What does video game mean?

Definitions for video game

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word video game.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. computer game, video game(noun)

    a game played against a computer


  1. video game(Noun)

    A type of game existing as and controlled by software, usually run by a video game console or a computer, and played on a video terminal or television screen. Controlled by a paddle, joystick, joypad, mouse, keyboard, or a combination of any of these input devices.


  1. 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 cathode ray tube 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. Many modern computer games allow or require the player to use a keyboard and a mouse simultaneously. A few of the most common game controllers are gamepads, mouses, keyboards, and joysticks.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of video game in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of video game in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Devo:

    If your life was a video game, would you turn it off?

  2. Arisa Hosaka:

    Deal with the consequences of your actions, 'cause life ain't no video game.

  3. Douglas Gentile:

    The first study I began in 1999, to basically try to show video game addiction isn't a real thing, and it turns out I was wrong !

  4. Mark Hertling:

    It's not a video game that you can point at a target and say, 'OK, I've destroyed that,' the biggest misconception is the belief that we can eliminate all the nuclear capabilities of Iran if they decide not to go along with diplomatic efforts.

  5. Ashley Charles:

    The main appeal of chiptune music is that it's quite nostalgic -- using video game software and hardware from the 1980s and early 1990s to make sounds that sound like modern sounds, it's a way of creating music, it's not a genre ... You can make different types of chiptune music using different instruments.

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