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Is the term "video"game outdate?

by skyknight Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:36 am

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/gaming.gad ... tml?hpt=C1

Quite an interesting approach, since you don't have to buy a media to play games anymore, nor do you have to see the other player next by you.
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Re: Is the term "video"game outdate?

by Quiet Flight Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:58 am

its not outdated or interesting.
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Re: Is the term "video"game outdate?

by Hatta Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:19 pm

Wikipedia wrote:Video is the technology of electronically capturing, recording, processing, storing, transmitting, and reconstructing a sequence of still images representing scenes in motion.


Wikipedia wrote:A game is a structured activity, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool.


A video game is a structured activity undertaken for enjoyment via the electronic processing of a sequence of still images representing scenes in motion. This definition is still quite valid.
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Re: Is the term "video"game outdate?

by ZeroAX Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:54 pm

really? I'd say it's the other way around. I belive the term game is outdated. Video games are not just toys anymore. They are so many things.

They are toys (super mario)

They are board games (wii sports, wii party, games for people to play together at a get together)

They are stories (syberia)

They are constructive toys (LittleBigPlanet)

They are sports (online FPS games, in the way chess and F1 racing are considered sports)


Interactive entertainment is a much better term to describe them in my opinion.
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Re: Is the term "video"game outdate?

by noiseredux Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:01 pm

this is why people think we're nerds.
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Re: Is the term "video"game outdate?

by ZeroAX Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:03 pm

noiseredux wrote:this is why people think we're nerds.


think???
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Re: Is the term "video"game outdate?

by the7k Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:04 pm

ZeroAX wrote:really? I'd say it's the other way around. I belive the term game is outdated. Video games are not just toys anymore. They are so many things.


Games =/= Toys. They are quite different, in fact, if not complete opposites.

Toys have no rules attached to them. Games are all about rules. You can use a toy in a game, and you can use a game-piece like a toy, but they are still completely different things.
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Re: Is the term "video"game outdate?

by ZeroAX Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:16 pm

the7k wrote:
ZeroAX wrote:really? I'd say it's the other way around. I belive the term game is outdated. Video games are not just toys anymore. They are so many things.


Games =/= Toys. They are quite different, in fact, if not complete opposites.

Toys have no rules attached to them. Games are all about rules. You can use a toy in a game, and you can use a game-piece like a toy, but they are still completely different things.


point taken
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Re: Is the term "video"game outdate?

by slowslow325 Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:22 pm

The term video game should no longer be considered as two words put together, it should be considered as it's own seperate term.
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Re: Is the term "video"game outdate?

by RCBH928 Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:51 pm

I think its outdated, I think it was wrong up from the start
Electronic games sounds much more fitting, I want to say digital games but some early games might be analogue I am not sure.
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