, so the Video Game emoji 🎮 sees common use every day. People who enjoy video games will often use the Video Game emoji 🎮 in their username on social media sites like Twitter. Because it resembles a controller used for modern gaming, the Video Game emoji 🎮 is generally used to refer to newer games and game consoles. Generally speaking, the Joystick emoji 🕹️ is typically used more often to refer to older games. Examples of 🎮 Video Game emoji The PS5 controller might be my favorite ever 🎮 @Ohmwrecker, November 21, 2020 Happy National Video Game Day! I’ll be hopping between Apex Legends, COD, and Animal Crossing if anyone needs me. 🎮 @annaksnow, September 12, 2020 Who uses 🎮 Video Game emoji? The Video Game emoji 🎮 is used to refer to gamers, particular video games, or gaming in general. Nerdin out with my little brothers playing the new super smash brothers for the wii u 🎮😌 — Jessica Sanchez (@JessicaESanchez) November 22, 2014 Good morning! ☀️ It’s a beautiful day to play video games 🎮 — TmarTn (@TmarTn) March 7, 2021 🧼 🎮╭╭╮╭╭╮┃┃┃┃┃┃┃┃┃┃┃┃┃┛┻┛┛┃╭╮┃┈┈╱▔┃┃┃┃┈╱┈┈┗╯┃╰┳ ┳━━╯ ┻━━┻stay at home l lwash your hands ┃ ┃grab a controller — Xbox (@Xbox) March 20, 2020 Just Added home provider, iykyk, line warming, National Adoption Month, National Epilepsy Awareness Month Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 🎮 Video Game emoji like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of 🎮 Video Game emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.