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A video game is a game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. The word video in video game traditionally referred to a raster display device. However, with the popular use of the term "video game", it now implies any type of display device. The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles. These platforms are broad in range, from large computers to small handheld devices. Specialized video games such as arcade games, while previously common, have gradually declined in use.
(Video game, Wikipedia, retrieved 15 April 2008)
This is just a short overview page.
Related overview pages in this wiki of interest to educational technology:
- Computer game (See this article for a few ideas on educational use)
- MMORPGs, a desktop virtual reality form of virtual environments do have some educational potential, i.e. to create virtual habitats or to simulate 3D animations.
- Simulation and gaming (mostly computer-assisted role playing)
- Nintendo Wii (its controllers can be hooked up to other hardware)
Articles about games in this wiki:
- Neverwinter Nights (its game engine has been used to create small educational applications)