Hi all, I am writing an important piece about computer games, since we've all played games and have a broad knowledge of about them. I just want your opinion on how you would define what it is. 'what is a computer game'. You don't have to be technical about it, nor you have to research. This is a question based on your experience, bear in mind there is not a precise answer or unique definition to this. be objective about it and just briefly have your say on how you would define a computer game. thank you
A video game is a game played through a digital medium, meaning there's always a screen, a computer, and an input.
A computer game is a video game specifically played with a PC. All computer games are video games, but not all video games are computer games.
Of course, if you want to get really technical, anything that plays a video game must be a computer of some sort. When you specifically say "computer", though, it brings to mind, well, a fucking computer.
Computer games? I like those!
... So, basically, they can be defined as "a thing that some people like". At least, according to the "Ol' Oxford English", as we wordsmen call it. "Pass me the Ol' Oxford English", we say. Or, in more casual settings, "The Ox". As in, "Hey, guy, let's break out The Ox and get this party started!". At which point we get a little crazy and play the Etymology Game while knocking back near-beers by the dozen. It can get a little ribald, I don't mind telling you! Last year, James wore his cardigan and trousers BACKWARDS! Could you imagine? It implied that his torso and groinal region were backwards, and yet they weren't! I imagine such a disfigurement would cause some issues in the boudoir, according to what I've read about sex! Ha! The farce that would take place!
Some folks of questionable repute prefer to call it the "OxEnDi", but that's goddamn stupid. Those assholes.
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thanks for the response so far, i am trying to form a broad argument about how others define this. this is just part of my research and of course will be referenced to here, so please be objective about it. thanks
So your research paper is going to be about rape, cake, loops, piles, secrets, 0's and 1's, art, and a song from 1979 by a band called "Mi-Sex"?
I'm anticipating this.
hmmm...well i've played 100+ games so far... i guess with better technology these days people expect better graphics in games. Although every now and then an amazing indie game like terraria and minecraft pops up and appeal to sandbox crowd. I like free roaming alot. I also like the storyline of games which Far Cry 3 did a pretty good job of keeping the suspense(though im kind of sad at how unfulfilling the ending is) So i guess a computer game is something that entertains you. Some like games for story, challenges, gameplay or its graphics.
I've always used the term "computer game" for games that came out on old PC machines in the 80's and 90's, the kind of games that are obscure and really hard for the average guy to get into. Technically, any game played on an electronic machine is a computer game, but c'mon. Who uses terms in a technical fashion anyway?
It's basically a general term for video games that didn't catch on like "video games" did. In the past, there was quite a bit of ambiguity on what to call video games, and "computer games" was just one of the terms. As we've seen up to today, "video games" has certainly claimed the title. Perhaps the word "video" was more accessible to a general audience than "computer," and if you knew about computers 20-30 years ago, they were anything but simple.
simple answer, Minecraft on 360 and compare it with PC. Or Team Fortress 2 on PC compared to their console counter parts. Why World of Warcraft never made it onto consoles but there were some decent attempts. There's a community of people willing to try new and interesting things, even if it's insane graphic mod, networking code, or even paying for an server to just play Trackmania.