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Computer and video games and games played on machines

adventure game

noun

a game you play on a computer in which you take part in an adventure

amusement arcade

noun

a place where you can play computer games, play on slot machines etc

arcade

noun

an amusement arcade

arcade game

noun

a type of computer game that you find in an amusement arcade

computer game

noun

a game that is played on a computer

console

noun

a small piece of electronic equipment that you connect to a screen, used for playing video games

game controller

noun

a small piece of electronic equipment that you connect to a games console or computer, with parts that you press or move to control a game

gamepad

noun

a small piece of electronic equipment that you connect to a games console or computer, with parts that you press or move to control a game

gameplay

noun

the story and structure of a computer game, and the way that it is played

gamer

noun

someone who plays games, especially computer games or games in which you pretend to be a character

games console

noun

a piece of electronic equipment that plays digital games. You connect it to a screen and game controllers.

gamification

noun

the process of adding game-like elements to activities and areas that are not games, in order to encourage people to take part and increase success or profits

haptic

adjective

relating to the sense or sensation of touch, especially in the context of electronic technology, games etc

joypad

noun

a small piece of equipment with buttons that you press to control the movement of the images on the screen in some computer games

joystick

noun

an upright handle that you use to control objects on the screen in a computer game

mouse potato

noun

someone who spends long periods of time using the Internet or playing computer games

multi-user

adjective

a multi-user computer game can be played by several different people at the same time using the Internet

pinball

noun

a game for one or two people that you play on a machine, using controls to hit a ball into targets in order to score points

pintable

noun

a machine on which you can play pinball

platform game

noun

a computer game in which you play a character that moves around by jumping from one platform to another

quest

noun

an aim you need to achieve in a computer game

stick

noun

a joystick

strategy game

noun

a computer game, for example a war game, in which a player makes decisions about the whole game rather than pretending to be a particular character

video arcade

noun

an amusement arcade where you can play video games

video game

noun

a game in which players use electronic controls to move images on a screen

war game

noun

a game in which people use images or models of military forces to pretend to fight battles on a computer or on a table

Open Dictionary

endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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